Packers 2018 Draft: Pre-Combine Position Rankings

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 30: Running back Saquon Barkley
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Tight End Rankings

1. Mark Andrews, Oklahoma

2. Mike Gesicki, Penn State

3. Dallas Goedert, North Dakota State

4. Hayden Hurst, South Carolina

5. Dalton Schultz, Stanford

6. Durham Smythe, Notre Dame

7. Troy Fumagalli, Wisconsin

8. Ian Thomas, Indiana

9. Ryan Izzo, Florida State

10. Tyler Conklin, Central Michigan

Overview: After a very notable 2017 tight end class, this year’s group doesn’t quite have the same flash. Andrews, Gesicki, Goedert, and Hurst all grade out similarly and are all likely Day 2 prospects.

All four know how to work the middle of the field and can stretch the seam as receivers. They were all very productive in college and could each compete for a starting role as a rookie.

However, I don’t see a first-round player in this group.

I’m not as high on Fumagalli as others because he’s a bit stiff as an athlete, but he’s still a solid mid-round option at the position. Schultz will probably also land somewhere in the middle rounds.

Smythe is an underrated tight end prospect. He had minimal production in college, but he really stood out at the Senior Bowl and shows good traits as both a blocker and receiver on film. The quarterback play at Notre Dame really limited his opportunities in their offense.

Thomas is a fluid athlete who can split out wide in the slot. He’s an intriguing Day 3 player.

The Packers desperately need tight end help, but I don’t see a lot here outside of players with just solid starting potential. The class certainly lacks impact players.