At one point in time Clemson defensive end Da’Quan Bowers was considered a lock for the top five in April’s National Football League Draft, but knee surgery derailed that.
After what is being now being reported you can forget about Bowers in the first round all together.
According to Pro Football Weekly, via Pro Football Talk, Bowers surgery back in January was microfracture knee surgery. Also, NFL.com is reporting there is some weakness in the knee and the potential for long term arthritis.
Just the mere fact that he has already had microfracture knee surgery is a huge concern as NFL players who have had to undergo that kind of treatment usually aren’t the same as it involves the regeneration of knee cartilage. One example of that is New England Patriots defensive lineman Marcus Stroud who underwent the same procedure and has not been the same since.
In the end, if the Bills do want to take a chance on Bowers make sure it is in the second or third rounds as even a low first round pick for him right now isn’t even worth it.