Green Bay Packers: Predicting the final 53-man roster
Tight end (3)
Finding a tight end capable of attacking the middle of the field was an offseason priority. Jared Cook enters the mix after signing with the Packers in March.
Fast and athletic appropriately describes Aaron Rodgers’ newest receiving weapon, Rodgers undoubtedly Cook’s best quarterback to date. Cleaning up drops and inconsistency is the challenge, but his addition to the Packers offense is an exciting one.
Cook can move the chains, while Richard Rodgers’ best work takes place in the red zone. Hauling in eight touchdowns last season, Rodgers is one of the most reliable targets when the field shrinks.
Look out for Justin Perillo. The third-year tight end catches everything in sight, highlighted by his outstanding performance in the preseason opener. Perillo is poised to grab a bigger slice of the offensive pie, even if the depth chart deems him the third-string choice.
Between the three of them, Green Bay has a talented group of tight ends who can stretch the middle of the field. Two-tight end sets are a prominent feature in Mike McCarthy’s offense, and this group will see plenty of the field.
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