Bowers(who was highly received as the 1st overall pick) has been sliding lately. After character issues and knee concerns some experts have him dropping out of the top 10. Seems serile really but some even have him dropping out of the top 20. I think if he is available we should at least take a flyer. We have needed a DE opposite JA55 for the longest. JA55 is a beast but his time is running out.
Bowers is a monster.period. A great pass rusher and a run stuffer. Very athletic DE who has been compared to Mario Williams. He has failed some teams medical tests but I dont know if he failed ours. If he did slip what team would be a good trade partner? The Rams. The Rams have been mocked grabbing a OLB or a WR like Julio Jones. If Jones is gone I think that Rams would be willing to trade down. I dont know what we would give up but I do think we could get that pick. The Rams would benefit as well. Since no other WRs are projected to go that high they might want to trade back. They could get a Torrey Smith, Houston, Reed, or another player at 27 and plus grab some extra picks.
We would benefit from grabbing a stud DE who can come in and provide us what we need. A dominant pass rush. It has been a flaw on our D for some time and this guy could help with that. I dont know the situation with his knee but if it checks out Im fine with it. This would be a steal at 14 and would inch us that much closer to #1.