Biography: "Three-year starter awarded All-American and all-Conference honors as a junior after posting 63/24/15.5. Sophomore totals included 58 tackles, when he struggled most of the year with a knee injury. Posted 47 tackles as a true freshman."
Positives: "Explosive game-changing defensive player who can take over the action when his motor's running. Fluid moving in every direction of the field, rarely off his feet, and fast off the edge. Shows skill in pursuit. Breaks down well, works his hands throughout the action, and very explosive. Displays a tremendous burst of speed and plays with great suddenness. Can turn it on in a single step, fires off the snap, and flies down the line of scrimmage to make plays. Fast getting out to the flanks to chase the action and is a disruptive force. Keeps his feet off the initial block, redirects to the action, and is a legitimate run stopper when he plays hard."
Negatives: Easily controlled by a single blocker. Does not always play with a high motor and will turn it off and on. Lacks true bulk and may struggle against the run.
Analysis: Bowers was a highly rated recruit coming to Clemson and improved each season before his sensational junior campaign. He's an outstanding defensive end prospect and a pass rusher with the potential to alter the momentum of games. Bowers is a terrific athlete with a great upside and offers All-Pro skills when all the cylinders are running.
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