Ben Braunecker, Harvard
If the Packers are on the market for a move tight end, they might not need look any further than Ben Braunecker out of Harvard, somewhat of an under-the-radar player in this year’s class.
The 6-foot-3, 250-pounder is a physical player who can block. He wouldn’t be required to be an in-line tight end for Green Bay, but could instead be used more effectively in the passing game as a ‘joker’ tight end. Braunecker has good acceleration, soft hands and runs crisp routes.
The tight end class isn’t strong this year, but Braunecker could provide some value later on in the draft. Jamie Newberg believes he can help out as a pass-catcher:
"“Braunecker could be a nice find, especially considering his ability to assist in the passing game, where he can get open and make plays. Teams will question his ability to be a good blocker in the run game and how he will transition to the speed of the NFL overall.”"
If the Packers miss out on some of the earlier prospects, Braunecker is a name to circle later on.
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