Packers invite Memphis TE/FB Sean Dykes to rookie tryout
By Parker Moes
The Green Bay Packers have sent out a rookie camp invitation to Memphis fullback/tight end Sean Dykes, per Zachary Jacobson of CBS Sports.
Dykes, who had accumulated 1,400 yards and 14 total touchdowns over his last two years at Memphis, could become something of a secret weapon for Matt LaFleur and Co.
He stands 6-foot-2 and weighs 224 pounds. As Jacobson noted, Dykes is built very similarly to current Packers fourth-string tight end Dominique Dafney. He looks to be a good receiving tight end but not much of a blocker.
With this news, the Packers’ tight end room may become a bit crowded with Robert Tonyan, Marcedes Lewis, Josiah Deguara, Dominique Dafney, and now the possibility of Dykes if he accepts the invitation, which he most likely will be doing in the coming days/weeks.
The possible addition of Dykes adds not only another weapon for the offense but also another added depth piece. With Tonyan’s ACL injury last season combined with his total recovery time (he may not see action until October), this could be a valuable addition to the roster overall.
Dykes’ film work shows that he is a versatile player with great hands and has shown the ability to make tough, contested catches in space. He has also shown the ability to run away from defenders, averaging 13.2 YPR in 2021 for the Tigers.
Dykes looks to be a suitable depth piece for Green Bay that could become reliable if called upon.
Catching passes from Aaron Rodgers could also be a huge benefit for him as well. Time will tell, but if Dykes does accept the invitation and all goes well, this could help ease the inconvenience of Tonyan not being in the lineup for the foreseeable future.
His impact on the field for Memphis only adds to the intrigue of him possibly landing with Green Bay.