TE Hunter Henry, Arkansas
There is arguably no bigger need for the Packers than at tight end, and the top prospect at the position is Hunter Henry out of Arkansas. Henry could be the ‘move’ tight end Green Bay so desperately needs. He has great size and athleticism and would be a day one target for Aaron Rodgers.
Drafting a tight end so early might not appeal to Ted Thompson, but Henry could have a major impact to the passing game. The 6-foot-5, 250-pounder can create mismatches down the middle of the field.
Mike McCarthy likes to feature his tight ends on offense, but has been unable to do so as much as he would like since losing Jermichael Finley in 2013. Perhaps Henry is the difference-maker the Packers need.
Richard Rodgers is a strong red zone target, but his lack of speed puts a ceiling on his potential. Henry is the most polished tight end in the class who can help out in the passing game by stretching a defense vertically. He can make tough grabs in traffic, and would also be able to help out when asked to block.
The Packers need a tight end, and Henry could help out from day one.
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