3 star players Packers could trade for in 2022 NFL Draft

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Deebo Samuel, WR

It still feels a long shot that the San Francisco 49ers would trade a star player to an NFC rival.

However, maybe it shouldn’t be completely ruled out.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport was asked about the possibility of the Packers trading for Samuel during an appearance on the Pat McAfee Show on Monday.

“I don’t know if the Packers are gonna do it, but I would expect them to explore and be in the mix,” Rapoport said.

And the Packers should be interested. Whether the 49ers are willing to entertain offers is another thing altogether, but what if general manager Brian Gutekunst is offering the best deal?

The Packers would need to pay Samuel, who is entering a contract year, but they have the cap space to do it.

It’s easy to see why Green Bay would be interested in trading for Samuel. A first-team All-Pro and Pro Bowler, Samuel caught 77 passes for 1,405 yards and six touchdowns in 2021, and he also had eight rushing touchdowns.

San Francisco trading Samuel to Green Bay would be one of the biggest shocks of the offseason, but with Rapoport saying he expects the Packers to be in the mix, who knows?

It has been a crazy offseason. We’ll see.

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