Packers trade for star receiver in 3-round mock draft 2023

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Round 2 (39): Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah

Green Bay could lose tight ends Robert Tonyan and Marcedes Lewis in free agency, but never fear. The Packers land some help for Aaron Rodgers in the second round, the pick they received from the Carolina Panthers in the Jordan Love trade.

Utah’s Dalton Kincaid could become a difference-maker in the Packers’ offense. He could be the missing piece Green Bay has been looking for at the tight end position.

“Kincaid is a highly productive tight end with exceptional quickness, route polish and run-after-catch ability,” wrote NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah, who has Kincaid as his ninth-best player in the entire draft class.

Kincaid could fly up draft boards in the coming months, although many mock drafts have him falling to early in the second round.

He was a touchdown machine at Utah, catching 16 touchdowns in his past 25 games. He could help fix some of the Packers’ red-zone issues.

Travis Kelce, George Kittle, and Dallas Goedert all played starring roles in helping their teams reach the conference championships this season. It has been forever since Green Bay last had a game-changing pass-catching tight end.

Dalton Kincaid could become that player in Matt LaFleur’s offense, giving Aaron Rodgers some immediate help in 2023.