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Former Oregon State Beavers’ star Luke Musgrave named to NFL’s ‘All Breakout Team’ for 2024

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Luke Musgrave was playing very well in his first season with the Green Bay Packers before his promising season was cut short following an injury.

Musgrave, the Packers’ second-round pick (No. 42) in the 2023 NFL draft out of Oregon State, had become one of quarterback Jordan Love’s favorite targets. The tight end suffered what was eventually diagnosed as a Grade 4 (out of five) lacerated kidney during the Packers’ 23-20 Week 11 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. He missed the remainder of the regular season.

The Packers tight end had posted 34 receptions for 352 yards and a touchdown during the first 10 games of the 2023 season. Those numbers, along with Musgrave’s skillset and potential prompted Josh Edwards of cbssports.com to include Musgrave on his “All Breakout” team for 2024.

“Musgrave is the prototypical NFL tight end. Another season in the system, an offseason removed of distraction and, hopefully, a return to full health should allow him to have the type of breakout season that Green Bay expected from him when he was taken No. 42 overall.”

Musgrave, who is fully healthy, is expected to be No. 1 on the depth chart entering training camp, but he will be challenged by Tucker Kraft, the Packers’ third-round (No. 78) in the 2023 NFL draft. Kraft performed well in place of Musgrave, catching 31 passes for 355 yards and two touchdowns in 17 games in 2023.

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