Bowers' failed physicals not end of world

March, 28, 2011
3/28/11
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I don’t think teams should be overly concerned by the fact Clemson defensive end Da’Quan Bowers reportedly failed physicals in February.

He had arthroscopic knee surgery in January. It’s predictable he wouldn’t be able to pass physicals just weeks after the procedure.

The key for Bowers is Friday’s pro day. His agent wrote in an email to ESPN.com last week that Bowers has recovered well from the surgery and he expects his client to perform well at the pro day.

Denver, which has the No. 2 pick, is expected to be at the pro day and to meet with him Friday evening. Bowers will also visit Denver in April. The next month is critical for Bowers. If he does well in front of scouts and passes his physicals with teams prior to the draft, he’ll be a high draft pick.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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