College Football 2023 Future Bet: You’ve Got a Lock By Wagering on Brock
Georgia’s Brock Bowers looks like he’ll become the greatest tight end in college football history.
And that’s saying something considering Florida’s Kyle Pitts became the highest-drafted tight end in NFL history when he was selected fourth overall by the Atlanta Falcons in 2021.
It was the first time that a tight end had ever been picked in the top five.
That was after he won the Mackey Award, which goes to the best tight end in the country and is named after Pro Football Hall of Famer John Mackey.
NFL teams more recently are realizing how valuable an athletic 6-foot-4-plus, do-it-all dude is and what a devastating threat they are to defenses.
They’re essentially looking for the next Travis Kelce or Rob Gronkowski.
Those cats have six Super Bowl rings between them (Gronk four, Kelce two) and tall, talented guys like absolutely will mess up your game plan. Those two are why the Patriots and Chiefs (and, yeah, even Tom Brady’s Super Bowl-winning season in Tampa Bay) were so successful.
Bowers might be the best of all of them. I’m saying right now that one NFL team will trade up in next April’s Draft to select him in the top five.
He and Marvin Harrison Jr. are future NFL stars and they’re both going in the top five.
To put how good Bowers is into perspective, take a look at these stats:
Kyle Pitts (again, the highest-drafted tight end in NFL history) had 100 receptions, 1,492 receiving yards, and 18 total TDs over three seasons at Florida.
Over only two seasons at Georgia, Bowers has 119 receptions, 1,824 receiving yards, and 24 total TDs.
And get this: He’s going to be all over the field for the Bulldogs’ offense this season, playing running back, in the slot spot, all over the field – he’s that good.
He’s worked on his route-running, which is exceptional, and he has amazing catching skills. He’s a marvel to watch.
Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports writes about him here and explains his team-first attitude, work ethic, and everything selfless about this kid.
Yeah, Georgia has a new offensive coordinator (Mike Bobo) and a new quarterback (Carson Beck), but I don’t think it’s going to matter. The Bulldogs just continue to reload and they have one of the cushiest schedules in the country this season.
Nobody has ever won consecutive Mackey Awards since its inception in 2000.
But it’s gonna happen this year. As long as he stays healthy, this guy will wreak havoc on squads across the country.
Just as a reminder: In last season’s national championship game, Bowers caught 10 passes for 152 yards and a TD in Georgia’s 65-7 rout of TCU.
He’s the real deal and he’s going to prove it again this year. Wait until you look at the gap between Bowers and everyone else.
So let’s look at the odds for this year’s Mackey Award winner. The odds are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook, one of our favorite sports betting sites, including FanDuel Sportsbook, BetMGM and many more.
John Mackey Award 2023
Brock Bowers (Georgia) +110
Ja'Tavion Sanders (Texas) +1600
Mason Taylor (LSU) +1800
Jaheim Bell (Florida State) +1800
Caden Prieskorn (Ole Miss) +1800
Brevyn Spann-Ford (Minnesota) +2000
Brant Kuithe (Utah) +2000
Cade Stover (Ohio State) +2000
The value bet here is Bell who could have a monster year with Florida State.
But I just don’t see anyone beating Bowers and you’re betting on him to win at better than even money.
Just do it.