Round 2 (57): TE Hunter Henry, Arkansas
Jared Cook’s arrival in Green Bay helps fix the need at tight end for the short term, but Cook might not stay beyond his one-year contract. The Packers still need to draft a tight end at some point in the draft, and they could go after the premier prospect at the position in the second round.
Some analysts list Hunter Henry as a first-rounder, although more recent projections expect to hear his name called at some point between the middle and bottom of the second round. There’s a strong possibility he falls to No. 57 where the Packers will be waiting.
Henry would give Aaron Rodgers another big target who can open up the middle of the field in the passing game. He has the athleticism and speed to get open downfield and the safe hands to earn the trust of the quarterback.
Henry is also a willing blocker who would give the Packers’ run game an immediate upgrade. This is another area the offense needs help at.
The Arkansas product wouldn’t be pressured onto the field early on and would be able to develop his game as a rookie. Cook and Richard Rodgers would sit atop the depth chart in 2016, but Henry can be the future starter who competes for offensive snaps as a rookie.
Next: Round 3