Buccaneers End Bowers’ Slide at 51

With the 19th pick in the second round of the NFL draft, the Tampa  Bay Buccaneers selected Clemson defensive end Da’Quan Bowers.

Analysis: Finally, Bowers’ nightmare ends. Bowers was thought of a couple of months ago as a possible No. 1 overall pick, but concerns over a bad knee dropped him past the middle of the second round. Tampa Bay decided his talent as a pass-rushing defensive end was worth the risk at this spot, and if the knee holds up, they could have just pulled the steal of the draft. The Bucs had just 26 sacks last year and must have felt it, since they’ve now used their first two picks of the draft of defensive ends. (They took Adrian Clayborn in the first.)

Alum: Former Bucs defensive back John Lynch announced the pick.

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