Packers projected to take a tight end in the second round of the NFL Draft

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The Green Bay Packers are going to have a need at tight end this offseason more than likely. With Jimmy Graham a likely cap casualty, a new option may be brought in. Jace Sternberger is already on the roster, but adding another tight end in the 2020 NFL Draft definitely could be a good idea.

NFL.com certainly thinks the Packers could take a tight end in the second round, projecting them to take Florida Atlantic’s Harrison Bryant with the No. 62 overall pick.

Impressively, the site also compares Bryant to San Francisco 49ers’ superstar tight end George Kittle. That comparison should intrigue Green Bay fans.

During the 2019 season at Florida Atlantic, Bryant ended up catching 65 passes for 1,004 yards and seven touchdowns. He averaged 15.4 yards per reception. Those numbers show the kind of potential that Bryant has.

Standing in at 6-foot-5 and 240 pounds, Bryant would be a big target for Aaron Rodgers. He is in the final stages of his prime and Green Bay should do whatever they can to add weapons around him.

Brian Gutekunst has proven himself over the last couple of years. The Packers should fully trust whatever he decides to do. Some may not be happy with a tight end in the second round with major needs at linebacker and wide receiver, but Bryant could develop into a star within the offense.

Expect to hear plenty more speculation about the Packers’ draft strategy. Bryant would certainly make sense though and would give Matt LaFleur yet another weapon to play around with.

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