Georgia ‘Offensive genius’ Mike Bobo key to producing Trey McBride, elite NFL draft prospect

Former Georgia QB and current Bulldogs' offensive analyst Mike Bobo played a major role in producing the top tight end in the 2022 NFL Draft class.
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MOBILE, Ala. — Colorado State tight end and Mackey Award winner Trey McBride could resemble what Georgia freshman tight end Brock Bowers will look like once he’s filled out his frame.

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McBride, who had 90 catches for 1,121 yards and a TD in 12 games, is certainly the sort of NFL prospect that Bowers figures to be, and he gave thanks to newly hired Georgia analyst Mike Bobo for where he’s at today.

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“Coach Bobo is a great guy, I enjoyed being recruited by him and his staff,” said McBride, a lightly recruited player (1,556th, per 247Sports) that Bobo discovered in Fort Morgan, Colo., when he was the Rams’ head coach.

“He’s a great person and someone I really enjoyed playing for. He’ll tell you straight-up how it is. He’s an offensive genius and a sharp guy.”

Bobo, most recently, the Auburn offensive coordinator, was the Colorado State head coach from 2015-2019 and left quite an impression on McBride.

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As for Bowers, who was named the FWAA Freshman of the Year along with earning first-team All-American honors, McBride said he loves what he sees.

“He’s a great player, he’s a young, talented player and he’s going to be a really good player in the SEC, and he’ll play for a long time,” McBride said. “He’s a guy I did watch a lot — they played in the national championship, so I was able to watch him more.

“He’s just a natural pass catcher, and he makes plays when the ball comes to him.”

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