Profootballtalk.com has a post claiming, without any sourcing, that the Packers are looking to trade down for more picks. Credible? Perhaps, though PFT’s lack of sourcing and passive formulation — “the Packers are believed” — don’t give much reason to believe it’s anything more than idle speculation. Insightful? Not really. Ted Thompson always looks to obtain more picks.
Still, let’s assume it’s true. I think it’s smart. Ted Thompson has proven himself to be a first-class talent evaluator (we’ll wait and see on Justin Harrell) and this is a deep draft. So get more picks. The difference between the #30 overall and, say, the #45 overall is minimal and picking up a few extra shots at getting lucky makes sense.