2 reasons why Packers rookie tight ends will make immediate impact

Packers tight ends Tucker Kraft (85) and Luke Musgrave (88)
Packers tight ends Tucker Kraft (85) and Luke Musgrave (88) / USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin / USA TODAY
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For the past decade, the tight end position has been a source of frustration for the Green Bay Packers. Ever since Jermichael Finley's departure due to injury, Green Bay has never found a long-term starter to fill the void.

This hasn't been for a lack of trying, as the front office previously brought in established names like Jimmy Graham and Martellus Bennett to try solving this problem.

Unfortunately, these signings crashed and burned, causing Aaron Rodgers to never have a game-changing safety valve on hand.

While it remains to be seen if Jordan Love will have that luxury, Brian Gutekunst seems committed to plugging this roster hole.

He selected a pair of tight ends in the 2023 draft, adding Oregon State's Luke Musgrave in the second round and South Dakota State product Tucker Kraft in the third.

After both Robert Tonyan and Marcedes Lewis left the team, all signs point to the two rookies playing major roles in the offense right away.

Being drafted together, the new teammates will likely be linked and compared throughout their time in Green Bay. But Gutekunst didn't draft them to do the same exact things.

Musgrave and Kraft each bring their own specific traits to the table that will help the Packers in 2023 and beyond.