Packers 3-round mock draft: Aaron Rodgers trade nets two picks

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Round 2 (32): Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah

Dalton Kincaid is the best tight end in this year’s draft class. He has the chance to become a special player in the NFL. On talent alone, he could go much higher than this.

However, according to Omar Ruiz of NFL Network, Kincaid didn’t work out at the Utah Pro Day on Thursday as he still recovers from a back injury.

If there is any concern over the injury, it wouldn’t be a surprise if he fell to either late in the first round or into the second.

With four second-round picks to work with, this felt like the perfect time to trade up. And moving up is well worth it for a player as talented as Kincaid. He can be a star player in the Packers’ offense.

Kincaid is 11th in Daniel Jeremiah’s Top 50 prospect rankings for, with Jeremiah writing that “Kincaid is a more explosive version of Zach Ertz coming out of college.”

Robert Tonyan departed in free agency and Marcedes Lewis could be next to sign elsewhere. The Packers desperately need an upgrade at tight end, and Kincaid can be that player.

Kincaid could be selected in the top half of the first round, but if there are any concerns over his back injury, causing him to fall in the draft, picking him at 32 would be an absolute steal.