Packers trade down to No. 24 and land possible star in Myles Murphy
With Green Bay sitting at the No. 15 pick, there is a chance that the value for what the team and roster need gets a little bit tricky. So if there is an opportunity to trade down with a team like the Jaguars that could be looking to move up for a cornerback, then the Packers should jump at it.
Here’s what a trade could look like with Green Bay adding two additional Top 50 picks while moving down to No. 24.
That’s a pretty fair deal overall as Green Bay gives up a third-rounder to get another second-rounder and a fourth-rounder this year and next.
And in moving down in this draft, the Packers have the opportunity to get the best value on a player like Clemson edge rusher Myles Murphy.
When you look at Murphy and his 6-foot-5, 254-pound frame, he’s exactly the body type that Green Bay tends to target with its edge rushers. The big key with Murphy, though, is that he’s a lot of untapped potential. The explosiveness and tools are evident, but the production just wasn’t at Clemson.
With the flexibility to let Murphy come in and learn a bit early on behind Preston Smith and Rashan Gary, the Clemson product has the potential to be a star on the edge for the Packers defense while also allowing them soon to let Smith walk and start a bit of a new era for the pass rush.