Packers Got Three Picks for Their Third-Round Selection
The Green Bay Packers traded out of the third round of the NFL Draft entirely.
After swapping second-round picks with the 49ers and picking up a sixth, the Packers sent their third-round pick (No. 93) to Miami. In return, they got picks No. 109 (fourth), No. 146 (fifth) and No. 224 (seventh), according to Rob Demovsky.
What does that mean? Warm bodies.
The Packers will have 10 picks on the final day of the draft — two in the fourth, three in the fifth, two in the sixth and three in the seventh.
It’s like the Green Bay Packers version of free agency!
Trader Ted… Booyah!
While that’s a decent haul for a third-round pick, you don’t get many contributors on the last day of the draft. That is, immediate contributors anyway and that’s what the Packers need to put themselves in with the NFC elite.
In fact, the Packers will probably wind up cutting a couple of those seventh rounders. For example, they cut two seventh rounders last season — Andrew Datko and B.J. Coleman.
So the Packers will get to choose a bunch of camp bodies tomorrow. Then, when the draft ends, they’ll spring into action like a cheetah chasing a gazelle and sign a bunch of undrafted free agents, some of which will comprise part of the roster for years to come.
Feel the excitement!
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