The Green Bay Packers, with their 15th pick in the first round of the upcoming NFL Draft have some thinking to do.
With holes to be filled at several positions– and a free agency presence that was pretty much null and void in the offseason– the idea may be to scoop up as many draft picks as possible, even if it means trading down to do so.
In the tradition of thrilling draft-night trades (nine were made in the first round of last year’s draft), the Packers front office would be wise to entertain the idea of some wheeling and dealing on the opening day of the draft.
And this is where the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs come in.
The Chiefs are already loaded when it comes to talent and ability. They could use, however, another legit playmaker at wide receiver for MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
The team is reportedly very high on Boston College wide receiver Zay Flowers. So much so that, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, they’ve requested for Flowers to work out with Mahomes. Scouts project the young talent to be immediately field-ready and a potential impact player from day one. The addition would make Mahomes and his offense all the more potent.
Unfortunately for the Chiefs, they have the 31st overall pick and Flowers, who is projected to be selected anywhere between mid-first round to very early second round, may be gone by that time.
That’s where the Chiefs’ needs would meet the Packers’.
The Packers trading down from 15 to 31 would have to make sense and the return would have to justify the move.
Lombardiave.com’s Freddie Boston has cooked up a deal that would allow both the Packers and the Chiefs to get what they want and, at the same time, make the deal palatable for both sides.
In Boston’s proposed trade:
The Packers get the Chiefs’ first-round pick (31st overall), their second-round pick (63rd overall), nd a second-round pick in 2024.
In return, the Chiefs would get the Packers’ first-round pick (15th overall).
The win-win trade would give the Packers three likely field-ready young players over the next two seasons and it would pretty much ensure that the Chiefs could select Flowers (or, maybe, another high-end wide receiver if necessary) to fortify their chances of grabbing another Super Bowl title.