Dan Dahlke: Henry Krieger-Coble, TE, Iowa
Previous picks: DT Kenny Clark, ILB Joshua Perry, DE Bronson Kaufusi, OT Caleb Benenoch, RB Tyler Ervin, OLB Aaron Wallace, WR Alonzo Russell, LB Luke Rhodes
The Packers signed athletic tight end Jared Cook this offseason to give them a playmaker at the position. With solid starter Richard Rodgers and developmental prospect Kennard Backman already on the roster, tight end is less of an immediate need going into the draft.
Green Bay can now wait and add a guy on day three with one of their late-round selections. I like Krieger-Coble as an option there. He’s a tough in-line tight end with good run blocking ability. Despite Cook and Rodgers being potential receiving options in the passing game, neither player stands out in the run game. Green Bay could use a stalwart run blocker at the position that can come in in two-tight sets or goal line situations.
Krieger-Coble isn’t the most athletic player, but he has decent hands and route running ability in addition to his ability to take out defenders in the trenches. He’s good value with the Packers’ last pick in the draft.
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