Are the Packers Looking to Trade Up?

Are the Packers Looking to Trade Up?

There are 12 comments on the WTMJ-AM Milwaukee story from Apr 20, 2010, titled Are the Packers Looking to Trade Up?. In it, WTMJ-AM Milwaukee reports that:

Maybe. ESPN's Adam Schefter tweets that the Packers and Philadelphia Eagles may both be looking to trade into the range of the 10th to 12th overall pick: Last year, Ted Thompson shed his longstanding reputation for resisting the trade-up temptation by moving into the 26th pick to select linebacker Clay Matthews.

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eric

Denmark, WI

#1 Apr 20, 2010
Id love to see it,but, he would have to have a specific player in mind,who knows,but we shall all find out Thursday night.
FUNNY

Bringhurst, IN

#2 Apr 21, 2010
Ted trade up? He must have found another guy with BIG EYES ONLY FOR HIM! Like he said about Rodgers ."He has big eyes"
answerman

Wausau, WI

#3 Apr 21, 2010
OK, here we go. Just because it makes sense, and because I don't know any more than the rest of us armchair quarterbacks. I'm probably wrong, but who knows...

Jacksonville wants Tim Tebow. They also don't want to take him at #10 when he'll likely slide to at least the end of the first round. So...

Packers trade their first and second rounders (sorry, it'll take at least that much) to move up to #10. Jacksonville takes Tebow at #23. Packers get C.J. Spiller. Yeah, he's probably more like a #14 to #16 position, but the cost would be the same to trade to there, and Jacksonville really wants to deal from what I've read.

Probably not going to happen, but if I'm right...
Rick

Potomac, MD

#4 Apr 21, 2010
answerman wrote:
OK, here we go. Just because it makes sense, and because I don't know any more than the rest of us armchair quarterbacks. I'm probably wrong, but who knows...
Jacksonville wants Tim Tebow. They also don't want to take him at #10 when he'll likely slide to at least the end of the first round. So...
Packers trade their first and second rounders (sorry, it'll take at least that much) to move up to #10. Jacksonville takes Tebow at #23. Packers get C.J. Spiller. Yeah, he's probably more like a #14 to #16 position, but the cost would be the same to trade to there, and Jacksonville really wants to deal from what I've read.
Probably not going to happen, but if I'm right...
I like it!
Jeremy

Mooreton, ND

#5 Apr 21, 2010
answerman wrote:
OK, here we go. Just because it makes sense, and because I don't know any more than the rest of us armchair quarterbacks. I'm probably wrong, but who knows...
Jacksonville wants Tim Tebow. They also don't want to take him at #10 when he'll likely slide to at least the end of the first round. So...
Packers trade their first and second rounders (sorry, it'll take at least that much) to move up to #10. Jacksonville takes Tebow at #23. Packers get C.J. Spiller. Yeah, he's probably more like a #14 to #16 position, but the cost would be the same to trade to there, and Jacksonville really wants to deal from what I've read.
Probably not going to happen, but if I'm right...
You think Tebow goes in first round? I think he doesn't go until the third round, Tebow isn't even showing up to New York if that tells you anything. Why doesn't Jacksonville offer their top 10 pick for Roethlisberger, sounds like the Steelers will take a top ten pick for him. That's what the insiders say. IMO GB stays at #23.
eric

Denmark, WI

#6 Apr 21, 2010
I still like Charles Brown and he can be had at 23.but thats just me
answerman

Wausau, WI

#7 Apr 22, 2010
Re: Jacksonville/Tebow... it's about way more than getting a new quarterback. Like Jeremy said, they could just trade for Roethlisberger (or draft Clausen for that matter). They want Tebow for the PR, to sell tickets and revitalize interest in the team.

For the record, I *really* like C.J. Spiller. Heck of a player, and fills a glaring need for the Packers. The only other player in that #10-15 range that would tempt me to trade up would be Joe Haden, who would also fill a need.

