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Da'Quan Bowers is there at #24. What do you do?

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; With his recent knee surgery he could very well be there. With guys like Heyward, Austin, Taylor and Clayborn all likely to be available also - what would you do? Pick or pass? Everyone knows my desire for a speedy, ...

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Old 04-28-2011, 08:32 AM   #1
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Da'Quan Bowers is there at #24. What do you do?

With his recent knee surgery he could very well be there. With guys like Heyward, Austin, Taylor and Clayborn all likely to be available also - what would you do? Pick or pass?

Everyone knows my desire for a speedy, edge-rusher for the d line. I don't know if I could pass on Bowers. Even though he's had surgery, he's still young and powerful enough to recover.
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:35 AM   #2
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He may miss the entire 2011 season, but if he's as good as many say it may be worth it to take him and redshirt him this year.
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:44 AM   #3
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You take him. The contracts at 24 are reasonable and if you can land top 5 talent that late in the first round, you take him and deal with the risk. The reward far outweighs the monetary risk.
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:35 AM   #4
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I would like to know a little more about the injury... there are rumors about him needing microfracture surgery, which could be a serious problem. If that's not the case, you absolutely take him. Guy is a beast.
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:36 AM   #5
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Take him...there were no questions with his ability until after the knee concerns. Now there is talk that no one attempted to block him on many of his sacks, etc, etc. If your medical staff thinks the knee will hold up, then he is a no brainer at 24.
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Has the knee been checked out yet ... prolly so.... and if gtg.... then .....shwing!
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:38 AM   #7
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I don't think he will get pass Tampa at the 20 pick but if he's there get him. I agree with Danno if he's not 100% let him sit the whole year and he will be ready for next year.
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:57 AM   #8
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Pass. We are talking about knees, and in this case, a 8-10 million dollar knee...re-habbing and then carrying 280lbs stop-and-go and having to press 350 ongoing just to keep up with his competition, and ALWAYS having people going low and rolling around at his feet. I say we pass. Too many other "healthy choices" to roll the dice like that in the first round. There are no guarantees or injury free passes for selecting a healthy guy. I just don't see using our 1st round pick on a position that requires speed, strength and leverage in a 280+ package on a nagging knee.

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Old 04-28-2011, 02:22 PM   #9
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Top 5 talent at 24 is worth the risk. You pay your medical team very good money to poke and prod and determine the health risk of these players. If the team has deemed Bowers suitable, then at 24 you would be crazy not to select or at least entertain trade offers from the team who wants to take him at that pick.
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Old 04-28-2011, 02:36 PM   #10
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We dont have a whole year ..we are after another SB..we need a player to step in now..
Well your right I wouldn't take him now since Will Smith will be gone for the first four game of the season now after that Starcap crap. We need to draft someone who is going to start this year.
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