[tps_title]1. Tight End[/tps_title]
The Packers haven’t had a threat at tight end since Jermichael Finley was forced into retirement. Coach Mike McCarthy has expressed his desire for a receiver to stretch the middle of the field.
That player is big tight end with speed.
Richard Rodgers has great hands, but no speed whatsoever. His 8.8 yards per reception in 2015 speaks specifically to that.
The Packers’ 25th-ranked passing offense needs a playmaker at the tight end position.
They may well be able to draft that guy, but the problem there is, that guy not going to be that playmaker for at least a year.
The Packers have options in free agency with Jared Cook, Dwayne Allen, Coby Fleener or Ladarius Green.
One of those guys could not only pay immediate dividends, but they’re not going to break the bank either. So let’s say Rodgers shows up in season three and proceeds to tear it up.
Well, good for him.
In the meantime, the Packers have a tight end that can get down the middle of the field and might even be able to break a tackle. They NEED that guy… badly.