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LIVE NOW - Second Screen: Packers Draft Central
LIVE NOW - Second Screen: Packers Draft Central
LIVE NOW - Second Screen: Packers Draft Central
LIVE NOW - Second Screen: Packers Draft Central
LIVE NOW - Second Screen: Packers Draft Central
Posted at 8:10 PM, Apr 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-26 23:12:18-04

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Updates as they happened.

9:46 p.m.


9:12 p.m.

"Wouldn't surprise me to see the Packers go wide receiver in the second round at all." - Wayne Larrivee

9:07 p.m.

"Scouts say he's twitchy and quick. You like a guy at cornerback who is that." - Wayne Larrivee

"He's got that ability to develop for a year or two years." - Jeff Falconio

9:03 p.m.

Pick for the Packers: Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville.

8:58 p.m.

Packers trade with on the clock!

Green Bay gets 18 and 248th pick (Round 7); Seahawks get 27th pick, 76th pick (3rd) and 186th pick (6th)

8:57 p.m

Derwin James, another possible Packers target, goes to San Diego. Seattle on the clock...but note the tweet below...

8:50 p.m.

A guy the Packers may have considered....Tremaine Edmunds, goes to Buffalo. But...

8:45 p.m.

Kolton Miller, a tackle from UCLA, goes to Oakland. Again, more defensive players possibly available for Green Bay now at 27.

8:42 p.m.


8:37 p.m.

8:33 p.m.

The Packers have reportedly traded down to 27 with New Orleans, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. Ian Rapoport of says the Packers will get the 147th pick (5th round) and next year's first round pick.

8:29 p.m.

Washington picks Da'Ron Payne, a DT from Alabama. The Packers are on the clock!

8:24 p.m.

Vita Vea, a defensive tackle from Washington, goes to Tampa Bay. One of two guys, James or Edmunds, will be there for the Packers if they stay at 14.

8:19 p.m.

A guy the Packers potentially wanted, Minkah Fitzpatrick, is gone. A safety from Alabama goes to Miami.

8:17 p.m.

Packers QB1 on NFL Draft QB 10, whom he has mentored.

8:11 p.m.


8:10 p.m.

As he said: TRADE!

8:07 p.m.:

Great point.

8:06 p.m.:

Mike McGlinchey, a tackle from Notre Dame, is now a 49er. Secondary help is still out there for Green Bay

8:01 p.m.

The Chicago Bears have their guy. Another defensive talent.

7:55 p.m.:

Josh Allen is a Buffalo Bill after that trade.

7:51 p.m.

TRADE TIME! (Not the Packers.)

7:48 p.m.

Quentin Nelson of Notre Dame, an offensive guard who has fantastic reviews, is gone. Not a Packers target, though.

7:44 p.m.

Bradley Chubb, another Packers target at defensive end, is a Denver Bronco. Will they stand pat or slide down?

7:36 p.m.

Denzel Ward, a possible Packers target, goes to the Browns at No. 4.

7:34 p.m.

Yes, Ted Thompson is in the draft room at 1265 Lombardi Avenue in Green Bay. But for the first time in 14 years, he's not the one pulling the trigger.

7:29 p.m.

Sam Darnold out of USC is the Jets' pick at quarterback. The more quarterbacks that go there, the more enticing and possible a Packers trade-up may be for a defensive stalwart.

7:22 p.m.

The Giants take Saquon Barkley at No. 2. If the Packers want to move up and get Chubb, he could fall? Perhaps, as thought by Packers Draft Central pundit and former NFL scout John Dodds. We'll see.

7:21 p.m.


7:17 p.m.

Cleveland starts it off, a team that is 1-34 their last 35 games. They pick...

7:09 p.m.

The Cleveland Browns are officially on the clock. It's gonna get nuts.

6:55 p.m.

Makes sense - from the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Ryan Wood:

6:51 p.m.


6:40 p.m.

A sea of green and gold in the land of blue and silver.

6:33 p.m.

More reason to believe the Packers want to move up.


5:31 p.m.

It's possible that tonight may have more possible first round picks for the Packers at this stage of the waiting game than any other in recent memory.

Why? The greater likelihood than ever that the Packers will move up, or that they could trade down.

Of course, that's on top of the Josh Rosen or Josh Allen situations that are making the No. 1 pick the most fluid we have had in a while.

5:20 p.m.

Cheeseheads have arrived in North Texas!

4:53 p.m.

Nice decorations on the field of AT&T Stadium in the heart of Texas. After all, it is Lambeau South and the Packers are 4-0 there.



Original story

12 times over the next three days, the Green Bay Packers will get a chance to select the next part of their long-term future.

Or GM Brian Gutekunst could select to trade up (as has been reported that they are considering), or trade down, using some of those 12 picks as bargaining chips to make changes in their draft order and free them up to select some of the NFL Draft's superstars.

The next 72 hours will be some of the most intriguing moments off the field in recent Packers history, as the new general manager will make interesting decisions.

Will he follow the pathway of his longtime mentor, 13-year GM Ted Thompson who constructed a team that won Super Bowl XLV, qualified for four NFC Championship Games and nine playoff berths?

Or will he choose a different path?

Stay tuned. This will be fun.