Tight end is the Green Bay Packers‘ biggest offseason need, but will they consider addressing the position in the first round?
At 15th overall, they may be perfectly positioned to do just that.
The Packers have lost Robert Tonyan in free agency. He has signed with the Chicago Bears.
With a little over a month to go until the 2023 NFL Draft, who could the Packers target in the first round?
Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah
Carter Martin of NFL Mocks believes Green Bay could draft a tight end first. He has the best pass-catching tight end in the draft, Utah’s Dalton Kincaid, going to the Packers 15th overall.
Not everybody loves the idea of drafting a tight end in the first round, but Kincaid would be a smart choice. He can give Green Bay’s offense what it has lacked for far too long, a dominant pass-catcher at the tight end position.
Not only is tight end the team’s biggest offseason need, but Kincaid is one of the best players in the class at any position.
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Bryan Bresee, DL, Clemson
After losing Jarran Reed and Dean Lowry in free agency, strengthening the defensive line is a must. Ian Cummings of Pro Football Network has Green Bay drafting Clemson’s Bryan Bresee in the first round.
Cummings writes that with a defensive line of Kenny Clark, Devonte Wyatt, and Bresee, Green Bay would have “a front to be reckoned with in the NFC North.”
Jordan Addison, WR, USC
The Packers never drafted a wide receiver in the first round while Aaron Rodgers was the starting quarterback. You can just guarantee they will do it the first year he is gone.
Joking aside, USC’s Jordan Addison could add a lot to the Packers’ offense, and that’s their pick at No. 15 in Ryan Wilson’s latest mock draft for CBS Sports.
Wilson noted that the Packers could add a tight end later on, given the depth in the class, but they land a potential difference-maker at wide receiver in the first round.
Brian Branch, S, Alabama
Safety is another big need for the Packers, which is why Jeff Risdon of Draft Wire has them drafting Alabama’s Brian Branch in his latest mock draft.
Branch could start from Day 1 in Joe Barry’s defense, either at safety or slot corner.