The Green Bay Packers still have 11 selections left in the 2018 NFL Draft, and the trades may not be over yet.
The Green Bay Packers entered the 2018 NFL Draft holding 12 selections, the most of any team in this year’s draft — including four compensatory picks scattered between Rounds 4 and 6.
Entering Day 2 of the Draft, the Packers still have 11 selections left over the next six rounds — but they have also picked up a 2019 first-rounder and 147th overall this year from the New Orleans Saints after trading down from No. 14 to No. 27.
Of course, new general manager Brian Gutekunst then wheeled and dealed his way back up to No. 18 overall, giving up their pick in Round 3 and swapping a sixth-round pick for a seventh-round pick with the Seattle Seahawks.
They used to call Ted Thompson “Trader Ted.” Now it’s Gutekunst’s time to shine.
When the dust settled on Day 1, the Packers walked away with cornerback Jaire Alexander, an extra first-round pick in 2019 and the same number of picks in Rounds 2-7 they would have had if they had simply stayed put.
Not bad at all, Gutekunst.
Here are all the Packers’ remaining picks as we gear up for Day 2 of the NFL Draft:
Round 2, No. 13 (45th overall)
Round 4, No. 11 (101st overall), via CLE
Round 4, No. 33 (133rd overall), compensatory
Round 5, No. 1 (138th overall), via CLE
Round 5, No. 10 (147th overall), via NO through MIA
Round 5, No. 35 (172nd overall), compensatory
Round 5, No. 37 (174th overall), compensatory
Round 6, No. 33 (207th overall), compesnatory
Round 7, No. 14 (232nd overall)
Round 7, No. 21 (239th overall), via BUF
Round 7, No. 30 (248th overall), via SEA through MIN
Given all that mid-round capital but owning only one selection on Day 2 thanks to the trade with Seattle, it wouldn’t be a surprise in the least to see the Packers try to move up tonight. Their target?
Potentially Boston College edge rusher Harold Landry, who slipped out of Round 1 last night. Cornerback Josh Jackson remains on the board, as well.