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2016 NFL Draft

Browns, Broncos Reportedly Interested in Packers’ Pick

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Here’s an intriguing idea. The Green Bay Packers trade out of or back in the first round to acquire additional selections.

That option has reportedly been presented to Packers general manger Ted Thompson. Both the Cleveland Browns, who own the No. 32 pick, and the Denver Broncos, who own the No. 31 pick, have called about moving up to No. 27, according to Walter Football.

The Broncos are apparently eying Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch — who, as an aside, looks like he’s going to an audition for the Backstreet Boys — and feel they need to jump ahead of the Kansas City Chiefs (No. 28) to nab him.

If the Packers swapped places with the Broncos (and acquired another pick for doing so), they would be choosing last in the first round. The No. 31 pick is the final pick of the first round this year because the New England Patriots were stripped of their first-round pick for deflating footballs.

There likely isn’t much difference between the guy the Packers could select at No. 27 than the one they could select at No. 31. It might even turn out to be the same guy.

The same scenario exists with the Browns, although their No. 32 pick is the first of the second round. Thus, the Packers wouldn’t be making a selection on the first day of the draft.

That has happened once before under Thompson.

In 2008, Thompson sent the Packers’ No. 30 pick to the New York Jets for their No. 36 and No. 102 pick. They also gave up their No. 113 and No. 162 picks. Essentially, the Packers moved up in the second and fourth round, out of the first and gave up one of their three fifth rounders.

That second-round pick from the Jets was Jordy Nelson.

In all likelihood, a trade like this won’t happen with the Packers before the draft is in progress. Thompson will want to evaluate who’s on the board at No. 27 before deciding what to do with the pick.

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Mordecai Jones

Mordecai is a writer living in Los Angeles. He primarily writes screenplays, but also does crap like this because GREEN BAY PACKERS, baby!

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6 Comments

  1. Chad Lundberg April 24, 2016

    Intriguing… I actually kind of like this idea. Unless somehow we miss Reggie Ragland, that’s about the only scenario that would piss me off.

  2. g April 24, 2016

    Get off raglan’s nuts..he is not that great. He is just a name people are getting familiar with and keep bringing up

    1. Chad Lundberg April 24, 2016

      No. I will continue sucking on his nuts, much to your dismay and discomfort. So HA!

    2. TyKo Steamboat April 24, 2016

      Ragland is 2nd on my wishlist of talent behind Sheldon Rankins. I believe both will be long gone before 27.

      next would be 3.) Darron Lee, 4.) Vernon Butler ect.

      …………………

      But, yes. Trade-back would be fine by me in the 1st with potential trade-up in the 2nd & 3rd rounds.

  3. g April 24, 2016

    Do your thing..suck as much dick as you want.

    Maybe look up every now and to actually see a little football, instead of just spewing what you hear the loosers on here say.

  4. Kato April 25, 2016

    I like Ragland a lot as a physical presence in the middle of the defense. However the packers need someone that can cover, and I don’t think he could provide that element.