Remember Da'Quan Bowers? He's the "everybody loves me" defensive end from Clemson that held court as a Top 5 draft prospect from just after the 2010 draft, till the 2011 draft. Then the floor fell out from under him. His stock crashed faster than Goldman-Sachs. Rumors flew around the sporting world that he was damaged goods. He had been everyone's draft day darling, some touting him as the #1 overall pick after Andrew Luck decided to return to Stanford for another year. He finally found a home when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took him with the 51st pick in the second round...
His 2012 NFL Draft day doppelganger could be Alabama defensive end Courtney Upshaw? Though he was never touted as a Top 5 pick like Bowers, some Mock drafts have had him listed as a Top 10 pick not so long ago.
Upshaw got even more bad news after his Pro day. NFL.com's Mike Mayock began talking about Upshaw as a second round pick. Then came a crushing review by Charlie Casserly:
" I don't know what you do with this guy? He's a 6' 1" plus defensive end that will be engulfed by (NFL) tackles. On the outside (OLB), he has no explosion up-field. I think he's a heck of a college player, but I'm not sure he's a pro player" - NFL.com
Where he'll ultimately land on Draft Day is anyone's guess?