Picking the Pack: Notre Dame TE Michael Mayer

GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- As the Packers enter their offseason, it will be one full of many interesting storylines.

On top of that, we also take a look at some of the 2023 NFL Draft prospects and how they fit with the Green Bay Packers.

Let's start with the tight end position.

This is a deep tight end class, and there could be quite a few teams looking at one as early as the first round this spring. One of those teams? The Green Bay Packers.

Perhaps the most talked about tight end in this class is Notre Dame's Michael Mayer. Let's break him down and see how he fits on the Packers.


Michael Mayer -- TE/Notre Dame

Height: 6'4"

Weight: 265 pounds

Hometown: Independence, KY


How he fits on the Packers:

Could Michael Mayer be the second former Notre Dame tight end in the NFC North after Cole Kmet was drafted to the Chicago Bears in the second round of the 2020 draft?

Mayer is a player that not only screams consistency, but his hands and physicality combination are crucial traits that NFL teams will fall in love with. This season, he racked up 809 yards and nine touchdowns with the Fighting Irish. He does have that prototypical size you want in an NFL tight end. Standing at 6-foot-4 and 265 pounds, Mayer would be an immediate impact on the Packers, especially if they do end up losing Robert Tonyan to free agency.

After his freshman season, where he was named to the 2020 All-ACC team, Mayer earned the nickname "Baby Gronk", after former Patriots and Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski.

The Packers have a few key players that are up for new contracts this offseason. With Tonyan being one of them, it is possible they might look to address the tight position early in the draft.

Other notable players up for new contracts include Rashan Gary and Allen Lazard. The Packers will have some crucial decisions to make this offseason.

Mayer is a player that many NFL scouts are high on. With the Packers currently holding the 15th overall pick, they could go a few different routes. Could the tight end position be one of them?

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