Brock Bowers 40 time: How does he compare to other tight ends?

Just how fast is this year's top tight end draft prospect?

Brock Bowers
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One of the top 2024 NFL Draft prospects that figures to hear his name called early on is Georgia tight end Brock Bowers.

He enters this draft as the top tight end in his class and one of the very best players, regardless of position. In recent years, tight ends have begun bucking the trend that the position takes a while to adjust to in the NFL. Last year, it was Sam LaPorta and Dalton Kincaid who busted out as big-time contributors for their respective teams.

Can Bowers follow in their footsteps and live up to the title some have given him as the greatest tight end in college football history? It all starts at the Combine, where Bowers showed off his physical gifts and overall athleticism this weekend.

Unfortunately for fans who were hoping to see what Brock's 40-time was, he didn't participate in that or any of the other drills at the combine.

Fastest 40-yard dash times by a tight end in NFL history:

Player

Time

Vernon Davis, Maryland

4.40 (2006)

Dorin Dickerson, Pittsburgh

4.40 (2010)

Evan Engram, Ole Miss

4.42 (2017)

James Hanna, Oklahoma

4.49 (2012)

Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri

4.49 (2020)

And, just for fun, let's take a look at some of the fastest times ever, regardless of position.

Fastest 40-yard dash times in NFL history:

Player

40-yard dash time (year)

1. John Ross, WR

4.22 (2017)

T1. Donte' Stallworth, WR

4.22 (2002)

3. Kalon Barnes, CB

4.23 (2022)

4. Chris Johnson, RB

4.24 (2008)

5. DJ Turner II, CB

4.26 (2023)

T5. Dri Archer, WR

4.26 (2014)

T5. Tariq Woolen, CB

4.26 (2022)

8. Henry Ruggs III, WR

4.27 (2020)

T8. Anthony Schwartz, WR

4.27 (2021)

T8. Marquise Goodwin, WR

4.27 (2013)

As I'm sure most understand by now, the 40-yard dash isn't necessarily representative of future success in the NFL. Most of the names on the above list haven't done a whole lot in the pros, so whether or not you believe Bowers' Combine numbers will be indicative of his future success doesn't hold a ton of weight.

For now, I think most of us can agree that he looks like he'll have a strong career no matter where he gets drafted.

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