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NFL Draft analyst explains why Georgia TE Brock Bowers is a good fit for Jets

Brock Bowers is expected to be one of the most highly sought-after prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft, pinned as an early first-round pick. And it doesn’t take long into the film-watching to see how he could bring a significant boost to practically any NFL offense.

ESPN’s Mel Kiper sees that particular offense as being the one owned by the New York Jets.

Kiper sent Bowers to the Big Apple with the 10th overall pick in his latest mock draft.

“Love Brock Bowers. I think he’d be great with Aaron Rodgers,” Kiper said. Obviously, they need somebody to help out Garrett Wilson. You say, well, they have to take an offensive lineman.”

Some believe the Jets should address the offensive line with their first selection — which they could very well do — but the pairing of Rodgers and a versatile Bowers could bring instant electricity to the Jets on that side of the ball.

“Think about it: Aaron Rodgers is returning, they have a void at the position and they might jump at the opportunity to add a pass-catching tight end with rare run-after-the-catch ability. That’s a natural fit,” Kiper wrote. “And yes, New York has a bigger hole at offensive tackle, but what if it doesn’t totally love its options here?”

There’s a lot to like about Bowers’ game between the multiple ways he can be utilized, his abilities as a blocker and his pure impact as a steady playmaker.

He finished out the 2023 season with 56 receptions for 714 yards with 6 receiving touchdowns and 1 rushing score over 10 games. Over 40 total games at Georgia, he reeled in 175 passes for 2,538 yards and 26 touchdowns.

Expect to see Bowers come off the board sooner rather than later on April 25, whether that’s with the Jets or in another landing spot.

Story originally appeared on Draft Wire