The Green Bay Packers, with 2 first-round choices and 5 choices in the leading 100, appear like among the favorites to go up throughout Thursday night’s preliminary of the 2022 NFL draft.
According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Packers are one group checking out trade-up circumstances, perhaps as a method to protect “their receiver of choice.”
It need to come as not a surprise. General supervisor Brian Gutekunst has actually traded up in the preliminary to protect a gamer in 2018 (Jaire Alexander, after very first trading back), 2019 (Darnell Savage) and 2020 (Jordan Love).
The Packers hold choices No. 22 and No. 28 general in the preliminary. Moving up numerous areas might assist Gutekunst get a pass receiver such as Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson, Drake London or Jameson Williams.
We described some possible trade-up possibilities for the Packers in the preliminary. If he desired, Gutekunst might most likely package choices and enter into the leading 10. The most likely situation is going up into the early teenagers, perhaps as a method to leap receiver-needy groups like the Eagles and Saints.
As constantly, groups just have a specific variety of gamers with first-round grades. The Packers may not wish to linger and see every gamer with a blue-chip grade come off the board prior to No. 22. And with a 2nd first-round choice, the Packers might probably trade up from No. 22 and after that trade back from No. 28 to recover any lost draft capital.
Here’s who the Packers are getting in last mock drafts of 2022