Brock Bowers’ Draft Profile | Georgia, TE Scouting Report

Brock Bowers is a unicorn, and it shows in his 2024 NFL Draft scouting report. He has the profile of a top-10 pick and a transcendent NFL weapon.

Georgia TE Brock Bowers has been regarded as one of the best 2024 NFL Draft prospects since he first hit the field as a true freshman in 2021. Right away, he showed he was different — and his final scouting report only confirms what he’s made clear.

Brock Bowers’ Draft Profile and Measurements

  • Height: 6’4″
  • Weight: 240 pounds
  • Position: Tight End
  • School: Georgia
  • Current Year: Junior

Bowers was born to be an elite athlete. His mother is in the Utah State Hall of Fame for her softball career, and his father received conference awards as a center on the football team.

Additionally, his sister currently plays softball at Sacramento State. The Bowers family is pretty athletic, to say the least.

Bowers himself was a highly-rated recruit coming from Napa, California. There, he was a consensus four-star recruit by the big three recruiting sites, and On3 made him a five-star.

He was listed as high as 32nd overall nationally, and his verified 4.5 speed and 40″ vertical generated interest across the board.

The Napa product immediately made an impact for the Bulldogs, catching six passes against Clemson in his first college outing as a true freshman. The next week against UAB, he caught three passes for 107 yards and two touchdowns. By the end of the year, he was casually putting up 10 for 139 against Alabama.

Bowers finished the 2021 campaign with 56 catches for 882 yards while also rushing four times for 56 yards. He scored 14 times on 60 touches. That netted him SEC Freshman of the Year and Second-Team All-American honors.

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Bowers followed up his incredible true freshman season with two more dominant campaigns, winning back-to-back John Mackey Awards in 2022 and 2023 as the best tight end in college football.

All totaled, Bowers touched the ball 194 times for 2,731 yards and 31 scores in his collegiate career and won two National Championship rings. Next on Bowers’ accomplishment list? Become an NFL star — and he’s already well on his way.

Bowers’ Scouting Report

Strengths

  • Has a stocky, compact, well-built frame with solid proportional length.
  • Size/speed anomaly with the instant burst and long strides to erode tackling angles.
  • Extremely explosive, energized athlete with rapid feet and urgent lower-body motion.
  • Possesses the curvilinear acceleration to splice around coverage DBs or sear upfield.
  • Has the necessary hip flexibility to adjust his tracking angle while keeping vertical speed.
  • Has a variable release package, within which he can use his agility and twitch to offset.
  • Shows off advanced stem work with his ability to lean and manipulate DB leverage.
  • Has the zone awareness to sneak behind second-level defenders and surge into space.
  • Can snare high-difficulty throws in-stride with rare body control and contortion ability.
  • Brings ultra-reliable hand-eye coordination and hand strength, even on contested balls.
  • Constant leg churn makes him almost impossible to bring down on first tackles.
  • Has a fighter’s mentality after the catch, clawing for ways to stay on his feet.
  • Blended change of direction and targeted physicality make him a nightmare to pursue.
  • Universally alignment-versatile offensive weapon with big-slot and motion capabilities.
  • Physical, assignment-sound blocker whose profile lends him usage versatility in space.

Weaknesses

  • Frame, while dense and compact, is around average mass for a tight end.
  • Hips can be a bit stiff at times when redirecting, limiting range on 90-degree transitions.
  • Route tree, while expansive, can use more efficient plant-and-drive technique at times.
  • Occasionally a bit late to get his head around and track the ball over his shoulder.
  • On occasion, will clap-catch passes with wide hands, increasing drop risk.
  • Doesn’t have the high-end mass or play strength to be a consistent in-line blocker.
  • Occasionally overshoots blocking angles in space and plants his feet too early.
  • Suffered an ankle injury in 2023 that required tightrope surgery.

Current Draft Projection and Summary

Bowers grades out as a top-10 prospect in the 2024 NFL Draft. He’s a blue-chip talent and the clear-cut No. 1 player at his position. Not only that, but his ability arguably transcends positional bounds and will enable him to be a usage-versatile offensive weapon in the NFL.

Some prospects make evaluations easy, and Bowers is one who does that. From the very start of his collegiate career, he proved himself to be a cut above the average player. His constant production emphasizes that, and his tape only confirms his rare ability.

Bowers is around average size for a traditional tight end, but that’s one of the only knocks on his profile. Within his mold, he’s a true size/speed freak with the long-strider range to chew up space vertically and destroy tackling angles in space.

Beyond his sheer speed and explosiveness — both of which are hyper-elite positional traits — Bowers also has superb cutting ability, foot speed, and flexibility — tools he weaponizes as a route runner and release artist, as well as a RAC dynamo off motions and screens.

Bowers can still work on refining his plant-and-drive technique on certain routes, and his versatility stops at being a consistent in-line blocker without high-end size and strength. But overall, there’s little stopping him from being an instant Day 1 asset for an offense and a potential game-changing force.

With Bowers, don’t get hung up on the positional designation. He’s not just a tight end. He’s a weapon — and his ability to separate, be utilized in dozens of ways, and tear apart defensive looks within the three-level framework will make him a true offensive focal point.

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