The Green Bay Packers could be on the verge of making a draft-day trade.
NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero reported on Thursday afternoon that Green Bay is “exploring” moving up in the first round for a wide receiver.
The Packers currently have the No. 22 and No. 28 picks in the first round so they have plenty of ammunition if they want to trade up.
The Packers badly need to draft a wide receiver to replace Davante Adams, who was traded to the Las Vegas Raiders earlier this offseason.
A month ago, just after the first wave of free agency ended, it felt like numerous talented wide receivers would fall to the end of the first round. But over the last several weeks, we’ve started hearing whispers that the top wide receivers could go earlier than expected in this draft.
There will still be some talented wide receivers available at the end of the first round and in the second round. But if the Packers want to get “their guy” (maybe Ohio State’s Chris Olave or Alabama’s Jameson Williams), they’ll almost certainly have to trade up.
Several teams in the draft are looking to trade down, so finding a willing trade partner shouldn’t be difficult for the Packers if this is the path they choose to take.
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