What did Brock Bowers say at the NFL Combine? Top tight end prospect primed for greatness

Brock Bowers did his talking at the podium and not on the workout field at the NFL combine

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Brock Bowers is primed for greatness on the field, but can and will the former University of Georgia tight end find his comfort zone facing the media off the field?  Well, the NFL scouting combine was a great test for a draft prospect not too keen on speaking in public.

On Thursday, Bowers faced his anxiety speaking in public head on by fielding questions and admitting it as a nerve wrecking experience.

“It’s not my favorite thing, but it’s part of it,” Bowers said, as transcribed by USA Today.  “I feel like I’ve gotten better at it since I started my freshman year at Georgia.”

Well, he better get used to it because as one of the top talents in the draft all the pre- and post-draft hype will follow him well into his rookie season, especially if he transcends those talents that made him such a weapon at Georgia into the NFL.

Brock Bowers hands down one of the top playmakers in the 2024 NFL Draft

Although Bowers decided not to show off those talents at the NFL combine, he’s a unique talent that has NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah marveling at his ability.

“I mean, when you watch him, he's super easy to grade. He is one of the best ten players in the draft,” Jeremiah said of Bowers. “Plays with just tenacity, especially with the ball in his hands. That's where he is at his best.

“He can climb the ladder and go and get the ball, and really the run-after-catch stuff is what makes him special.”

Special is the best word to describe the two-time John Mackey award winner who is coming off a final season with the Bulldogs that saw him play not completely 100 percent.  Could the fact that he didn’t show off his skills at the combine raise his stock or hurt it considering that he is coming off an injury?  It could be a smart move by a player who has proven he’s one of the best playmakers entering the draft.

When it comes to positional players entering the 2024 NFL draft, Bowers is a top 5 elite talent who could go anywhere from late-top 10 to mid-first round depending on needs.  There are a lot of NFL Mock drafts that has him going to the Los Angeles Chargers at No. 5, which would be interesting with John Harbaugh now the head coach and a young quarterback like Justin Hebert.

As Bowers would make any offense that much better with him on the field, there is something intriguing when it comes to a possible Herbert to Bowers connection for the Bolts.  The Chargers will most likely have the first crack at selecting the former Bulldogs tight end, but whoever gets him will be selecting possibly the next great tight end in the NFL.

“Tight end is a prime position to be in right now.  I’m just glad it’s now,” Bowers said at the podium.  “I feel like I’m yards after the catch and just being able to make people miss.  Just turn good plays into great plays.”

When it comes to the possibility of playing with a talent like Hebert, Bowers said the relationship with the quarterback is a good starting point because they must build that trust in one another.  That is something he said he will work on wherever he is drafted.