Packers: 8 players worth trading up for in 2023 NFL Draft

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Will Anderson Jr., EDGE, Alabama


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Trading up for Will Anderson Jr. is the unlikeliest scenario in this article because he will probably be a top-five pick. The only realistic opportunity the Packers would have to trade up far enough would be if they received the New York Jets' first-rounder in the Aaron Rodgers deal, then packaged the No. 13 and No. 15 selections to move up.

However, stranger things have happened on draft day. If four quarterbacks go early, then one or two teams pass on Anderson, he could fall far enough for the Packers to trade up.

Why would this make sense for Green Bay?

Anderson is the best player in the class, regardless of position.

"His traits, athleticism and production against high-level competition are indicators of a Pro Bowl future," wrote Lance Zierlein of

No disagreements here.

Anderson has the college production to back up the hype. He made an incredible 27.5 sacks and 48 tackles for loss in his final two seasons at Alabama. It's hard to argue with those numbers.

The Packers' chances of landing Anderson in the draft? Not too great. But if he falls far enough, Brian Gutekunst should pick up the phone and refuse to hang up until he has made a deal.