The 2019 NFL Supplemental Draft is complete, and the Green Bay Packers didn’t make any moves.
Despite having reported interest in Washington State safety Jalen Thompson, the Packers didn’t select him in the NFL Supplemental Draft, which took place on Wednesday.
According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Arizona Cardinals selected Thompson in the fifth round, which means they’ll give up a fifth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft next April.
If the Packers had also hoped to select Thompson in the fifth round, they would’ve missed out as the Cardinals had a higher priority, as Pelissero noted earlier on Wednesday.
Tony Pauline of Draft Analyst had reported earlier in the week that the Packers had interest in Thompson. It’s possible they hoped to get him in a later round, or perhaps would’ve only been interested in signing Thompson had he gone undrafted and became a free agent.
It’s also possible the Packers were simply considering adding another young talent to the secondary if he went undrafted, but that was it. After bringing in Adrian Amos and Darnell Savage Jr. in the offseason, it’s possible GM Brian Gutekunst is happy with the depth chart as it is and won’t be looking to make another signing at safety this summer.
Another note from the supplemental draft is that wide receiver Marcus Simms, who went undrafted, is signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to Pelissero.
The supplemental draft comes to an end for another year, and once again, the Packers weren’t involved. But Gutekunst’s interest shows he’s always looking to improve the roster.
Should the Packers have interest in adding a free agent safety to give them more depth in the secondary?