TE Hunter Henry, Arkansas
In a weak class of tight ends, Hunter Henry stands at the top of the mountain and could help fix an area of need for the Packers. Despite signing Jared Cook in free agency, the offense needs a tight end who can open up the middle of the field and give the passing game a dimension it has lacked since Jermichael Finley got hurt in 2013.
Cook has the speed and athleticism the Packers have lacked, but he’s not the long-term solution. Due to the time it can take a tight end to translate to the NFL, Henry would be a smart pick for the future.
That’s not to say he couldn’t compete for snaps right away. Henry would offer a big-time threat in the passing game at 6-foot-5, 250 pounds, and he uses all of that frame to make plays in the middle of the field. With a combination of athleticism and good hands, Henry is tough to cover. He is also a willing blocker, which is an area the Packers’ tight ends have struggled in.
With Henry, Cook and Richard Rodgers on the roster for 2016, the present and future would look much healthier at the tight end position.