2. TE Eric Ebron, Indianapolis Colts
I know, I know, another offseason searching for a long-term answer at tight end for the Packers? It’s possible, even with the team drafting Jace Sternberger in the third round this year. Even after drafting Sternberger, the Packers have been active at tight end, making multiple signings since April’s draft.
That doesn’t mean they don’t believe Sternberger will eventually become a starter in Matt LaFleur’s offense, but it could suggest they’re not satisfied with the depth at the position, especially looking ahead to 2020 and beyond.
If Eric Ebron is available, he could be the best tight end in free agency. A first-round pick in 2014, Ebron didn’t meet expectations in Detroit, but was outstanding in his first season in Indianapolis, catching 66 passes for 750 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Ebron and Sternberger could give the Packers excellent depth at tight end, especially in two-TE sets. And Ebron would also improve the red-zone offense.
If Ebron puts together another great season in Indianapolis, Green Bay might struggle to make a competitive offer in free agency. But if they have the cap room to make a move, he could be an excellent addition to LaFleur’s offense.