Jersey Al’s Green Bay Packers NFL Draft 2010 Analysis No. 2: TRADE UP!

February 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Today, I bring you the second installment in my Green Bay Packers Draft Analysis Series. In Article No. 1 , I discussed general needs and laid out my initial thoughts on an effective draft day strategy for the Green and Gold. Based on that initial analysis, I advocated trading down to the very late first or early second round in exchange for additional picks. This would allow the Packers to address at least three of their needs (OT, CB, OLB , S, RB.) with Top-100 players.
Article No. 1 got some good conversation going among readers, some of whom advocated trading up, instead, to get that one special player. How realistic is that and how effective of a strategy would that be? Well, for the sake of argument, I am going to play devil’s advocate to my personal trade-down feelings, present the case for trading up, and see where that takes us.
Ted Thompson showed last year what it would take for him to pull the trigger on a trade up. It took the No. 12 player on the Packers’ b...

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