Stefon Diggs trade could help Packers steal a draft pick

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Former Green Bay Packers division rival Stefon Diggs is on the move.

According to The Athletic's Dianna Russini, the Buffalo Bills are trading the All-Pro wide receiver to the Houston Texans for a 2025 second-round pick. It's a blockbuster deal in the AFC, but it could also impact the Packers.

The most obvious effect is that the Packers host the Texans at Lambeau Field in 2024. That contest just became a more significant challenge for Matt LaFleur's team, who have to defend a receiver with at least one touchdown catch in eight straight games against Green Bay.

However, the ripple effects of the Diggs trade could have an even greater impact in the upcoming 2024 NFL Draft.

Stefon Diggs trade creates perfect trade-down scenario for Packers

With Diggs and Gabe Davis gone, the Bills have lost their top two receivers, who accounted for 1,929 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns last season. Buffalo's desperate need for wide receiver help is obvious.

That's where the Packers could come in.

Green Bay holds the No. 25 pick in the first round, three selections before Buffalo hits the clock. The Packers aren't in the market for a receiver, but teams will undoubtedly call Brian Gutekunst to jump ahead of the Bills.

It would give the Packers plenty of leverage. Either a team could trade ahead of the Bills, or Buffalo could trade with Green Bay to prevent it from happening.

If a receiver the Bills love is on the board at No. 25, the Packers could move down three spots and receive a mid-round pick in return, potentially as high as a fourth-rounder. Using the Jimmy Johnson trade value chart, the Packers could get the Bills' fourth and another Day 3 pick for moving down three spots.

Green Bay already holds 11 selections, including five in the top 100. Adding another fourth-rounder would give Gutekunst even more draft-day flexibility without having to move down far. A drop of three spots is manageable, especially with the Bills presumably taking a wide receiver.

The Diggs trade highlights the Bills' biggest need, and the Packers can use it to their advantage.

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