Like I said initially, I don't think it will happen, more because I don't think the Packers will pay that much to move up. However, if they wanted to, I think that's the most likely scenario. If we're talking about honest expectations, I still think it's more likely that the Packers trade down to pick up an extra second round pick, since once this draft gets past about #15 or so the talent level really flattens out and they can probably get an equivalent player in the early second round as they would at #23.

From what I've been reading, we just might see more dealing tonight than we've seen in the first round in a long time, due to the uncapped year. Plus, the unexpected availability of Roethlisberger may just change the order of things as well.

Any Viking fans who might be reading this: given a choice, who would you rather have, Favre or Roethlisberger? If I was the Vikings GM, I'd be thinking hard about that one.

All speculation, of course. We'll see what happens tonight.
Jeremy

Mooreton, ND

#8 Apr 22, 2010
answerman wrote:
Re: Jacksonville/Tebow... it's about way more than getting a new quarterback. Like Jeremy said, they could just trade for Roethlisberger (or draft Clausen for that matter). They want Tebow for the PR, to sell tickets and revitalize interest in the team.
For the record, I *really* like C.J. Spiller. Heck of a player, and fills a glaring need for the Packers. The only other player in that #10-15 range that would tempt me to trade up would be Joe Haden, who would also fill a need.
Like I said initially, I don't think it will happen, more because I don't think the Packers will pay that much to move up. However, if they wanted to, I think that's the most likely scenario. If we're talking about honest expectations, I still think it's more likely that the Packers trade down to pick up an extra second round pick, since once this draft gets past about #15 or so the talent level really flattens out and they can probably get an equivalent player in the early second round as they would at #23.
From what I've been reading, we just might see more dealing tonight than we've seen in the first round in a long time, due to the uncapped year. Plus, the unexpected availability of Roethlisberger may just change the order of things as well.
Any Viking fans who might be reading this: given a choice, who would you rather have, Favre or Roethlisberger? If I was the Vikings GM, I'd be thinking hard about that one.
All speculation, of course. We'll see what happens tonight.
Rounds 3-7 is where the value is and I hope GB can hit on a couple OLB's, there are plenty to choose from that fill the 3-4 need, OT is prolly the best choice to draft at #23. RB's can be had in later rounds also, the Browns did well acquiring Jamaal Charles in the late rounds last year.
eric

Denmark, WI

#9 Apr 22, 2010
If they can grab that WR from TCU who runs a 40 under a 4.3,although hes 5 7 170 or so, he would be one hell of a kick returner!
eric

Denmark, WI

#10 Apr 22, 2010
Jeremy wrote:
<quoted text>Rounds 3-7 is where the value is and I hope GB can hit on a couple OLB's, there are plenty to choose from that fill the 3-4 need, OT is prolly the best choice to draft at #23. RB's can be had in later rounds also, the Browns did well acquiring Jamaal Charles in the late rounds last year.
I agree 3-7 can make a rather weak draft into a good one and vice versa.
Great thing is, i can see Ted trading up to grab an O lineman, i can see him losing a few guys who he wanted that were drafted already and trade down for plan B and grab an extra pick.
Jeremy

Mooreton, ND

#11 Apr 22, 2010
eric wrote:
<quoted text>I agree 3-7 can make a rather weak draft into a good one and vice versa.
Great thing is, i can see Ted trading up to grab an O lineman, i can see him losing a few guys who he wanted that were drafted already and trade down for plan B and grab an extra pick.
TT made a statement that GB doesn't have any glaring needs, so according to that statement, I just don't see GB trading draft picks to move up, but GM's say things like that to keep everything secret. Who knows, it should be an interesting draft with the Roethlisberger trade rumors, that could really shake things up.
eric

Denmark, WI

#12 Apr 22, 2010
I do wonder if Minn can get Roethlisberger,what would they do? If i were them id grab him,but, then what to do with Favre which could end up being a PR nightmare,but, who would you rather have is what it comes down to ( in Minn case or Chicago for that matter,but, they have Cutler so id fiqure they wouldnt do it)

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