Packers get Notre Dame TE Michael Mayer in one other pre-combine mock draft

A transparent favourite has emerged for the Inexperienced Bay Packers in nationwide mock drafts because the finish of the common season: Notre Dame tight finish Michael Mayer.

One other mock draft, this one from Eric Edholm of, despatched Mayer to the Packers at No. 15 general within the first spherical.

From Edholm: “This may be early for Mayer, who isn’t each staff’s top-rated tight finish. However he’s rock strong throughout the board and would give Inexperienced Bay a high quality middle-of-the-field move catcher, which is a necessity.”

The match is boringly straightforward. The Packers desperately need assistance at tight finish, particularly given the contract statuses of Robert Tonyan and Marcedes Lewis, and Mayer seems to be a first-round expertise. Place want plus perceived expertise/worth equals a standard mock draft pairing.

No matter who’s taking part in quarterback subsequent season in Inexperienced Bay, getting higher play from the tight finish place may present a giant increase on offense.

Brennen Rupp of Packers Wire believes Mayer is a “plug-and-play starter with pure pass-catching skills.”

It’s honest to marvel if the Packers would use a mid first-round decide on a good finish. However that is additionally the identical staff that used first-round picks on an off-ball linebacker and 24-year-old defensive lineman final April, so ruling out tight finish as a potential choice within the first spherical might be silly.

Professional Soccer Focus charges Mayer as the most effective tight finish within the class and the No. 17 general prospect. He graded out as the highest tight finish in faculty football throughout the 2022 season. Mayer has splendid measurement, the flexibility as a receiver and blocker coveted by groups on the place, and he’s nonetheless solely 21 years previous.

Think about the ultimate 4 groups within the NFL playoffs this yr. The Eagles have Dallas Goedert. The Chiefs have Travis Kelce. The 49ers have George Kittle. A game-breaking tight finish has unimaginable worth.

Might deciding on Mayer in April’s draft lastly give the Packers a game-changing tight finish?


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