Packers assured of their means to maneuver on board throughout 2021 draft
The Inexperienced Bay Packers traded within the first spherical in every of Brian Gutekunst’s first three drafts as basic supervisor, and getting into the 2021 draft with 10 total picks and a low draft slot every spherical might set the Packers down. in a privileged place, progress for a fourth consecutive yr.
Gutekunst mentioned Larry McCarren from the official staff web site that he is assured the Packers can transfer across the choice board – together with posing as a participant – if the staff finds the best scenario on the occasion later this month.
“Yeah, I really feel like we are able to transfer across the set a bit to get the gamers we wish,” mentioned Gutekunst. “When you’ve got the type of season that we had final yr, you decide on the backside of every spherical, which clearly makes it a bit harder, however with the additional picks, if there is a participant, now we have to go up and get, we are able to do it.
Final April, Gutekunst moved as much as twenty sixth total – at the price of a fourth-round decide – to draft quarterback Jordan Love. Throughout his first two drafts, he traded for cornerback Jaire Alexander (after initially negotiating) and security Darnell Savage, making aggressive strikes for every participant.
The Packers have 10 picks this yr, together with three compensatory picks. The additional ammo in rounds 4, 5, and 6 ought to give Gutekunst the type of flexibility he must progress and get a participant or two in the course of the first two days of the draft.
Cornerback and offensive deal with are two premium positions with high quality gamers main the draft class that the Packers might commerce for within the first or second spherical.
The Packers are holding picks # 29, # 62, # 92, # 135, # 142, # 173, # 178, # 214, # 220, and # 256 within the 2021 draft.
Notable Packers commerce below Gutekunst
2018 (Jaire Alexander): Packers get Seahawks numbers 18 and 248 for numbers 27, 76 and 186
2018 (Oren Burks): Packers get # 88 Panthers for # 101 and # 147
2019 (Darnell Savage): Packers get # 21 Seahawks for # 30, 114 and 118
2020 (Jordan Love): Packers get # 26 Dolphins for # 30 and 136