Georgia star tight end Brock Bowers will forego his remaining eligibility and declare for the 2024 NFL Draft, he announced on social media Tuesday. The two-time John Mackey Award winner’s final collegiate season was limited by an ankle injury. He elected to sit out of Georgia’s 63-3 win over No. 5 Florida State in the Orange Bowl to cap the year.
“Words cannot describe how thankful I am for what these last three years has brought,” Bowers’s social media statement read. “It has been an unbelievable honor and privilege to play for this university. It has given me memories that will last a lifetime. … It has been such an awesome ride. With that being said, I will officially be declaring for the 2024 NFL Draft.”
Bowers is projected to be a surefire first round selection and is ranked as the top-ranked tight end and the No. 4 overall draft prospect according to CBS Sports. Bowers appeared in 10 games this season and recorded 56 catches for 714 yards and six touchdowns. He finished his Georgia career with 175 catches for 2,538 yards and 26 touchdowns.
Bowers was an integral part of Georgia’s national title teams in both 2021 and 2022.
Bowers’ draft stock
Bowers is the consensus No. 1 tight end available on CBS Sports’ 2024 NFL Draft and one of only two (along with Ohio State’s Cade Stover) players at the position ranked in the top 100. Bowers is the No. 4 overall player available behind Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr., USC quarterback Caleb Williams and Penn State offensive lineman Olumuyiwa Fashanu.
CBS Sports’ Josh Edwards projected Bowers to the Los Angeles Chargers with the No. 6 pick in his latest mock draft.
“Los Angeles continues stocking the offensive skill talent with the addition of Brock Bowers,” Edwards…