NFL pro days are practically coming to a close with just a handful of workouts scheduled for next week. NFL teams then will use the ensuing two weeks to meet with players and finalize their boards.
Today, Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff was in Clemson to see the personal pro day of DE Da’Quan Bowers. Bowers who suffered a torn meniscus in his knee during this past year, has been limited from fully participating in workouts due to the injury and today was the chance to showcase his skills to NFL talent evaluators. Bowers entered the off-season as a potential No. 1 target, but most reports have him disappointing during today’s workout. There is some talk that Bowers may tumble out of the Top 10 now given team’s lingering concerns about his knee. Per Pro Football Weekly, teams are questioning how much he will contribute in his first year.
At 276 pounds, Bowers ran 40 times in the 4.8 to 5.0 second range according to most watches, leaped 34.5 inches on the vertical jump and 9 feet, 2 inches on the broad jump. He did not perform in the bench, and struggled in his 3-cone drill recording a time around 7.0 seconds.
However, Dimitroff was praising of Bowers after the workout, calling him an “impact player” and conceding he won’t be running 40 yards as a defensive end and uses his hands like an All-Pro according to various sources.
Also working out alongside Bowers were his teammates Jarvis Jenkins, MIguel Chavis, and Jamie Cumbee.
After Bowers workout, Dimitroff will meet with Clemson DB Marcus Gilchrist.