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Sunday, February 27, 2011
Bowers' sidekick could interest Denver

By Bill Williamson

INDIANAPOLIS -- If Da’Quan Bowers ends up in Denver, he could come as a package deal.

Bowers is entering the draft with massive Clemson teammate Jarvis Jenkins. Bowers is a defensive end who Denver could be targeting at No. 2. Jenkins is a versatile defensive tackle who could be had in the second- to-fourth rounds. Both would fit John Fox’s defense.

Bowers credited Jenkins -- the two are close friends who share the same agent -- for helping him lead the nation with 15.5 sacks in 2010. So, I’m sure the two would love to play together in the NFL.

If Jenkins performs well at the combine, he could rise up draft boards because of his unique ability and size. He played several different positions on the Clemson line. At this time, he is known as a better run stuffer than pass rusher.

“I’ve established I can stop the run,” Jenkins said at the NFL combine. “If I want to be an elite player in the NFL, I got to improve pass-rush, because sacks get you paid, sacks get you in the Hall of Fame. That’s what I got to do.”

Jenkins also offers unique help on special teams. He has four blocked field goals.