The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have selected Clemson DE Da’Quan Bowers with the No. 51 pick in the NFL Draft. That Bowers would have fallen this far would have seemed unthinkable just a few months ago, when he appeared as the No. 1 overall pick in a lot of mock drafts. Concerns about his knee knocked him down a bunch, but I was very surprised to see him fall out the way out of the first round, let alone all the way to the middle of the second round. This looks like a very interesting upside gamble for the Bucs, although it remains to be seen how the knee will hold up.
Before that, the San Diego Chargers selected Clemson cornerback Marcus Gilchrist at No. 50. The New York Giants’ pick is in at No. 52. Cornerbacks like Curtis Brown and Johnny Patrick remain on the board for the Pittsburgh Steelers at No. 63.