2. Troy Fumagalli, TE, Wisconsin
Well, here’s a familiar name for Wisconsin Badger fans. Even with the acquisition of Jimmy Graham, taking another tight end late in the draft might make some sense for Green Bay. Graham figures to play some in the slot and the only other reliable tight end they have on their roster is Lance Kendricks.
Troy Fumagalli projected to go around the sixth round and that might be a perfect place for the Packers to take him.
Fumagalli is different than the other tight ends on the roster, as he’s not nearly as flashy or athletically gifted. However, he still gets the job done.
At 6-foot-6 and 248 pounds, he knows how to use his body to box out a defender when the ball is in the air. This allows him to make a play on it and come down with the catch. He also uses his height to make himself a big target and ensure he doesn’t need an accurate pass in order to secure the ball (something that was sorely needed at Wisconsin).
At the very least, he can become an average run-blocker and a tight end who works the middle of the field even if he can’t stretch it vertically. Those are qualities that would be great compliments to Graham and Kendricks.