One of the biggest stories during NFL Draft weekend was Da’Quan Bowers and how a once top-5 prospect fell into the second round of the NFL draft to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Owners and teams stayed away from the nation’s leading sack leader due to a knee injury. Since draft day, Bowers has been fairly quiet but he recently spoke with “The Commish” Justin Pawlowski about his knee.
“My knee is great,” Bowers started with. “It’s back to where I needed it to be. It’s back to playing shape. I’ve been rehabbing and working out all throughout the whole summer. The knee is fine. I’m running, jumping, and cutting. Everything’s a full go.”Some worried that Bowers’ knee would cause problems for him throughout his NFL career. Bowers denied those rumors and said that he expects to have a long NFL career.
“Dr. Andrews has seen much worse knees than mine go on to have great NFL careers.”Bowers was absent from both the Josh Freeman-lead mini-camp and the rookie symposium this past week. He was asked about his absence and responded with this.
“I didn’t want to miss any rehab time or anything that would slow me down from being where I needed to be come camp time.”So everything sounds positive for the Bucs second round draft pick from Clemson. If it works out, then it looks like the Bucs have a steal in the second round.