In the 2024 NFL Draft, Brock Bowers should be the top tight-end prospect for anybody who wants an offensive weapon. It is almost unfair to call Brock Bowers just a tight end. Bowers can line up just about anywhere on the field and do damage. In his career with the Georgia Bulldogs, he has scored touchdowns from everywhere on the field. The only offensive position Brock Bowers has not scored is at quarterback.
Brock Bowers is an offensive weapon that can be used in many ways.
I have watched many Georgia games in the past three years just because of this kid. He has lined up in the backfield, lined up out wide, and has lined up like an average tight end. His NFL comparison is currently George Kittle. I think that is a fair comp, but after the combine, he will be compared more to Rob Gronkowski, just a little bit smaller in size and less of a party animal.
Bowers was on pace to set a career-high in receptions and receiving yards this year. Brock Bowers has presently put up 567 receiving yards on 41 catches. Oddly, Bowers has only put up four touchdowns this year, with all four coming in a three-game span against the UAB Dragons, Kentucky Wildcats, and Auburn Tigers. In those three games combined, he put up 410 yards on 24 catches.
Brock Bowers suffered a high ankle sprain vs Vanderbilt.
For Bowers to have had his career high in both receptions and receiving yards, he only needed to average 4.5 receptions with 75 yards over the last five games of the season. It would have been no problem for Bowers, considering he is averaging almost six catches and 81 yards a game this season. Still, due to an injury he suffered in the game versus Vanderbilt, he will most likely miss the rest of the season, needing ankle surgery that will take 3-6 weeks to recover.
Bowers is impressive in the passing game and can also be used as an efficient runner. In his three years at Georgia, he has had 19 total rushing attempts with 193 yards, giving him an average of 10.2 yards. He has a career-long rush of 75 yards that he ripped off against Kent State in the fourth game of the 2022 season. A tight end averaging 10 yards a carry when handed the ball is impressive.
There should be no drop in his draft stock.
The ankle injury that Brock Bowers sustained should not affect his draft position at all. Bowers will be able to fit in with just about any NFL team. I could see Bowers going anywhere from the Chicago Bears at pick number one to the Los Angeles Chargers holding pick number nine. Bowers will be a difference maker to any team that he goes to. If he falls out of the top ten, that would surprise me. I can not wait to watch Bowers play on Sundays, no matter what team he is playing for.
The team that could and should be walking away from the Brock Bowers sweepstakes is the New England Patriots. While Mac Jones has been pitiful so far this year, there is not one playmaker on the offensive side of the ball. They do not have anyone like they used to when they had Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, Wes Welker, or even Danny Amendola. Brock Bowers will instantly become the number-one weapon on the Patriots’ offense and open it up more for the other players.
The second team that should be trying to land Brock Bowers in this year’s draft is the New Orleans Saints. They had an opportunity to grab one last year, and they did not. They have not had a feasible tight end since Jimmy Graham’s first stint with the Saints from 2010-2014. Brock Bowers would be a beautiful piece to pair with Chris Olave. Bowers would also free up more space for whoever is in the backfield, whether it is Alvin Kamara, Jamal Williams, or Kendre Miller.