As of late it seems the Green Bay Packers cannot find a tight end that fits.
Sans Jared Cook, the last time the Green Bay Packers had a tight end who was a consistent performer was Jermichael Finley. Ever since his career abruptly ended in 2013, the Packers have tried and failed, to find someone to help spread out the offense.
Andrew Quarless, Lance Kendricks and Richard Rodgers have shown some signs of promise since 2013, but there has been so much inconsistency between the two.
When the Packers signed Cook in the 2016 offseason, it finally looked like the Packers found their guy. But when the season ended, Cook went to Oakland. When the Packers decided not to re-sign Cook, it proved costly as he is now a big contributor in Oakland.
Don’t even get started on the whole Martellus Bennett saga. Clearly, he only wanted to play when Aaron Rodgers was healthy. He seemed like a great signing when it happened, but his lack of desire to play when the Packers weren’t a contender was a shame.
As far as the draft is concerned, this year’s class is full of players that could help Green Bay become a Super Bowl contender once more.
However, all the talk has been on the defensive side. Yes, there are many players the Packers should draft on that side of the ball, but we cannot forget about the offense.
There are always ways to improve your team, and the draft can be the best place to add depth to a roster.
Tight ends rarely have any big names associated with the draft, except for maybe last season with O.J. Howard, Evan Engram and David Njoku. However, I doubt we see a tight end drafted in the first round this year.
This tight end class features some of the most underrated talents. There are many who could help an offense. The Packers definitely need to take a look at some of the following tight ends.