It wasn’t surprising that Mayer opted to move on to the NFL, losing out on the John Mackey Award was. Georgia’s brock bowers won the award for the nations best tight end, but if the voters looked at Pro Football Focus’ top 101 collegiate players from this past year, they might have been swayed to vote differently.
Mayer ended up as the 9th overall player, four spots ahead of Bowers, and the only tight end to rank inside the top 10. After catching 67 receptions for 809 yards and 9 scores, the soon-to-be NFL star delivered on the hype.
PFF’s 2022 College 101 Rankings: Tight Ends pic.twitter.com/mtgcNOkFQn
— PFF College (@PFF_College) January 29, 2023
We don’t know where Mayer will be playing football next, but wherever he ends up, that team will be very happy with his skill set.
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