Initially projected as a top pass-rushing talent in the 2011 NFL Draft, Bowers fell into the second round and was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he spent the first four years of his career.
It’s safe to say Da’Quan Bowers has not lived up to expectations. After the former All-American at Clemson led the nation in sacks with 16 in 2010, he has totaled just 66 tackles and seven sacks in four seasons in Tampa. Since his rookie season, Bowers hasn’t played a full year due to injuries and suspension.
Regardless, the Buccaneers just couldn’t get any sort of consistent production out of the former college pass-rushing phenom after trying him along the entire defensive line.
Da’Quan Bowers, 25, is still young with almost an entire career left ahead of him. Maybe it’s time for a change. The New Orleans Saints could certainly use another experienced body on the defensive side of the ball, especially on the line. The 6-foot-4, 288 pound Bowers will come cheap and could add a competitive presence at camp, so I applaud the idea of Sean Payton and company giving him a look, if that is indeed the case.
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