Packers: Three potential trade-down scenarios in 2022 NFL Draft
We’ve looked at potential trade partners for the Green Bay Packers should they wish to move up in the first round.
What about if the Packers decide to trade down?
Owning two picks in the first round gives them added flexibility. Green Bay could trade one of its firsts for multiple Day 2 picks and still hold its other first-rounder.
Which teams could be possible trade-down partners for Green Bay?
Note: I used Drafttek’s trade value chart to help create fair trade scenarios in this article.
Packers potential trade with Chiefs
These two teams will be searching for wide receiver help in the draft. The Kansas City Chiefs traded away Tyreek Hill shortly after the Packers traded their star receiver, Davante Adams.
As a result, Green Bay and Kansas City could be competing for one of the top receivers in the class.
But not necessarily. Just because both teams need receivers, it doesn’t mean they will have the same valuations on each prospect.
Maybe the Chiefs want to move from their No. 29 pick to No. 22. It would get them ahead of the Dallas Cowboys, another team that could draft a receiver.
Green Bay gets great value. It would now own back-to-back first-round picks at Nos. 28 and 29.
It would also have two second-rounders (Nos. 53 and 59) and two third-rounders (Nos. 92 and 94).
Packers potential trade with Jets
The New York Jets may look to trade one of their early Day 2 picks to get back into the first round.
Maybe it’s for a cornerback. Perhaps a top pass rusher they like falls.
Whatever the case, moving back into the first round adds a fifth-year option into the mix. For a rebuilding team like the Jets, this makes a ton of sense.
This one would be tough to pass up. Yes, Green Bay would be giving away a great pick. But there is so much Day 2 value in this draft class.
The Packers would still get to pick in the first round at No. 28 but would now add an extra second- and third-round pick to the mix.
After picking at No. 28 in the first round, the Packers would then pick at No. 35, No. 53, and No. 59 in the second round and No. 69 and No. 92 in the third round.
Packers potential trade with Seahawks
Perhaps the Seattle Seahawks want to move up for a quarterback in the first round.
Here, the Packers swap a first-round pick for a Seahawks second-rounder and flip positions with two second-rounders.
Green Bay drops 12 spots with one of its picks but then jumps up 18 positions with the other.
The Packers would now own the No. 22, No. 40, No. 41, and No. 53 picks in the opening two rounds. Not bad at all.