When you see Brock Bowers at practice, he doesn’t immediately stand out. That’s in part because of who else is in his position group. Darnell Washington is perhaps the biggest player on the team. Arik Gilbert isn’t much smaller and is a bit faster than the monument that is Washington.
Even freshman Oscar Delp has a size advantage over Bowers. The sophomore tight end from Napa, Calif., still has good size at 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds. It’s not until seeing Bowers fire off the ball that you begin to understand why he was able to do what he did last season.
Bowers led Georgia in every statistical receiving category last season, with 56 catches for 882 yards. His 13 touchdown catches were a school record. Seeing him sprint off the line and run his route just seems easier for him than it does anyone else in Georgia’s tight end room. He’s moves faster than everyone, but he looks effortless in doing so.
Before you know it, he’s created a few yards of separation from freshman Malaki Starks, the 5-star uber-athletic defender tasked with trying to cover him. Bowers is so open that quarterback Stetson Bennett has no problem finding him in a the team’s half-line pass drill against Georgia’s dime defense. It’s an easy completion to his favorite target.
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