Posts Tagged ‘Da’Quan Bowers’

How the Tampa Bay Bucs expect a trade-style acquisition on the defensive line soon…

The Tampa Bay Bucs were dealt a harsh blow last Sunday, and I don’t just mean the loss to the Cowboys. Disruptive defensive lineman Adrian Clayborn, a former first-round pick, went down for the season with a knee injury. He tore his MCL, partially tore his ACL, and will almost certainly need surgery. For a Bucs D-line that has stopped the run better than anyone, it stings. And that’s especially true because they haven’t been quite as effective pressuring quarterbacks. Clayborn has no sacks this year, but he’s definitely tough to block, generating a lot of attention. How will the Bucs defense make up for this loss? Well, temporarily, they signed DE Jeff Charleston. But for the long term, they […]

Unearthing the hidden gems from Week 1

When the Playbook research staff digs into a new batch of coaching tape, we dig deep.

While cooking up “All-22″ content for the Week 2 Playbook shows at the end of the week, we spend much of our Mondays and Tuesdays watching every game. And we mean every game.

Bucs lock up top three draft picks

The Buccaneers did much of the heavy lifting on the draft front Wednesday, getting their top three choices under contract.

Bucs toe line of risk vs. reward with picks

The Buccaneers put on a clinic in risk-versus-reward draft strategy this week. Probably more risk than reward.

Day 2 should feature Bowers, QBs, CBs

As we enter Day 2 of the 2011 NFL Draft, here are some topics we’re mulling as teams set their draft boards for Rounds two and 3. Teams change their boards after the first round, adjusting to what happened and re-assessing the players who are left.

Bowers slid … right out of the first round

It was a very telling point of the NFL draft when the Buccaneers, badly in need of a pass rusher at No. 20, selected Iowa DE Adrian Clayborn. Not that Clayborn was a reach, but that the Bucs chose him over Clemson DE Da’Quan Bowers, who is sliding because of concerns over his surgically repaired knee.

Mayock: Teams either buy into QBs or don’t

The third annual NFL.com mock draft, like its predecessors, was an interesting endeavor in looking at how the first round could ultimately play out, with NFL Network and NFL.com analysts playing the roles of general managers.

Mayock: Ingram could slide out of first

NEW YORK –- In the days leading up to the NFL Draft, much of what prognosticators see playing out is a matter of educated guessing. But some names continue to emerge as players who could slide in the first round Thursday night — a topic that was discussed among NFL Network’s analysts during their Tuesday production meeting.

Mayock: Draft will be ‘feeding frenzy’ for QBs

NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock spent 90 minutes Wednesday on a conference call talking with reporters about the 2011 NFL Draft. Those 90 minutes proved to be a gold mine of pre-draft knowledge, with Mayock sharing his thoughts on many of the prospects and what NFL teams are thinking.

Sapp favors Quinn over Bowers

Defensive ends Robert Quinn and Da’Quan Bowers are at the top of Mike Mayock‘s draft board for their position. Both have questions going against them. Quinn missed the entire 2010 season because of NCAA rules violation. Bowers is coming off a knee injury that would not allow him to workout at the combine or Clemson’s pro day (but will have his own pro day on April 1).

Casserly mock top 10: No room for Newton

Former NFL GM Charley Casserly was full of surprises while unveiling his mock draft Top 10 on “Path to the Draft.”

Tale of the tape on top D-line prospects

Defensive linemen, considered to be a strength of this year’s draft class, were weighed and measured Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Mayock prefers DE Quinn over Bowers

NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock has been all over the combine the past few days, but he took a break to answer some questions for NFL.com about what he’ll be looking for this weekend.

Mayock: Best defensive end class I’ve seen

On a conference call yesterday, NFL draft expert Mike Mayock said that this draft is particularly stacked with quality DEs.

On the clock: Will Panthers bank on Clausen?

It’s the starting point for most discussions surrounding the 2011 NFL Draft: Who will the Carolina Panthers select No. 1 overall?

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