Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
The Packers have been searching for a tight end for what feels like forever. For the past few years the team has turned to free agency to try to find the answer. That included signing Jimmy Graham to a three-year deal last spring, but the Packers once again enter the offseason with a need at tight end.
Graham is under contract for another couple of years, but Lance Kendricks and Marcedes Lewis are free agents this offseason. With two picks in the opening round, Green Bay could finally turn to the draft at the tight end position, and Brian Gutekunst could have a couple of options in the opening round.
One is Iowa’s Noah Fant.
Adding a tight end who can make an impact as a receiver could help take Green Bay’s offense to the next level. Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com ranked Fant 28th among all prospects in the class.
Jeremiah wrote: “Overall, Fant is a special athlete who is at his best working vertically. He has some shortcomings in other areas, but he’ll be a big-play producer right away for his drafting team.”
That’s exactly what the Packers need.
And with 18 touchdown catches over the past two seasons, Fant could help a Packers offense that was surprisingly disappointing in the red zone in 2018.
A duo of Jimmy Graham and Noah Fant at tight end sounds good to me.