Packers: Four potential trade partners in the 2019 NFL Draft
By Jesse Fry
The Oakland Raiders are one of the three teams in the draft with multiple first-round picks. Thanks to the selling of talent last season, the Raiders now have three first-round choices with their first pick coming at #4, followed by picks 24 and 27.
Using the classic Jimmy Johnson NFL Draft trade value chart, pick number four would be worth 1,800 points. The Packers could trade up to get that pick by giving Oakland their 12th (1,200) and 30th (620) overall picks. The Packers would really have to love a player to give up two number ones to get them. Therefore, I’m looking at a move on Oaklands 24th or 27th overall pick in the first round.
Moving up from 30 (620) to 27 (680) would only take one of their extra fourth-round picks (114/66 or 118/58). Should there be a player falling down the draft into that range, the Chiefs and Chargers are the teams just ahead of the Packers and have some of the same needs. Jumping in front of those teams to ensure they snag a player away from two 2019 opponents could be a big coupe for the Green and Gold.
To jump up to the Raiders’ 24th (740) overall pick the Packers would have to package their 30th (620) and possibly both fourth-round picks (114/66 or 118/58). But if the player is an impact player, the extra expense would be worth it.
Also aiming to move up from 30 into the mid-20s still gives the Packers two first-round picks while not giving up much else along the way.