ATHENS, GEORGIA - SEPTEMBER 23: Brock Bowers #19 of the Georgia Bulldogs breaks a tackle and rushes in for a touchdown during the second quarter against the UAB Blazers at Sanford Stadium on September 23, 2023 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
ATHENS, GEORGIA - SEPTEMBER 23: Brock Bowers #19 of the Georgia Bulldogs breaks a tackle and rushes in for a touchdown during the second quarter against the UAB Blazers at Sanford Stadium on September 23, 2023 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

Brock Bowers: The Only Generational Prospect in 2024 NFL Draft

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ATHENS, GEORGIA – OCTOBER 7: Brock Bowers #19 of the Georgia Bulldogs avoids a tackle of Jalen Geiger #4 of the Kentucky Wildcats during the second quarter at Sanford Stadium on October 7, 2023 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

The term “Generational” has been getting passed around this season for a certain prospect. That prospect is not generational, but I believe the tight end (TE) down in Athens, Georgia is. That prospect’s name is Brock Bowers.

He possesses the characteristics, attributes, and skill set to be a cornerstone of an NFL franchise. A cornerstone such as the Chiefs’ tight end Travis Kelce where the offense is dialed around him.

His acumen as a blocker and his athleticism as a pass catcher set him apart as the undisputed TE1 in the 2024 Draft class.

Overview: Brock Bowers

6-foot-4, 240 pounds

40 Time: 4.48 (nfldraftbuzz.com)

2022 stats: 63 Receptions, 942 yards (15 avg) 7 TDs – 9 carries 109 yards (12.1 avg) 3TDs

Level of Competition: High

2022 Film Evaluated: Florida, LSU, South Carolina & Tennessee

2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report:

A true dual threat at the tight-end position. He’s able to be packaged around any offensive style whether it’s run-heavy, RPO (run-pass-option), spread, or even West Coast. Regardless, he’ll be a benefactor. Brings a unique package of size, speed, athleticism, and IQ. Good route runner with impressive flexibility where he’s fluent at the top of his routes. Whether he’s wide open or heavily guarded, Bowers displays elite ball skills, and reliability at every catch point. He’s known for his YAC (yards after catch) ability leading all college TEs in yards after catch, amassing an impressive 479 yards. He displays a wide catch radius while demonstrating elite hand-eye coordination. Has outstanding strength, balance, and body control making him a force on the field.

Not only is he dangerous in the passing game, but he’s also schemed in plays with sweeps, reverses, or screens. Bowers has rare versatility and he’s consistently delivering explosive plays. His change of direction and creativity allows him to be impactful within an offense. Furthermore, Bowers has a reputation as a receiver, but his potential as a blocker in the run or screen game is notable. 

Bowers doesn’t display many weaknesses but even though he shows fluentness as a route runner, there’s room for improvement in mastering the full route tree. NFL offenses are more complex, and his occasional mistiming can hinder play execution and throw-off timing for the quarterback. This Georgia TE does lack a variety of release moves which could affect his play on and off the LOS (line of scrimmage).

Summary:

Bowers is nothing short of generational. This Georgia junior TE will show out on the NFL stage with his playmaking ability that showed in crucial games like the National Championship this past season. Not to mention, he additionally flashed against teams like Ohio State and South Carolina showing his big-game mentality. Bowers is a mismatch against any defense with the ability to line up outside or on the line. His production, skill set, and recognition in just two seasons have positioned Bowers to be special. Given his trajectory, Bowers is on track to be a dominant force in the NFL, ready to make an immediate impact for any franchise that selects him.

Who will he remind us of?

Vernon Davis who played tight end in the NFL for 15 seasons while producing 583 career receptions for 7,562 yards and 63 touchdowns.

Colton just graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Science at the United States Sports Academy. He has previous coaching experience as a former offense and defensive line coach at a local high school. While performing those duties, he also worked at PFF (Pro Football Focus) for a brief moment of time. He currently develops scouting reports here at firstroundmock.com. His aspirations are to become an NFL Scout/GM in the future. 

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