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NFL Draft: Is No. 30 pick more important for Packers?

March 04, 2019 - 3:35 pm
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The Green Bay Packers currently hold two selections in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft: no. 12, earned courtesy of a 6-9-1 record in 2018, and no. 30, acquired via trade from the Saints in last year's draft. The last time the organization made two picks in the first round was 2009, selecting B.J. Raji (No. 9) and trading back in to the first round to select Clay Matthews (No. 26). It was the first time in nearly 15 years the team made two picks in the first round. In fact, they've been more likely to trade out of the first round altogether in recent years, having done so in 2008 and 2017. 

No. 30 means a lot to the Packers. They could use the pick to add a second first-round player, use it as draft capital (to move up or down) or use it as a security blanket to deal No. 12. Whichever way you look at, No. 30 holds a lot of stock for Brian  Gutekunst and the future of the Green Bay Packers. Tom Silverstein explains at PackersNews.com.