Are the Lions serious about Da'Quan Bowers?
And with the 13th pick the Detroit Lions draft Da’Quan Bowers. Does that have a certain ring to it? Not really.
Sports Illustrated’s Peter King has reported that the Lions have an interest in
King has good sources all around the NFL, but Bowers to Detroit? Really?
No doubt that based on talent alone, Bowers is Top 10 talent. (Mel Kiper ranks him sixth on his big board.)
But he has knee woes. Rumors abound that he needs microfracture surgery which could set him back for part of all of a season if there is one.
Did we mention risk/reward is Bowers’ middle name?
Here’s the deal, the defensive line is one place where the Lions are set. DE Kyle Vanden Bosch is 32, but his age doesn’t show yet. DE Cliff Avril is just 25 and had his best season. Plus the Lions have Lawrence Jackson, Turk McBride and Willie Young. All three are 25 and the Lions like them all.
If Bowers falls to 13, and it’s quite possible, the Lions will have a big decision to make.
Will Bowers be worth it in the long run? Or will someone (maybe a healthy CB like Prince Amukamara) be there who could help immediately.
My guess is Bowers will not wear the Honolulu blue and silver.
What do you think?
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