Colts listed as ideal landing spot for top TE in 2024 NFL Draft

Could Indianapolis land a major offensive weapon in the first round?
Georgia tight end Brock Bowers (19) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the second half of a
Georgia tight end Brock Bowers (19) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the second half of a / Joshua L. Jones / USA TODAY NETWORK

Georgia product Brock Bowers is widely considered to be the best tight end prospect in the upcoming 2024 NFL Draft, and Bleacher Report recently listed the Indianapolis Colts as the ideal landing spot for the 21-year old.

The Colts possess the No. 15 overall pick in the draft, and they could certainly use an upgrade at the tight end spot and Bowers would provide that. During his three seasons at Georgia, he had 2,538 receiving yards and 26 receiving touchdowns. He also added five rushing touchdowns. At 6'4" and 240 pounds, Bowers has solid size for the position, and his skill set projects to translate well to the NFL.

Here's what Bleacher Report had to say about Indy being an ideal NFL home for Bowers:

"As an offensive coordinator with the Los Angeles Chargers and then the Philadelphia Eagles, Steichen had Hunter Henry and Dallas Goedert as key parts of the scheme. The Colts have plenty of talent at tight end already with Kylen Granson, Mo Alie-Cox, Will Mallory and Jelanie Woods (when healthy). But none of those named have yet to show they can be what the Colts need right now.

". . . It just so happens that Steichen runs a tight-end-friendly scheme and one of the best weapons anyone has ever seen at the position is in this class. . . . The Colts couldn't do any better at improving their offensive around second-year QB Anthony Richardson, unless the front office miraculously found a way to acquire Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr."

The Colts are reportedly interested in Bowers

The fact that Bowers would be a good fit in Indianapolis apparently isn't lost on the Colts front office, as a recent report suggested that the team would indeed select Bowers if he's still available when the Colts are on the clock. Another report suggested that they might even be willing to trade up in the draft in order to secure his selection.

With signal-caller Anthony Richardson entering his second season in the league, pairing him with a young, talented tight end who could potentially grow into a safety blanket of sorts could prove to be a very wise move for the Colts.

Now, the problem for Indianapolis is that this year's tight end class isn't especially deep, so Bowers will likely be in high demand. As a result, there's no guarantee that Bowers will even be available for the Colts to select when they're on the clock in the first round. If they wanted to ensure their ability to select him, trading up might be their best bet. It will be interesting to see what they ultimately decide to do.