Round 2: Packers trade down
Round 2 (57): Gervon Dexter, DT, Florida
Having traded back into the first, the Packers can get a third-rounder back here. They move down 12 spots in the second, receiving the New York Giants' third in return.
There were plenty of talented options available at No. 45, but none stood out, so trading down felt like the way to go.
At No. 57, the Packers get some help on defense with Florida defensive lineman Gervon Dexter. The Packers need to strengthen their defensive line, and they can do that on Day 2. Dexter is an excellent athlete, with a Relative Athletic Score of 9.53 out of 10.
He needs to become more consistent, but there's no doubting his potential to become an excellent starter. He has great size and athleticism and could instantly help the Packers at a position of need.
"Dexter has shown himself to be a one-man wrecking crew in the middle of the line of scrimmage as a gap occupier or run defender," wrote Tony Pauline of Pro Football Network.
Having lost Jarran Reed and Dean Lowry, the Packers have a couple of openings along the defensive line. Devonte Wyatt, a first-round pick a year ago, will likely take on a full-time role this season. Dexter would give the Packers another starter.