Packers get great value in trade-down with Saints
The Packers and New Orleans Saints found themselves in a similar situation five years ago. Green Bay owned the No. 14 pick, New Orleans the No. 27 selection. The Saints sent the Packers their first, fifth, and a 2019 first to move up.
Instead of pulling off a similar trade this time, there is another option. New Orleans also owns an early second-round pick at No. 40 overall.
According to DraftTek's trade value chart, the Packers' pick at No. 15 is worth 1,050 points. The Saints' two picks at No. 29 and No. 40 add up to 1,040 points. It makes it a perfect deal for the two teams.
New Orleans could move up for a couple of reasons. Trading up for one of the best defensive linemen in the class is one possibility. Another is to get Derek Carr some help with a tight end or wide receiver.
The Packers move down from the top 15 but end up in a great position. They still own a first-rounder, but would also bring back another early second. They would be set up nicely with the No. 29, No. 40, and No. 45 picks.
Will history repeat itself, with the Packers and Saints pulling off a major draft-night deal?