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Green Bay also needs weapons that can help move the offense down the field, create mismatches and convert third downs.
Should the Packers prioritize the tight end position in their draft in 2016? It sounds ridiculous considering their needs at inside linebacker and potentially nose tackle if neither B.J. Raji nor Letroy Guion re-sign with the team, but perhaps that's exactly why the move needs to be made.
General manager Ted Thompson is excellent at occasionally uncovering hidden talent in the depths of the draft, but if the Packers are ever going to have a difference-maker at the tight end position—a Delanie Walker, Tyler Eifert or Greg Olsen—they're going to have to make it a priority.