Somehow, Georgia was the toughest team on this entire list. Kirby Smart does such a good job stockpiling talent and building a balanced roster that this team could survive almost any injury. In fact, they survived when Brock Bowers was out earlier in the season, beating Florida and Missouri, a top-10 team.
Still, Bowers is the pick as the most valuable piece on this roster. It’s not that Georgia can’t win without him, but he is a completely irreplaceable talent. Among tight ends, Bowers is second in the country with 664 yards. He’s caught six touchdowns and averages 13.0 yards per reception.
His ability after the catch is something no other team in the country has at tight end. He is first in yards after the catch at 438 and second in yards per route run at 2.74 and would rank 38th among wide receivers ahead of Brian Thomas Jr. and behind Brendan Rice.
It’s not just the catches that he makes, but the space that he creates for his teammates like on this touchdown to Ladd McConkey. The end zone view is better, but you can still see Bowers pull two defenders with him which opens the seam and gives enough space for Carson Beck to hit Ladd McConkey for a touchdown against Ole Miss.