Packers draft Jordan Love 26th overall

Green Bay trades up for a QB

Evan Heffelfinger
April 24, 2020 - 12:09 am

The Green Bay Packers shocked many fans by trading up to the 26th overall pick to draft QB Jordan Love from Utah State.

The first round of the 2020 NFL Draft was unpredictable after the first three picks, to say the least.  Joe Burrow was selected with the first overall pick by the Cincinnati Bengals. Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert were selected back-to-back by the Miami Dolphins and LA Chargers shortly after.

Green Bay traded up four spots from their original pick to select the next QB in the Draft, Jordan Love. The Packers also traded their fourth-round pick (No. 136 overall) to the Miami Dolphins in the deal.

After the top three QB's in the draft, Love was considered by many scouts to be the next best QB available.  Many scouts and draft analysts have referred to him as the "Patrick Mahomes of this year's draft" after coming out of a low-key school with flashes of extraordinary arm strength.

In 38 games, Love accumulated 8,600 passing yards and 60 touchdowns at Utah State.

The big question now is how will this impact Aaron Rodgers' future in Green Bay?

Plus, what will the Packers do for the remainder of the draft after picking what they hope to be their QB of the future in the first round?