TE Tyler Higbee, Western Kentucky
Perhaps no position requires more attention than tight end. Andrew Quarless is set to hit free agency and hasn’t put enough production on tape to justify a new contract. This means the Packers will likely be in the hunt for a tight end at some point. Unfortunately, the class is pretty thin at the position.
Hunter Henry is the standout name but would likely require a first round selection. That leaves the Packers with a problem. Can they find value in the later rounds or would they need to give up a first for Henry?
Enter Tyler Higbee out of Western Kentucky.
Higbee is a former wide receiver and has carried many of those traits to the tight end position. He has good speed, strong hands and can get open in the middle of the field. Richard Rodgers has his strengths, but speed and gaining separation downfield are not among them.
Higbee could finally give the Packers the ‘move’ tight end they so desperately need. He’s a player who can hurt defenses vertically and dominate the Y-seam. If Green Bay can get him on day two or three, it could provide excellent value and fill a big need on offense.
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