2. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, New York Jets
Austin Seferian-Jenkins is coming off a career season with the New York Jets.
The 6-foot-6 tight end played in 13 games, caught 50 passes for 357 yards and three touchdowns.
Sportrac’s market value for Seferian-Jenkins is just over $4 million a year, which seems low, but is high for a player that has battled with injuries and has some off-field baggage.
Seferian-Jenkins started the season on the sideline, serving a two-game suspension for violating the NFL’s conduct policy.
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He has publicly discussed his battle with alcohol, which has held the 25-year-old back and impacted his NFL career.
While playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he was arrested in Florida and charged with driving under the influence. Back in college, he pled guilty to a DUI charge in 2013 at the University of Washington.
Although the Packers aren’t an organization who typically bring in players with off-field issues, they should consider Seferian-Jenkins.
Now sober for over a year, Seferian-Jenkins has a great opportunity to put his past behind him and focus on football.
Even though his numbers don’t jump off the page with the Jets, he exceeded exceptions in a sub-par offense.
Seferian-Jenkins would be able to stretch the field much more in the Packers offense compared to his time with the Jets.
He’s a big body and a tremendous red zone option to have. His athleticism, solid route-running ability and hands should intrigue the Packers.