Packers should have drafted De'Von Achane over Tucker Kraft
The Green Bay Packers took the route of doubling up at the tight end position early in the 2023 NFL Draft, a strategy that I really liked in the moment (and still like). The reality is, they were able to get two guys who had been rumored all throughout the 2022 college football season as potential top-40 picks in Luke Musgrave and Tucker Kraft.
Considering you want to throw as many darts as possible in the NFL Draft, these two guys have dealt with injuries, and you got good value, I don't blame the Packers at all on this one.
Good value is good value.
But would the Packers have been better off taking stud running back prospect De'Von Achane in that same slot where they took Tucker Kraft? Given what we've seen from Achane this season as a member of the Miami Dolphins, it's hard not to wonder what if?
Achane is hurt right now, but he's averaging a staggering 115.7 yards per game in his four career NFL games. He's got 47 total touches for 527 yards and seven total touchdowns. The Miami Dolphins' offense has been putting up video game-like numbers, but Achane has been outstanding and would be the exact type of change-of-pace the Packers running game and passing game needs at that position right now.
Kraft, meanwhile, is taking a longer time to develop. It's a tough pill to swallow when you see a player like Achane providing such a spark this early in his career.