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TE Brock Bowers - Raiders

Typically, most tight ends aren't considered that much of a threat on game day. It really depends on the player, and there aren't too many dominating tight ends in today's league.

But the Raiders got their hands on the by far and wide best of this year's class with Brock Bowers, who the Chargers will have the unfortunate pleasure of matching up with twice a year.

The 6'4" tight end had an excellent career at Georgia, where he recorded 175 receptions for 2,538 yards and 26 touchdowns, all while averaging 14.5 yards per catch. On top of that, he was also part of the backfield, recording 19 rushes for 193 yards and five touchdowns.

If that's not impressive enough, evaluators believed he would have put up even bigger numbers had he been more utilized in the Georgia offense. Yet, he still dominated on the opportunities he got, which is alarming for a Chargers defense to consider.

The main factor that could work in their favor, though, is the Raiders' questionable quarterback room, which didn't improve through the draft. They currently roster Gardner Minshew and Aidan O'Connell, the two most likely starters. Neither is exactly fear-inducing, so that could help limit Bowers a bit for now.