By Nick Freimuth
Packers General Manager Ted Thompson has long been known as a wheeler and a dealer and he lived up to that again last night. Green Bay’s first round draft pick was traded to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for two picks. Thompson elected to send the Brows the 29th overall selection for the 33rd and 108th picks.
It marked the third pick in the first round of the night for Cleveland. It was the third time in Packers history they did not have a pick in the first time (1975, 1986, 2008).
Wisconsin linebacker T.J. Watt was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 30th overall pick. Many Packers fans hoped Green Bay would pick him at #29. Watt and his older brother J.J. became the eighth pair of brothers since 1990 to be selected in the first round of their respective NFL Drafts.