All signs still point to NY Jets drafting Brock Bowers tonight

Vegas believes the Jets will draft Bowers
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The 2024 NFL Draft is mere hours away and there is an official consensus as to who the most likely selection will be for the NY Jets in the first round. That player is Georgia tight end Brock Bowers.

Bowers has been connected to the Jets in a variety of mock drafts over the last few months, and as we've grown closer to the NFL Draft, those rumors have only picked up.

Now, as we sit here on draft day, Bowers is the overwhelming betting favorite to be drafted by the Jets. Most betting sites have his odds fluctuating between +150 and +200, with some even having him closer to even money.

That's significantly higher than any other draft prospect. Washington wide receiver Rome Odunze appears to be the next highest possible target, but most odds have him closer to around +750-800. It's Bowers in his own tier...and then everybody else.

Rumors suggest the NY Jets will draft Brock Bowers

If rumors are to be believed, the Jets' top target at pick No. 10 appears to be Odunze, but many don't believe the Washington standout will be available at that spot. If he's off the board, Bowers seems to be the most likely draft target for Gang Green.

Bowers started three seasons at Georgia, earning first-team All-American honors as both a true freshman and sophomore before being named a Unanimous All-American this past season.

At 6-foot-3, 243 pounds, Bowers is one of the best tight end prospects to enter the NFL in years. He's an outstanding athlete and an excellent route runner with soft hands who can be a matchup nightmare for any opposing defense.

The Jets don't necessarily need a tight end, but they are looking to add another playmaker to their skill position group on offense. Bowers can function as an additional offensive weapon in the mold of a tight end/wide receiver hybrid.

NFL Network's Peter Schrager, who has been as accurate as any Jets mock drafter in recent years, predicted New York to draft Bowers in his final mock. He's been about as spot-on as possible with the Jets since 2019.

There are still a number of different routes the Jets can take in tonight's draft. They could look to trade up for a player like Odunze or LSU's Malik Nabers. They could trade down and target an offensive lineman.

Right now, however, Bowers is still the odds-on favorite for the Jets in the first round.