NFL Draft: Darren Waller a late-round steal for Green Bay Packers?

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Oct 11, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets wide receiver Darren Waller (88) runs with the ball against the Duke Blue Devils in the third quarter at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Duke won 31-25. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Ever since Jermichael Finley suffered a career-ending injury in 2013, the Green Bay Packers have needed a big, pass-catching tight end in the middle of the field.

Could wide receiver Darren Waller be the guy?

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Yes, you did read that right – wide receiver.

This isn’t just any receiver, though. Waller stands at 6-6 and is 238 pounds, meaning he is an inch taller than Tampa Bay’s Mike Evans and just one short of Seattle’s Jimmy Graham.

There is a possibility Waller could make the transition to tight end at the pro-level, but he could also be a used as a dangerous receiver. In the Packers’ offense, perhaps a hybrid role would be best.

Reports suggest general manager Ted Thompson isn’t opposed to adding another wide receiver to the roster: insider Ian Rappoport recently reported that the Packers were interested in former Denver Broncos wideout Wes Welker.

With two compensatory picks, the Packers will hit the clock nine times in the upcoming draft barring any trades, so they will have room to make a move at the position.

The general consensus is Waller will be a late-round pick, meaning he could be one of the steals of the draft.

What have people said about Waller?

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