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Brock Bowers

Brock Bowers (TE) – Georgia / Junior

6’4”, 230 Lbs. (Unofficial)

2022 Stats: 15 games, 63 receptions, 942 receiving yards, 15 yards per reception, 7 receiving touchdowns, 9 rushing attempts, 109 yards rushing, 12.1 yards per rush, 3 rushing touchdowns.  {Reference: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/brock-bowers-1.html}

Awards: 2022 John Mackey Award winner; 2022 FWAA All-America First Team; All-America First Team 2021

Measurables: (Available post-combine/pro day)

RAS: (Available post-combine/pro day)

Games Watched: 2022 vs. Florida; 2022 vs. TCU (National Championship Game); 2021 vs. Alabama

PRO’S 

Playmaker Brock Bowers is a 3-down Tight End who can be schemed close to the Offensive Tackle, in the slot, and even out wide, and runs screens, go routes, jet sweeps, corner routes.  Excellent feel for getting open and excellent — excellent — hands, body control, adjusts to the ball, and has that bruiser/fighter in him with ball-in-hand + explosiveness and speed to pull away from defenders to get YAC.  In two seasons for Georgia so far (and 2023 will be his Junior year), he has combined for 119 catches, 1824 yards, and 20 touchdowns, which would be fantastic production for a Wide Receiver, let alone a Tight End.  Tough, strong receiver who wins contested catches.  

What also makes him a 3-down TE is his exceptional pass blocking.  Strong, physical blocker in that regard.

CON’S

Bowers does not have elite size, but his size is adequate to get all facets of a TE’s job done in the NFL.  Not a consistent separator, but good enough and his physicality, great hands, great concentration at the catch point, explosiveness and speed in the open field with the ball in his hands make up for this, in my opinion.  Is VERY versatile in the types of routes he runs and is deployed in, but he’s not yet a great route runner, but is good enough in that regard and is known to be an intelligent player who I believe will polish up that aspect of his game as his career progresses.  He is known to struggle somewhat against physical press-man coverage which means that he’ll probably be schemed open to begin his NFL career. 

Could stand to improve in run blocking, but he 100% gives the effort and he is NOT ineffective.  Overall, he’s not a great in-line blocker (next to the OT) but he’s very effective blocking out in space for a RB.  A little on the light side and I’d imagine he can easily get to 240 or 245 without hurting his athleticism in order to improve his blocking strength.

OVERALL 

Brock Bowers is a Tight End’s Tight End — he does what an all around 3-down TE needs to be able to do and that is 1) be at least a non-liability as a blocker and 2) be a threat in the receiving game.  He can conceivably be a top-10 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft just like Kyle Pitts was in 2021.  While Bowers may not be the elite WR-from-the-TE position that Pitts is (even though he’s certainly more than good enough in that aspect), he has the blocking ability that Pitts lacked.  Bowers plays with urgency and a motor that teammates, coaches, and fans love in their players. 

Tight End is my favorite position on Offense (and Safety on Defense) and I absolutely love watching Bowers play TE in football.

 

Completed by: Joe Knows (@JoeJ_Clark), 08/15/23

 

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