Auden Tate, Florida State
We’ve highlighted two wide receivers with the speed to get open deep downfield, but Auden Tate would offer the Packers’ offense something else.
While Tate does come with some speed concerns, he is 6-foot-5 and would give Aaron Rodgers a big target. If he’s there on Day 3, Green Bay could get a bargain. Tate’s size could make him a great addition to the Packers’ offense. Here’s what Jon Dove of With The First Pick had to say about the Florida State receiver:
"“He knows how to use his size to his advantage. Tate is able to routinely make catches in contested situations. It’s a combination of his size, strong hands, leaping ability and toughness that allows him to get the job done.”"
When Tate will get drafted depends on who you ask. A Draft Wire mock draft has him going as a high as No. 39 overall to the Chicago Bears, but FanSided’s Packers seven-round mock has him going in the fifth round.
While adding a receiver with speed should be the team’s top priority in the draft, with 12 picks they will have more than enough opportunities to find one. If Tate drops as far as the fifth round, the Packers shouldn’t hesitate to use one of their selections on Tate.