Report: Packers “plotting” move up from No. 14 in first round

AP

Much has been made of the changes to the way the Packers personnel department is doing business this offseason with Brian Gutekunst taking over the General Manager job from Ted Thompson and the team could add more fuel to that fire in the first round of the draft.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Packers are one of the teams “plotting” a trade that would move them up in the first round on Thursday night. The Packers currently have the No. 14 pick.

There’s no word on who the team might be targeting with such a move, but defensive additions are expected after the hiring of defensive coordinator Mike Pettine early this offseason kicked off renovations on that side of the ball.

The Packers have not made a trade to move up the draft board in the first round since 2009 when they dealt a second-round pick and two third-round picks to the Patriots in exchange for the 26th overall selection. Green Bay selected linebacker Clay Matthews with that pick.

Gutekunst comes into the draft with 12 picks at his disposal, although only one pick in each of the first three rounds so there may be a limit to how high they can go without dipping into future drafts.

37 responses to “Report: Packers “plotting” move up from No. 14 in first round

  1. @mrdarkness13

    Oh, we’ll then, maybe you can explain their strategy to everyone.

    Having some media clown say the Packers might be planning to move up in the draft is not revealing their strategy.

    I assume all teams are planning a strategy to move up or down in the draft. At least the good ones are planning

  2. I say stay put, take the best player that falls to them at 14 and save the trading up for the 2nd round, maybe back into the first round, or moving from 76 in the 3rd round back into the 2nd. 12 picks is a lot, especially 3 5th rounders. Keep 101 and 138 but all other picks are open for business on day 3.

  3. Derwin James, Denzel Ward, Minkah, Roquan, or Edmunds… anything else would be uncivilized.

  4. Roquan Smith would be worth whatever it takes within reason.That guy is a sure fire game changer and difference maker which is something the Packers havent drafted in a long time.

  5. Don’t know if this is a good ideal. We know that will be 4-5 QB’s taken. Then you will have the Guard from ND go, and the RB from Penn St. That would leave 6-7 picks before you pick. So with DL/DE/OLB/MLB/CB/Safety’s is it really worth it to give up extra picks for the top one at those positions? You may end up with one of the top guy at those positions anyways, or at least you will have the pick of 2nd best player at all those positions. There is no guarantee that the player you move up to get will pan out. The draft can be a crap shoot for those players anyways.

  6. Oh to be a fly on the wall in the GB front office right now. Gutekunst and Thompson plotting must be just like a scene out of dumb and dumber. How funny would that be?

    Which one do you think is Harry and which one is Lloyd?

  7. So with DL/DE/OLB/MLB/CB/Safety’s is it really worth it to give up extra picks for the top one at those positions?
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    If Fitzpatrick is the next great centerfielder… If Derwin James is the next Kam Chancellor… I don’t care what the price is (outside of Rodgers, anyway)

  8. @Shinnbone – Packers don’t have near enough draft capital to move up to get Chubb, you’d have to move up to inside pick 5 and that might not even do it. 9 spots minimum would require most of your picks this year and most likely a 1st next year.

  9. In trying to show a totally different approach from the Ted Thompson era, Gutekunst could totally screw it up. Being aggressive in the Draft and trading picks to move up comes with a risk.

  10. Lot of Viking fans worried about what Rodgers is feeling, they should be more concerned about things like how is Cook’s recovery, will Treadwell have a break out year, is Cousins worth almost 90 million guaranteed.

    I see the board going to ways for the Packers they get lucky and someone covet falls into their las which, I am not feeling too high on, or whats more likely they have about 5 players they would be ok with but could slide back and take whomever is left and acquire an extra selection or 2 in the process.

  11. I’ve listened to the “experts” more this year than ever before. I’m amazed to think that anyone in the media could possibly believe that two months of hashing the top ten draft candidates could really interest anyone. One takeaway from the BS would be that after the top ten all of the pro-prospects will be gone. The loser teams have never received this amount of attention in the last five years. Every report seems to be able to dedicate time to the Patriots, Jets and Giants. And to say that Goodell is overpaid is a gross understatement. The question is why?

  12. mrdarkness13 says:
    April 25, 2018 at 5:41 pm
    Im sure that Packer fans are glad their GM has revealed the teams draft strategy.
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    Well, one important factor that’s necessary if you want to make a trade, is to let other teams know you want to make a trade. Otherwise they don’t know you want to trade and they won’t trade with you.

  13. I don’t mind the idea….however, I don’t think it would be for one of the top shelf CBs. Chubb, Edumunds or Smith may be a different story, add a solid CB in R2. This is Gute’s first draft as a GM and putting this out will pull some discussions for a possible trade to 24 hours before the draft. Gute can sleep on some of the “asks” and lessen the chance of a big mistake in Rd 1.

  14. MNfaninIL:
    Packers don’t have near enough draft capital to move up to get Chubb, you’d have to move up to inside pick 5 and that might not even do it. 9 spots minimum would require most of your picks this year and most likely a 1st next year.
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    That isn't even remotely true, unless Chubb is #1 pick, which he won't be. GB has plenty of draft capital without giving up even 1/3 of their picks this year, much less the 1st next year.

  15. Did Rappie predict the Pack MIGHT, COULD, MAYBE… Sorta, woulda, coulda, go sideways too?

    Maybe it’ll be sunny and maybe it won’t. For gawd’s sake, they keep flinging crap against the wall and, if ANYTHING sticks, they’re geniuses.

  16. Take the ball Hawk Josh Jackson at 14 then trade up into the second half of the first round and pick Ridley. JJ + Ridley = more first round value than one Fitzpatrick, Smith, or James. Covers two areas of need as well. Then put an emphasis on pass rush the rest of the draft.

  17. gopack12go says:
    April 25, 2018 at 5:33 pm
    Me likey! Go get him!

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    Go get who? The only player mentioned in the article is Clay, news flash you picked him in 2009.

  18. pkrlvr says:
    April 25, 2018 at 9:16 pm
    Go get who?
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    The guy they want, obviously

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    Thanks, I see the pack picking him. His skill set would fit into what your new DC wants.

  19. Must covet jordy’s replacement that much or aaron’s. Either way, desperation is the name of the cat out the bag.

  20. beerbratscheese says:
    April 25, 2018 at 7:03 pm
    mrdarkness13 says:
    April 25, 2018 at 5:41 pm
    Im sure that Packer fans are glad their GM has revealed the teams draft strategy.
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    Well, one important factor that’s necessary if you want to make a trade, is to let other teams know you want to make a trade. Otherwise they don’t know you want to trade and they won’t trade with you.

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    Correct, but you don’t put it out there where everyone knows media clown or not. Your GM should be contacting the teams of interest or that are interested in. You keep a lid on it and keep it in the war room. I wouldn’t say either way if I was to trade up or down. In other words, be careful who you babble too.

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