Every offseason there is usually one player who is wanting to move on from his current team. This year, a DeAndre Hopkins trade is possible after the All-Pro receiver requested to move on from the Arizona Cardinals. After an abysmal year, the Cardinals fired their coach and are in a complete rebuild. Hopkins is ready to win now. Green Bay has been a team that many think should trade for Hopkins and one proposal has them giving up a package of picks.
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Packers Give Up Picks For DeAndre Hopkins?
Here is the proposed DeAndre Hopkins trade. The Packers would send this year’s 3rd round (78), 4th round (116), 7th round (222), and next year’s 4th round pick to the Cardinals for Hopkins. This would solidify the wide receiver room as Hopkins would become the WR1 with second-year players Romeo Doubs and Christian Watson taking more secondary roles.
DeAndre Hopkins Trade Analysis
I personally love this DeAndre Hopkins trade. The Packers have my permission to trade every 3rd-round pick to another team. 7th-round picks are notoriously high variance. The two 4th-round picks hurt a little, but Hopkins is a talent that is worth it. This still leaves the Packers with first and second-round picks in the upcoming draft to fill more holes on the roster. While the Packers are giving up opportunities for young talent, they would be getting a pure WR1.
It is unclear whether Hopkins wants to come to Green Bay or not. Reportedly, he wants to go to either Jacksonville or the Los Angeles Chargers. I do think whether GM Brian Gutekunst trades for him or not hinges on whether Aaron Rodgers comes back or not. I don’t think that Hopkins would be really excited to catch balls from Jordan Love, but might look at partnering with Rodgers as an opportunity to make a Super Bowl run.