Green Bay Packers: Five tight end targets in 2016 NFL Draft
Which tight ends could the Green Bay Packers target in the 2016 NFL Draft?
Tight end is arguably the biggest need for the Green Bay Packers. The Packers are still searching for a replacement to Jermichael Finley.
Richard Rodgers is a talented player and has his place on offense. Rodgers has great hands and is one of the best red zone threats on the roster — his eight touchdown passes back this up. His biggest enemy is his speed and inability to churn out yards after the catch. Running crisper routes would be of a benefit to him.
As Rodgers continues to develop into the player the Packers want, and new tight ends coach Brian Angelichio will help do this, Green Bay is on the hunt for a replacement for Andrew Quarless who is unlikely to return. While Rodgers has his strengths, stretching defenses vertically isn’t among them.
The Packers don’t necessarily need a red zone target, more a player who is fast enough to get open in the middle of the field. A tight end who can move the chains and give Aaron Rodgers is safety blanket would give the offense a new dimension. In what is thin class of tight ends in this year’s draft, there are a few names that stand out.
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