The Packers have signed 2020 third round pick Josiah Deguara, a tight end out of the University of Cincinnati. The Packers took Deguara with the 94th overall pick, and bringing him into the fold means the Packers have signed all of their 2020 picks.
The Packers value Deguara’s versatile skill-set, envisioning him in a role similar to that of Kyle Juszczyk in the San Francisco 49ers’ offense. Deguara himself actually made that comparison during a pre-draft interview. “He plays a little bit of fullback, a little bit of in-line tight end, and he’s an overall move around type of guy,” he said. “I think I could be doing that as well.”
As the 94th pick, Deguara’s contract is projected to be worth about $4.5 million over four years, including a signing bonus of a bit more than $800,000.
Deguara will compete for playing time as the Packers’ third tight end to start, beginning the season behind both Jace Sternberger and Marcedes Lewis, though he figures to play a role in the Packers offense as an H-back or big slot receiver.