26. Andrew Quarless (Ray’s pick)
We’ve seen him make some spectacular plays and catches, along with some not-so-spectacular. Over the course of the six years of his career he spent one of those seasons, 2012, on in injured reserve. As a rookie, he played 13 games and then in 2011 he got hurt 10 games in and missed the rest of the year with a leg injury that continued through that 2012 season.
Since 2013, he’s been injury-free, playing in all 32 games. He was re-signed last year to a two-year contract and will be entering the final season of that pact in 2015.
His best two seasons, coincide with him being healthy. In 2013 he caught 32 of the 52 balls thrown his way for 312 yards and two touchdowns.
Last season he had a similar solid, if unspectacular season, catching 29 balls for 323 yards and three touchdowns.
His biggest catch came with six seconds left at Miami to give the Packers the win last season.
It’s because of his so-so play that there are many who feel that the Packers may be selecting a tight end in this year’s draft, setting the stage for his official departure from the Packers.
At this point, it’s difficult to see him being brought back to Green Bay in 2016.
Quarless brings a toughness to the team and has been known for making some crushing blocks, but like his pass catching there has been some inconsistency in that department as well.
So we place Quarless as the 26th best draft pick by Thompson – a player who has been semi-productive as a starter and as a special teams player, a guy who has made the Packers better at the position, but not to the level that Jermichael Finley brought.
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