The Inexperienced Bay Packers want to begin over at tight finish.
Robert Tonyan received’t be again subsequent season after signing with the division-rival Chicago Bears in free company. Veteran Marcedes Lewis remains to be a free agent, and it’s doable he might comply with Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets.
That leaves the Packers with out a lot expertise at tight finish, making it the staff’s greatest offseason want.
Let’s check out the depth chart following the current free company strikes.
Packers projected tight finish depth chart after first week of free company
- Josiah Deguara
- Tyler Davis
- Austin Allen
- Nick Guggemos
With Tonyan gone and Lewis doubtlessly not again in 2023, the Packers lack depth at tight finish. Can Josiah Deguara or Tyler Davis step into beginning roles?
A lot of the high free-agent tight ends are not accessible, though the Packers’ lack of cap area at all times made it unlikely they’d be capable of make a transfer.
Luckily, April’s draft incorporates a deep tight finish class, so the Packers may have alternatives to doubtlessly draft a number of proficient gamers on the place.
Potential first-rounders embrace an impressive pass-catcher in Dalton Kincaid, a superb all-around tight finish in Michael Mayer, and a dominant run-blocker and phenomenal athlete in Darnell Washington. All of them might assist Inexperienced Bay’s offense.
There’s good depth within the class, too, so normal supervisor Brian Gutekunst ought to have loads of alternatives to double down, one thing he has usually executed at positions of want.
Would the Packers think about drafting a decent finish within the first spherical as a substitute of a move rusher, deal with, or defensive lineman? Perhaps not, but when ever there was a 12 months to do it, it’s on this draft.
Wanting on the present depth chart, it’s clear that Inexperienced Bay wants upgrades at tight finish. Anticipate them to draft no less than one tight finish subsequent month.