2. Brock Bowers flexed his muscles
Brock Bowers had three catches against Georgia Tech, and he went for 100 yards and two touchdowns. He put on a show and proved to the world who the best tight end in college football is.
The true freshman may not be a John Mackey Award finalist, but he doesn’t need to be either. Bowers can just put together one of the best seasons a Georgia tight end has ever seen before and potentially win something the three finalists won’t have a chance to.
Bowers’ first touchdown was a 77-yard speed race as he outran the entire Georgia Tech defense. No one could get him down, and that speed isn’t tight end like at all. He hits another gear, and it’s hard for anyone to catch him.
His second touchdown was a 9-yard beauty that he had to go up, catch and get a foot into the endzone. Bowers’ ability to do all of that shows how incredibly talented and versatile he is. Most tight ends are big guys who have good hands, but this young man has it all. There isn’t anything Bowers can’t do.
His 100-yard performance puts him at 37 catches for 652 yards and 10 touchdowns on the season. That number breaks Orson Charles’ single-season receiving yard record from 2011 when the former Dawg finished with 574 yards on 45 receptions.
Anything the true freshman does now is making school history. There has only been one player at Georgia to finish with a 1,000-yard receiving season, and that was Terrence Edwards in 2002 when he finished with 1,004 yards.
Bowers would need 116 yards each of the following three games to achieve that record, so while it’s obtainable, he will have to work for it. However, being a true freshman, his ceiling is still high because he has three more opportunities to make it happen.