Per NFL Network analyst Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, tight end Jimmy Graham will not be back with the Green Bay Packers in 2020.
The Packers signed the five-time Pro Bowler in March of 2018 to a three-year deal worth $30 million. Graham is entering the final year of his contract, which is due to pay him $8 million and carries a cap hit of $11.6 million. If the Packers release Graham, they can save $8 million off that latter number.
With that being said, the Packers now have a glaring need at tight end and should look at both the free agent market and the 2020 draft class to fill that need. Here are four potential options for the Packers.
4. Hunter Bryant
The Packers selected tight end Jace Sternberger with a third-round pick in 2019, so maybe the team isn’t too focused on drafting another tight end. However, if they want to go that route, Washington’s Hunter Bryant could be a great option.
Green Bay has always worked well with a receiving tight end and that’s exactly what Bryant is. While he doesn’t have elite NFL size (6-foot-2, 239), Bryant excels as a pass-catcher.
Despite playing just 12 games as a junior, Bryant recorded 52 catches for 825 yards and three touchdowns while being named as a finalist for the John Mackey Award for the nation’s best tight end.
CBS Sports currently has Bryant as their fourth-best tight end prospect and 70th best player overall. Bryant should be taken somewhere between the early second round and late third.