By Nick Freimuth Packers fans were a little anxious after first year General Manager Brian Gutekunst traded away his first ever pick. The trade of Green Bay’s 14th overall selection gave Green Bay the 27th overall pick, 147th overall pick and their first overall pick next year as well. Fast forward 25 minutes…
Green Bay trades with the Seahawks to acquire the 18th overall draft pick and gave up the 27th, 76th and 186th picks in the draft.
With the 18th pick Green Bay selects cornerback Jaire Alexander from Louisville. The 5’10” cornerback will likely double as a return specialist for the Packers as well. At 192 pounds he ran the 40-yard dash at the combine in 4.38 seconds.
From an outside perspective Green Bay basically dropped four spots in the first round of the 2018 draft and traded a third rounder in this year’s draft for a first rounder in next year’s draft.
The pick addresses a major need for Green Bay at cornerback after trading away arguably their best corner from 2017 in Damarious Randall to the Browns.