In an absolutely shocking move, the Green Bay Packers have traded cornerback Rasul Douglas. Already without 2021 first round pick Eric Stokes and with Jaire Alexander’s ailing back, the Packers’ cornerback room just became even thinner. Ian Rapoport reported on Twitter (X) that Green Bay has sent Douglas to the Buffalo Bills.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 31, 2023
In addition to Douglas, the Packers are also sending a fifth round pick in 2024. In return, the Bills are sending Green Bay a 2024 third round pick.
What Does the Trade of Rasul Douglas Mean for the Green Bay Packers?
If it were not clear enough, the Packers are most certainly a rebuilding team in 2023 and perhaps will be again in 2024. As mentioned, it also means that their cornerback room is extremely thin for the rest of season. Alexander will deal with this back injury for a while, and Stokes is going to miss the next three games at a minimum.
Keisean Nixon, of course, remains as does 2023 seventh round pick Carrington Valentine.
Going into the offseason, Green Bay now has a plethora of early draft picks. In addition to their first and second round picks, they also will have the New York Jets’ second round pick. In addition to their own third round pick, they will now have Buffalo’s too. That will give them five picks in the top 90 draft choices.
Perfect for a rebuilding team, and perhaps enough to move up for another first round pick, should they choose to do so.