NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock breaks down his list of top defensive ends available in the 2011 NFL Draft, a group he projects to include seven or eight first-round picks.
“Da’Quan Bowers is the guy that everyone is talking about,” Mayock told NFL Network. “If you want to take a shot at him, it’s because he’s a one-year wonder. He had 15.5 sacks, and he was a monster. When you put the tape on, he jumps out. He’s a top-five pick, and he could be the first overall pick. The only concern teams have is, ‘Where was he the (previous) two years? Why did his numbers go up so high this year?’ But the bottom line is, when you put the tape on, he’s a top-five pick.”