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April 19, 11:00 AM ET
Chat with Da'Quan Bowers

Buzzmaster
  (11:00 AM)

We've got Da'Quan!

Matt P (Berkshire, NY)

Are you going to NY for the draft?

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:01 AM)

I'll be home in 'Bama with the family.

Cheesehead Sports Nut (Chicago, IL)

What has been your most favorite and least favorite part of the draft prep process?

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:02 AM)

My favorite part is getting to travel and meet with the NFL teams and coaches. The least favorite part is the uncertainty of not knowing where I'll end up.

Matt (IN)

I'm sure you'll be a great NFL player, but let's get to the important stuff: Do you like to grill? Do you prefer charcoal or gas?

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:02 AM)

I use charcoal when I grill.

Al (Wausau, WI)

DaQuan, do you have a preference for playing in a 4-3 or 3-4 defensive front?

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:02 AM)

I'm a 4-3 DE, but I can do either.

jesse (iowa)

who was your favorite NFL player as a child?

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:03 AM)

My favorite NFL player as a child was Reggie White.

Tyler (Atlanta)

Da'Quan What is Clemson's key this year to a successful season?

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:03 AM)

A strong defense.

Brad (Gadsden,Alabama)

Da'Quan, Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:04 AM)

I just pray. And that's it.

jesse (iowa)

What was your favorite team as a kid?

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:04 AM)

Dallas Cowboys.

Lotharun (NorCal)

Cleveland seems like a great fit for you. Did any of the teams you met with stand out above the others in their overwhelming interest to you? Were there any teams playing 3-4 showing serious interest?

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:04 AM)

They all showed similar interest.

Handel (Canton)

Have you followed the NFL lockout?

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:05 AM)

I have followed it. I get some calls.

Raul (Mission TEXAs)

Do you see yourself wearing a star on your helmet? U sure would look nice in Cowboy Blue playing with DeMarcus Ware.

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:05 AM)

It would be a dream come true.

Tom (West Bloomfield, MI)

Do you have a plan to continue working out and rehabbing in preparation for the season in case the players are still locked out?

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:06 AM)

Definitely. I'll work out all the way up to the draft.

CAL (St. Paul, MN)

Which position would you most like to play on offense?

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:06 AM)

Receiver.

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:06 AM)

No contact.

Jay (Washington DC)

Who do you most idolize at the defensive end position in the NFL right now?

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:06 AM)

Julius Peppers.

matt (pittsburgh pa)

Da'Quan what do you say to teams that ask why you only had one "big time" year?

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:07 AM)

It's all stored in the back of my mind.

Kris (CO)

Have you been scouting the defensive coaches from the teams that are scouting you to learn what they bring to the table to help you improve your game?

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:07 AM)

No, I haven't. I have too much work.

tom* (parkville, md)

How's the knee?

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:07 AM)

The knee is fine. 100%.

Brandon (Minnesota)

Da'Quan, what are your expectations for this upcoming season.(If there is a season)

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:08 AM)

Pro Bowl.

Chris Fiegler (Latham,NY)

What NFL Team do you think that you will end up with?

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:08 AM)

This draft is unpredictable. It's hard to say.

Kris (CO)

I know it is a bit of both, but do you tend to create your own energy (amp yourself up) or do you feed off of the other players around you more?

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:09 AM)

The other players feed off of me. I create my own energy.

tom* (parkville, md)

When you sign your NFL contract, what' the first thing you plan to buy?

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:09 AM)

No big plans. Going to save. Jesus saves and so do I.

Jomaka (LA)

What QB would you most like to put a crushing sack on?

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:10 AM)

Peyton Manning.

Scott (Northglenn, CO)

What's your favorite food?

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:10 AM)

Chicken strips.

Handel (Canton)

Have you had a chance to look at NFL OT on tape and who are in your opinion the tougfhest tackles in the NFL?

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:11 AM)

Jake Long.

CAL (St. Paul, MN)

Who are you cheering for in the NBA playoffs?

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:11 AM)

I'm a Lakers fan. I'm predicting Lakers and Chicago.

Scott (Northglenn, CO)

What's the weirdest/funniest thing you've been asked in the draft process?

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:11 AM)

Do I barbecue with charcoal or gas.

Norman (H-Town)

What kind of car would you buy given your first NFL contract?

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:12 AM)

I already have a car.

Matthew (Los Angeles,CA)

What team do you think you are going to be drafted by?

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:12 AM)

I don't have a preference. I just want to be drafted.

Scott (Northglenn, CO)

If you weren't playing football, you would be _______.

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:13 AM)

Something involving music.

tom* (parkville, md)

Who is you're favorite Old School rapper?

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:14 AM)

Wow..Run DMC. I like Doug E. Fresh.

Kris (CO)

Music? Nice. Do you play an instrument or sing, or are you more interested in the business side of it?

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:14 AM)

Both.

Scott (Northglenn, CO)

What's your proudest accomplishment so far?

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:15 AM)

That's hard. Winning the Nagurski Award.

Norman (H-Town)

How does your work ethic differ from everyone else?

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:15 AM)

I'm a student of the game. A lot of cats just show up to play. I study it like every game is a test.

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:16 AM)

Thanks to all my loyal fans for the support.

Da'Quan Bowers
  (11:16 AM)

Follow me on Twitter: @DaquanBowers93.