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The timing of Brock Bowers’ New York Jets visit could be revealing

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Brock Bowers is visiting the Jets on an interesting day

Announcing their new look and jerseys is not the only thing the New York Jets will be up to on Monday. According to NFL Network’s Peter Schrager, the Jets are hosting former Georgia tight end Brock Bowers on Monday in Florham Park, NJ.

The timing of this particular visit is quite interesting.

Brock Bowers’s visit coincides with the first day of the Jets’ offseason training program. Even more interesting is the idea that it coincides with the arrival of star quarterback Aaron Rodgers to the team’s facility.

Of course, this could be a coincidence, but that feels a bit far-fetched. Setting up a meet-and-greet to strategically give the quarterback an early impression of a potential weapon makes all the sense in the world. This way, Bowers and Rodgers have the opportunity to yuk it up and talk shop before the first round of the 2024 NFL draft on April 25.

If the Jets are leaning toward Bowers, the move would be warranted, considering the type of prospect he is. The former Georgia tight end did it all in college, hitting the ground running as a player from his freshman year onward.

Bowers racked up 1,961 receiving yards and 21 touchdowns over three seasons while primarily playing against SEC squads. He averaged nine yards after each catch in his career and had 16 contested catches.

Outside of the receiving game, Bowers was a solid blocker in both the running and passing games. He was also an occasional threat on the ground, as he had five total rushing touchdowns due to Georgia’s willingness to use him on end-arounds and/or jet-motions.

However, Bowers carries some concern, similar to most prospects.

His size is not standard for a tight end, falling into lower percentiles in height and weight, which causes in-line blocking concerns to arise. Moreover, Bowers also did most of his damage on shorter routes, averaging 2.62 yards per route run in his career.

Yet, Bowers possesses the athleticism to move around the offense and be a versatile chess piece. He could be used as a power slot or a tight end, giving the Jets a versatile weapon in multiple facets.

He would also help draw away coverage from Garrett Wilson and Mike Williams, making the overall production of the Jets’ offense that much better.

Bowers might not be the most exciting option (especially compared to a wide receiver), but he would fit the Jets well and benefit their offense.

With the draft a little over a week away, the New York Jets will ultimately have their decision made soon. If it ends up being Brock Bowers, the team’s offense will undoubtedly be improved.

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