With last Sunday being “National Tight Ends Day” it probably would have been appropriate to take a look at the top tight ends that will be available in the 2024 NFL Draft last weekend . The PFN NFL Draft Previews have previously looked at quarterbacks, offensive tackles, and wide receivers. But with offense a clear area of concern in New England, the offensive side of the ball will be featured once again…
The New England Patriots have three tight ends on their 2023 roster: Hunter Henry, Mike Gesicki and Pharaoh Brown. All three of these players are set to become unrestricted free agents in 2024. So, tight end is a position that will need to be addressed by the Patriots, either through free agency or the draft. Bill Belichick has previously used first round draft picks to select tight ends Daniel Graham and Benjamin Watson. Could he go back to the well in 2024?
A look at the top college tight ends who could help fill that void in Foxboro.
#1 – Brock Bowers, Georgia
The debate about where to rank the tight ends in the 2024 NFL Draft will begin at number two. Brock Bowers should be a top ten pick. He is a better prospect than Kyle Pitts, who went fourth overall in the 2021 NFL Draft. Listed at 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds, Bowers frame can add more weight at the next level. He has excellent speed for his size, running a sub-4.5 40-yard dash. He is an excellent receiver, with 41 receptions, 567 yards and four touchdowns entering this weekend. The only issue is how Bowers recovers from an injury that will keep him out for the next four-to-six weeks. He underwent Tightrope surgery on Oct. 16 to repair a high ankle sprain. The only thing that would hamper Bowers going very early in the NFL Draft would be complications with his recovery.
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