Five players the Packers should target in the upcoming NFL Draft

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Arkansas Razorbacks tight end Hunter Henry (84). Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports
Arkansas Razorbacks tight end Hunter Henry (84). Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports /

#2. Hunter Henry

Depending on which draft board you look at, it’s very possible Hunter Henry could very well slide to the Packers in round two.

Ted Thompson would be somewhat insane to pass on Henry at that point of the draft.

The 6-foot-5 specimen is an outstanding tight end. While at the University of Arkansas he excelled in his junior season, which would end up being his last as a college football player.

Henry had 51 receptions for 739 yards and 3 touchdowns – good enough to bring home the John Mackey award for the nation’s best tight end.

Henry made an immediate impact for the Razorbacks. As just a true freshman he recorded 28 receptions for 409 yards and 4 touchdowns. In the brutal SEC Henry earned All-Freshman honors.

Richard Rodgers has developed into a solid red zone threat, but lacks the ability to separate from defenders and stretch the big play. Henry could add just that dimension to go along with Rodgers.

Ninety-three of Henry’s 116 career receptions resulted in a first down or a touchdown. Henry may still be a little raw, but coupled with Aaron Rodgers, that could very well flourish into a special thing.

He has the knack for getting downfield quickly and blocking into the second and third layers if needed.

Henry’s motor never stops until the whistle blows.

Hunter Henry may not be the next Rob Gronkowski, but he very well could be the jelly to Richard Rodgers’ peanut butter that puts the TE position over the top.

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