Denver to take a close look at Bowers

The Denver Broncos surprised everybody on Tuesday when it was reported that the team will work out Washington quarterback Jake Locker.

It’s no surprise that Denver is going to take a close look at Clemson defensive end Da'Quan Bowers. He is expected to be one of the players Denver considers taking with the No. 2 overall pick. The Broncos have many needs on defense.

They have worked out Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller and are scheduled to workout LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson. I’d expect Denver to visit with top defensive tackles, Marcell Dareus of Alabama and Nick Fairley of Auburn as well.

Bowers' visit to Denver, which will come after his April 1 pro day, will be important because Denver will get to take a closer look at his knee, which was injured in January. Bowers has said his knee will be fine. He will meet with seven of the teams with the top eight picks in the draft.