5. Robert Tonyan
With Jimmy Graham leaving the Packers in free agency, the starting tight end spot it open. Marcedes Lewis will be back, but will primarily be in to block. That means the Packers are going to be looking for a new tight end to get involved in the passing game, and hopefully be more effective than Graham was.
I know a lot of people are on the Jace Sternberger hype train, and rightfully so, but we shouldn’t foget about Robert Tonyan. Tonyan is entering his third year in Green Bay. In the past two seasons, he has played in 27 games. He has 14 catches for 177 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Last year, Tonyan missed five games due to an injury but he still played in 18 percent of the offense’s snaps. In 2018, he played in all 16 games but played in just six percent of the snaps on offense.
Now that Graham is gone, Tonyan will most likely have a bigger role in the offense this season. Second-year Jace Sternberger will probably have the first shot at being the primary pass-catching tight end, but I think Tonyan can play well enough to at least steal a few snaps and possibly break out this season.