Da’Quan Bowers was widely regarded as a high first-round draft pick until questions surfaced about his knee. The Bucs ended up getting him late in the second round, No. 51 overall.
So if Bowers’ assessment of his knee is an accurate indication of how healthy he’ll be, Tampa Bay got a bargain.
Bowers told WDAE that his surgically repaired knee is “great” and that “everything is full go.”
“It’s back to playing shape,” Bowers said, via our friends at Rotoworld. “I’ve been rehabbing and working out all throughout the summer, even throughout the lockout. The knee is fine. I’m running, cutting, jumping.”
Bowers was one of the few Bucs who skipped the team’s recent player-organized minicamp, so there haven’t been many witnesses to his running, cutting and jumping. But Bucs fans have to like the sound of what Bowers is saying.
I have a feeling that this guy may break out and have the kind of rookie season that Suh had last year. He has a giant chip on his shoulder and wants to get back at all the teams who passed on him. Opponents beware.