5 Packers we can safely call busts after the 2023 season

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2. Josiah Deguara

If at first you don't succeed, just try and try again. Or is it, do or do not, there is no try?

Whichever you subscribe to, the Green Bay Packers took a handful of shots in the third round on the tight end position, but it took a while to get it right.

They took Jace Sternberger in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, and that didn't go as planned.

They followed up the Sternberger selection in 2020 with the Josiah Deguara pick, and it seems like after four years, they're going to have to say goodbye with very little to show for the investment.

The curse of the third-round tight end appears to have ended with the Tucker Kraft selection in 2023, so the third time is truly the charm, but the Packers had some trial and error for a few years there. Josiah Deguara is one of the worst misses in the Brian Gutekunst era, which speaks to the level Gutekunst has really been able to evaluate talent and pull the trigger in the NFL Draft for this team.

I mean, it's really not that bad when you think about it. But the idea that Deguara could be the next Kyle Juszczyk was clearly misplaced. He has done virtually nothing offensively in four years and hasn't scored a touchdown since the 2021 season.

We'll probably see Deguara catch on with the New York Jets this offseason, but his time in Green Bay is officially a bust.