Trader Ted Strikes Again: Packers Trade Out of 3rd Round in NFL Draft
Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson traded out of the third round on Friday during the second night of the NFL draft.
Thompson initially traded the 88th overall pick to San Francisco for the 93rd pick and the 49ers’ seventh-round selection. Thompson then moved the 93rd pick to the Dolphins for their fourth-rounder (No. 109 overall) and Miami’s fifth- and seventh-round picks.
Confused? So am I. You are probably eating Fruity Pebbles and watching Saturday morning cartoons right now and would rather not have to think too hard about this kind of stuff. So, to make it easy for you, here is where the Packers will be picking on Saturday:
- Round 4, pick 12, 109 overall
- Round 4, pick 25, 122 overall
- Round 5, pick 13, 146 overall
- Round 5, pick 26, 159 overall
- Round 5, pick 34, 167 overall
- Round 6, pick 5, 173 overall
- Round 6, pick 25, 193 overall
- Round 7, pick 10, 216 overall
- Round 7, pick 18, 226 overall
- Round 7, pick 26, 232 overall
All of this wheeling and dealing happened after Thompson traded down in the second round — once again with NFC rival San Francisco, this time for an extra seventh-rounder — and selected Alabama running back Eddie Lacy. Packers fans were also still digesting the news of Aaron Rodgers’ five-year, $110 million contract extension.
There are still plenty of intriguing prospects left for the Packers to pick from on Saturday. With a load of extra picks in his pocket, it’s all but certain that Thompson will try and move up at least once on Saturday.
What did you think of Ted’s moves on Friday night? Who would you like to see the Packers draft on Saturday?——————