GREEN BAY – The Packers have drafted Cincinnati tight end Josiah Deguara with their third-round pick (No. 94 overall).
A team captain his senior year, the 6-foot-2, 242-pound tight end earned first-team All-American Athletic Conference honors after catching 39 passes for 504 yards and seven touchdowns in 2019.
Deguara went from an overlooked two-star recruit to becoming only the second tight end in UC history to eclipse 1,000-yards receiving for his career (1,117) along with former Philadelphia Eagles tight end Brent Celek (1,135).
His 92 career receptions is the most in school history for a tight end and he's just the second tight end in school history with 500 or more yards receiving in a season, along with Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce who tallied 722 yards in 2012.
Known for his versatility and special-teams acumen, Deguara broke out in 2018 when he caught 38 passes for 468 yards (12.3 average) and five TDs in 13 games. He's a move tight end who could play some H-back for the Packers.
Deguara ran a 4.72-second time at the combine with 25 bench reps and a 35½-inch vertical. It's the second consecutive year the Packers selected a tight end in the third round after drafting Jace Sternberger 75th overall a year ago.