Packers: Season-long stat predictions for skill position players in 2023

From quarterback Jordan Love to tight end Ben Sims, which players will star and who will struggle for the NFL's youngest team?

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Packers tight ends

Luke Musgrave: 48 receptions, 600 receiving yards, 3 receiving touchdowns

Tucker Kraft: 20 receptions, 200 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown

Ben Sims: 3 receptions, 26 yards

Josiah Deguara: 8 receptions, 76 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown

To describe the Packers' tight end group as inexperienced would be an understatement. Musgrave, Kraft, and Sims are all rookies, and while Deguara is in his fourth season in the league, he's rarely used as a traditional tight end, instead fulfilling the H-back role in Matt LaFleur's offense.

Expect a big rookie season from Musgrave. The speedy second-round pick has impressed throughout training camp and the preseason and has shown a connection with quarterback Jordan Love. His speed and playmaking abilities could make him the most dynamic tight end Green Bay has had since at least Jared Cook, and maybe even Jermichael Finley.

It's difficult to predict Kraft's role during his rookie season. The third-round pick had a much slower start to camp than Musgrave, and will likely be used more as a blocking tight end than a receiving one. With that being said, his role could increase as the season progresses, especially if the Packers continue to deal with injuries at wide receiver.

At Baylor, Sims was mostly used as a blocking tight end. I expect his role in the NFL to be the same. He was likely brought in to fill the Marcedes Lewis role, being used as more of a sixth offensive lineman than a traditional tight end. Similarly, Deguara will likely see more time at fullback than as a traditional tight end, limiting his ability to pile up traditional counting stats.