The Packers' third-round curse continued in 2020 when they drafted Josiah Deguara. He was expected to play the Kyle Juszczyk role in Matt LaFleur's offense. While he may not feature as a receiver like many other tight ends, he would make a difference as a blocker in a fullback role.
With Marcedes Lewis and Robert Tonyan departing in the offseason, the hope was that Deguara could step into a more significant role as a blocker and give Jordan Love a trusted target. But he has struggled in every department.
Blocking? Nope. On one play against the Vikings, Deguara didn't even lay a hand on the defender he was supposed to block. He completely missed and ended up running into the back of Tucker Kraft. Deguara has a PFF run-blocking grade of 48.1, the worst of all Packers tight ends. The other three are rookies.
Blocking is supposed to be Deguara's strength, but we haven't seen much evidence of this in 2023. It's not like he can be relied on as a receiver, either. Deguara has seven catches for 58 yards in seven games this season.
Deguara played a season-low five snaps in Week 8, and the former third-round pick is unlikely to land a second contract in Green Bay.