Packers 2018 Draft: 3 tight ends Green Bay should target

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Mike Gesicki, Penn State University

Mike Gesicki is probably the best athlete at the tight end position in this year’s draft class. He dominated at the NFL scouting combine.

Gesicki could be exactly what the Green Bay Packers need. He’s tall, fast, athletic and a decent option for a passing game.

While he never recorded more than 680 yards in a season at Penn State, the majority of the offense was dominated by running back Saquon Barkley.

He didn’t have much opportunity to make an impact, but when he did have the chance, he was almost unstoppable.

His size and speed causes matchup nightmares. He’s too fast for linebackers but too tall for safeties. He will have to be double covered in order to keep him contained. That will likely leave a slot receiver or a running back wide open in most coverage packages.

He may not fill up the stat sheets, but he makes an incredible impact in other ways. If the Packers are able to draft Gesicki, it means Green Bay’s offense will have a speed threat who is able to spread the field. His combination of size and speed is something that Green Bay has lacked since the days of Jermichael Finley.