Re: the Niners having nothing at center, Daniel Kilgore was out most of the year recovering from an injury, but was very good pre-injury in 2014, and his return helped to stabilize the OL in 2015. He's not elite, but he's a solid starter. That said, both OG spots and one T spot are entirely up in the air.
My second Post-Super Bowl edition. Only one trade. I make picks using multiple big boards from different sites, and my own scouting. I try to fill needs as best as possible. This will change after the combine.
The Broncos traded for Vernon Davis in the middle of the 2015 campaign. It didn't exactly work out. Davis had one great game, then proceeded to drop countless passes before barely playing in the postseason. Denver needs to give Brock Osweiler a solid intermediate target to throw to next year.
The Packers need an upgrade over Richard Rodgers. Henry would help invigorate their rushing offense as well as the passing attack.
Henry totaled 51 receptions for 739 yards and three touchdowns in 2015. He did a nice job as a blocker and receiver for the Razorbacks, but they never used him enough in the passing attack. Henry has the quickness to get downfield with the athleticism to get open against safeties and linebackers. In the ground game, he was a steady blocker for the Razorbacks' potent rushing offense.
The 6-foot-6, 255-pounder is a well-rounded tight end who produced well in 2014, too. He was a good blocker for the Razorbacks' ground game while contributing 37 receptions for 513 yards and two scores. Henry had 28 receptions for 409 yards and four scores as a freshman.
The Steelers grab their young understudy for Heath Miller.
In 2015, Hooper played well and was a dangerous receiver for Stanford. He had 34 receptions for 438 yards and six touchdowns on the year. Hooper impressed in his impressive sophomore campaign, notching 40 receptions for 499 yards and two touchdowns despite inconsistent quarterback play out of Kevin Hogan. Hooper (6-4, 249) blocked in a Stanford's pro-style offense yet also proved to be a receiving threat.
For the first time in the Rodgers era, the defense regularly carried the offense. They will be looking for an impact player in offense. Hunter Henry is an intriguing prospect. He reminds me of Tyler Eifert, who really broke out this year. Henry has great hands and didn't drop a single pass all year. He wasn't used as a red-zone threat often in college, but I think he has potential to be a real weapon near the goal line.
**Trade (Cowboys get 1st round 27th overall pick).
Packers have recently fired their RB coach, and TEs coach. McCarthy has expressed that "changes" will be coming. Howard is coming off of a monster title game, where he was finally able to showcase his hands, and speed as a TE. We know he can block (you have to if you go to 'Bama), but we saw the total package. A second TE that is not always injured and can create matchup problems will help out an anemic offense - so will the addition of Jordy Nelson and Ty Montegomery, coupled with the progress of Jared Abberderis and Jeff Janis.
The Jets draft insurance in case Jace Amaro is a bust. Hooper could be the next Stanford TE to make an impact in the NFL. Starting with Coby Fleener Stanford produced Zach Ertz and Levine Toiolo and have a total of 7 former players at that position in the NFL. Hooper is talented and big and worth a chance to give Fitzpatrick another weapon underneath.