Packers Draft 2017: 5 Bold Moves Green Bay Could Make
2. Trade pick No. 29 for an established veteran
Alright, we’re getting into some shaky territory here, because the chances of Thompson pulling off a move like this seem to be slim to none. But that’s what makes going this route so bold.
There certainly is some logic to this type of move, though. It has become increasingly frustrating trying to watch the Green Bay coaching staff have to incorporate dozens of rookies into the weekly game plans rather than Thompson finding a known veteran commodity.
Rodgers can’t play forever, and while the win-now mentality is definitely not Thompson’s method of team building, bringing in players with NFL experience would seem to accelerate the Packers’ timeline.
Whether it’s exploring the option of dealing No. 29 for a veteran corner like Richard Sherman, Malcolm Butler or even Cleveland’s Joe Haden, finding a way to bring in a proven veteran starter could end up being more beneficial to the Packers in the short term.