ATHENS — Georgia tight end Brock Bowers secured his NFL draft stock with a solid 40-yard dash time and an “explosiveness” in his route running and breaks.

Bowers, projected to be a Top 10 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, held a private Pro Day workout along with offensive tackle Amarius Mims at UGA on Wednesday with at least 15 NFL teams represented.

Georgia quarterback Carson Beck threw to Bowers per a source close to the program.

Beck’s strong arm and accuracy would help to optimize his teammates’ performance.

Beck, projected as one of the top 3 quarterbacks in next year’s NFL Draft, did not throw at the team’s formal Pro Day workout last month.

UGA backup Gunner Stockton stepped up and performed for NFL scouts with Beck watching from the sideline that day.

Bowers suffered a hamstring injury during his individual combine prep, which led to him not workout at at the NFL Combine or at UGA’s Pro Day.

Bowers reportedly had 40-yard dash time of 4.53 seconds, per a source close to the situation.

Bowers’ time would have been second-fastest among tight ends at the 2024 NFL Combine behind Washington’s Devin Culp, who ran a 4.47.

The average 40-yard dash for a tight end in the 2023 NFL Draft was 4.75.

The 2024 NFL Draft begins on Thursday, April 25 with the first round and continues on Friday (second- and third rounds) and Saturday (fourth-through-seventh round).

ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. recently projected Bowers to be selected by the New York Jets with the No. 10 overall pick in an ESPN-Plus paysite article. The Jets were among the teams present for Bowers’ workout on Wednesday.

Mims, meanwhile, was projected by Kiper to be selected No. 25 overall by the Green Bay Packers.