Da'Quan Bowers says knee is '100 percent'
Former Clemson defensive end Da’Quan Bowers auditioned for NFL teams for about two hours on Friday morning, showcasing his skills in both the weight room and on the field in Memorial Stadium.
Bowers ran the 40-yard dash three times and also did a three-cone drill and various other agility drills that are designed to evaluate linemen. Former teammates Miguel Chavis, Jamie Cumbie and Jarvis Jenkins also worked out on Friday for the scouts.
A total of 41 people affiliated with NFL teams were in attendance on Friday. The list included one general manager, one head coach, three player personnel directors, one defensive coordinator, four defensive line coaches and 31 scouts. Twenty-four of the 32 NFL teams were represented. The Atlanta Falcons had the biggest contingent with six people, while the Arizona Cardinals had five.
“It was a good day," Bowers said, according to a release. "I could have done better with my 40-time, but I am about a month behind because of the knee surgery I had in January. I thought I did well in the drills. My knee feels 100 percent."
Bowers has been invited to the NFL draft in New York in late April, but has not decided if he will attend.
“This is a big thing for my hometown (Bamberg, SC) and for my family. I have thought about sharing it with them in Bamberg. I will make a decision the week of the draft.”
Bowers said he enjoyed one last workout in Death Valley.
“I am very glad that I got to do this workout in Death Valley. We thought about doing it on the practice field, but I wanted to do it in the stadium. It was great to be here one last time. It felt like home.”
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