After the 2022 NFL Draft the Green Bay Packers seem to have one of the most complete teams in the NFL. That’s NOT being too “homer-ish” looking that the numbers. Green Bay’s defense ranked in the top half of the league in 2021 in points allowed by team, interceptions, and rushing yards and touchdowns allowed. They bolstered that defensive front in the draft and are getting back Jaire Alexander in the secondary.
On offense their running back duo is top five in the league, and their offensive line depth dramatically increased in the draft. Not to mention getting back LT Bakhtiari and G Jenkins, two of the best at their position in the entire league. Lastly, you can’t forget the reigning back to back MVP of the National Football League, Aaron Rodgers. The only “hole” that leaves? Possibly the passing game, even though Rodgers is incredible at making those around him better. Still, signing a veteran presence in the passing game could go along way.
TE Eric Ebron Remains a Free Agent:
Eric Ebron turned 29 in April so he has plenty left in the tank. He showed in 2020 that he is able to function well in a capable offense. He recorded 56 receptions for 558 yards and 5 touchdowns that year. From 2015 to 2020 Ebron has averaged 584 yards a season, 52 receptions, and 5 touchdowns (basically what he did in 2020 alone). That type of production is exactly what Green Bay was missing last year at the tight end position.
Ebron played in eight games and made three starts for the Steelers in 2021 before being injured on Nov. 21 against the Los Angeles Chargers. Ebron had surgery on his knee and was placed on injured reserve for the rest of the season. Ebron says his knee is healthy and ready to go for the 2022 season.
Eric Ebron’s Career:
A first-round draft pick of the Detroit Lions out of North Carolina in 2014, Ebron spent four seasons with the Lions (which is what makes him familiar) and then two with the Indianapolis Colts before joining the Steelers. Noted for his route-running ability and athleticism from the tight end position, Ebron has 351 career receptions for 3,837 yards and 33 receiving touchdowns.
The 6’4″ 245lb tight end would benefit greatly from a change of scenery, no better than pairing with the reigning back to back MVP of the league. Ebron’s cap hit has been an average of 5.4M ever since his rookie contract expired. Coming off a season ending injury the Packers may be able to get him for even less.