6. TE Hunter Henry, Arkansas
What he would bring to Green Bay: Henry offers a lot for the future. He uses all of his 6-foot-5, 250-pound frame to make tough catches in the middle of the field. Henry doesn’t have lightning speed but he’s quick enough and has the athleticism to make plays as a pass-catcher.
Unlike many of the prospects in this year’s class, Henry can also block which is another area the Packers’ tight ends need to do a better job of doing.
Why the pick would make sense: Jared Cook’s arrival eases the pressure to find a pass-catching tight end who can stretch the field, but the Packers still need to find their long-term weapon. You only have to look at the impact the Travis Kelces and Tyler Eiferts of the world have on their offenses.
Henry could compete for snaps with Cook and Richard Rodgers as a rookie, perhaps bringing in some two tight end sets. Mike McCarthy’s offense works best when he has a tight end attacking the middle of the field, and Henry could offer this.
As tight ends often take some time to develop, he would be afforded time to do just that with Cook and Rodgers taking the bulk of the reps.
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