What would it cost the Green Bay Packers to trade up into the top 10 of the 2023 NFL Draft?
Currently, the Packers hold the 15th overall selection in April’s draft.
General manager Brian Gutekunst traded up for Jaire Alexander, Darnell Savage, and Jordan Love. What would it potentially cost to move from No. 15 to the top 10?
In this article, we’ll focus only on moving up from No. 15. There are other ways, of course, possibly an Aaron Rodgers trade.
If the Packers struck a deal with the Indianapolis Colts or Las Vegas Raiders for Rodgers, they could potentially land their first-round pick.
But that’s another conversation. Today, we’ll focus on trading up from No. 15.
What would it cost the Packers to trade into top 10?
To help, I’ve used Drafttek’s trade value chart.
The Chicago Bears hold the first overall pick. While the Bears may look to move down, it’s almost certain the Packers won’t be jumping up to No. 1.
Moving that high would likely be for a quarterback, and that would be a surprise for the Packers. And would Chicago even trade with Green Bay?
Besides, it would probably be too expensive.
To get there, the Packers would have to give up a ton of picks, likely including at least one future first-rounder. No thanks.
Moving anywhere inside the top five would be difficult.
Using Drafttek’s trade value chart, Green Bay’s pick at 15 is valued at 1,050 points. The fifth overall pick is 1,700 points. The Packers would need to make up 650 points, which is the equivalent of their picks in the second and third rounds.
So to move to No. 5, Green Bay could have to give up the No. 15, 45, and 78 overall picks.
A trade to anywhere between the seventh and 10th pick would still be expensive, but more realistic.
According to the trade value chart, the Las Vegas Raiders’ pick at No. 7 is worth 1,500 points. Green Bay’s first- and second-round picks are also a combined 1,500 points.
So, it would be No. 15 and No. 45 for No. 7.
If the Packers were to trade up to No. 10, it might cost them their third- and fourth-round picks.
They would have to love a prospect to make that deal, but moving up from No. 15 isn’t out of the question.