Last week, a report surfaced that the Buffalo Bills were one of several teams making preparations to check out Clemson defensive end Da'Quan Bowers at his April 1 workout. Now, Bill Williamson of ESPN is reporting that Bowers will visit the Bills at their Orchard Park facilities - along with six other teams in possession of top eight picks in the 2011 NFL Draft.
The only team picking in the top eight that Bowers is not visiting with, per the report, is the San Francisco 49ers.
Bowers is a 6'3", 280-pound junior defensive end that was the nation's top recruit coming out of high school, but who didn't realize much of his potential until a 2010 season in which he recorded 25 tackles for loss and a nation-high 15.5 sacks. Questions have recently arisen about a surgically repaired meniscus injury that has prevented Bowers from taking part in off-season workouts; per the source to Williamson's report, Bowers' camp is confident that his pre-draft visits will alleviate those concerns. A strong workout on April 1 would be effective, as well.
We've now got names of 10 players visiting One Bills Drive pre-draft. Seven of them are front-seven defenders.