Tight end is arguably the Packers’ biggest need on offense. They have lacked a pass-catching tight end who can open up the middle of the field since Jermichael Finley. The class isn’t particularly deep this year, but there are some options.
Hunter Henry, Arkansas: Henry is the highest rated tight end in the class, and could be available when the Packers pick at No. 27. He’s a great athlete who makes the most of his size. Henry could be a good target downfield, giving the Packers a new dimension on offense.
Austin Hooper, Stanford: Hooper is expected to be selected somewhere between Rounds 2-4, and offers plenty in the passing game. He could be a red zone target for the Packers and would be an upgrade on Richard Rodgers.
Tyler Higbee, Western Kentucky: Higbee is an exciting prospect. A knee injury has dropped his draft stock, but the former wide receiver could give the Packers’ passing game a major boost. Higbee runs good routes and can hurt defenses after the catch. Looks a good fit in Green Bay.
Nick Vannett, Ohio State: Vannett has good athleticism and pass-catching potential, but needs to work on his blocking. Considered a mid-round talent, Vannett could be an option for Green Bay on day two or three.
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