A report says that the Green Bay Packers are working on a planned trade-up to get a higher pick in Thursday’s NFL Draft first round.
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com says that the Packers are “plotting a potential trade up” from their current 14th selection in the first round to grab a “top-tier talent.”
The Packers last traded up in the first round in 2009, when they moved up to No. 26 to snatch linebacker Clay Matthews in 2009 after previously drafting defensive lineman B.J. Raji in the same round.
This will be GM Brian Gutekunst’s first NFL Draft as general manager after serving past GM Ted Thompson.
Green Bay has 12 draft picks currently, and could package some together to move up in the draft. That’s part of the discussion with Wayne Larrivee and Packers.com’s Mike Spofford in Wayne’s latest Play-by-Play Podcast.