Bowers Goal to Be No. 1 Pick

Bowers Goal to Be No. 1 Pick


Bowers Goal to Be No. 1 Pick


DaQuan Bowers held his final press conference as a Clemson Tiger Saturday afternoon.  The nation’s sack leader is going to push hard to be the No. 1 pick in the draft.

“That is definitely my goa.  Every athlete dreams of being drafted.  When you are in a position where you have the chance to be the No. 1 pick you have to take advantage of it.  I am going to do everything in my power to make sure I am the No. 1 pick,” said Bowers.

DaQuan knows he will have serious competition for the No. 1 pick from Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley.

Bowers says he will participate in the combine and he will be back for Clemson’s pro day the second week of March.

“As far a a spot assured I don’t think any spot is assured.  I am definitely going to go to the combine.  I am going to compete.  I will hopefully solidify my position as the No. 1 pick,” said Bowers.

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was very supportive of his decision.

“Coach Swinney was happy for me.  He told me he would support me 100 percent and he has.  He explained the pros and cons to me.  He told me he is supportive of my decision and he said he thanked me for my time at Clemson and for working so hard here at Clemson,” said Bowers.

DaQuan has signed with BTI Sports Advisors out of Chicago.  He is being represented by Joe Flanagan who was in attendance on Saturday.

Bowers flew into Clemson Friday from Los Angeles where he is working out.  He will return on Sunday and continue to workout for the combine and Clemson pro day.

How involved is DaQuan in Clemson’s big recruiting weekend?

“I am not too involved.  I see some of them and knew a lot of them form this season.  I saw some of them last night.  I hope Clemson reals them all in,” said Bowers..

The consensus All-American says he still has plenty of room for improvement.

“Every time I watch filem I see things I could do better. Coach Steele has a saying that when you think you reach your  destination it changes. Going to the NFL is a chance to elevate my game to another level,” said Bowers.



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