One of the most popular topics from this offseason has been what the Green Bay Packers would do with tight end Jermichael Finley–who surprisingly will be back for the 2013 season. However, there’s no telling what the Packers may want to do beyond the 2013 season–which is why they should consider selecting Notre Dame‘s Tyler Eifert in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Even if his draft stock has seemed to go back and fourth over the last couple of weeks, the argument can be made that Eifert is the top tight end from this year’s draft class. The tight end position has become a key part to team’s offenses over the year’s considering they’re being used more in the passing game and since Finley’s numbers haven’t been as impressive lately–Green Bay may want to consider a replacement.
Eifert showed plenty of potential during his time with the Irish and seems to have great size for developing into a solid pass-catching tight end at the NFL level. Of course, Eifert still needs to work on other key areas such as blocking–but that’s nothing he shouldn’t be able to work on.
Either way, it will be interesting to see what direction the Packers go in the first round of this year’s draft considering how many areas they have in need of improvement. With the way things turned out this offseason, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Green Bay found themselves in need of a new tight end down the road–which is why Eifert may be a solid option.
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