Jets hosting TE Brock Bowers ahead of 2024 NFL draft

The Jets officially hosted the 2024 NFL draft prospect many experts predict they’ll take with their No. 10 pick: Georgia tight end Brock Bowers. 

New York brought Bowers in for an official visit less than two weeks before the first round, according to NFL Network’s Peter Schrager.

Bowers is the clear-cut No. 1 tight end prospect in the 2024 draft. The 6-foot-3, 243-pound tight end did it all for the Bulldogs for the past three seasons. He caught 175 passes for 2,538 yards and 26 touchdowns in 40 games. Bowers also rushed 19 times for 193 yards and five touchdowns.

Bowers to visit Jets

Bowers’ visit confirms rumors and speculation that the Jets would target a pass-catcher with their No. 10 pick. New York already met with LSU wide receiver Malik Nabers and Washington wide receiver Rome Odunze, but both may be gone by the time the Jets make their selection unless general manager Joe Douglas moves up in the first round.

New York needs a tight end as well. The team cut C.J. Uzomah and only has Tyler Conklin, Jeremy Ruckert and Kenny Yeboah on the roster. Conklin is a solid starter but doesn’t offer the same firepower the Jets need to make a big jump in 2024.

Bowers would become a Day 1 difference maker for New York. He would join a young offensive corps with receiver Garrett Wilson and running back Breece Hall. That trio is an incredible starting point for the Jets as they look to make up the time they lost in 2023.

As The Sporting News’ Jayson Braddock wrote: “Rodgers will love Bowers’ ability to immediately show that he blocks at the snap of the ball, only to quickly make an out cut that gets him in space with the opportunity to move chains at a highly efficient rate. Bowers will devour zone coverage with Rodgers. For a tight end, he has an incredible shake off the line of scrimmage, can make the one-hand grab and is a threat running after the catch.”

Jets pre-draft prospects visits

  • Washington WR Rome Odunze
  • LSU WR Malik Nabers (LSU)
  • CFL CB Qwan’Tez Stiggers
  • USC WR Brenden Rice
  • University of British Columbia OT Giovanni Manu
  • Florida StateQB Jordan Travis
  • Michigan WR Roman Wilson
  • Western Michigan DE Marshawn Kneeland
  • Penn State DE Chop Robinson
  • LSU DT Maason Smith
  • Marshall CB Micah Abraham
  • Notre Dame OT Joe Alt
  • Tulane QB Michael Pratt
  • Arizona OT Jordan Morgan

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