Packers prepare for NFL Draft

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The NFL Draft takes place this week, starting with the first round Thursday night.

The Green Bay Packers have four picks in the Top 60. As of now, the Packers hold the twenty-second and twenty-eighth picks in the first round. Trading up or down is always possible.

“You have to be careful not to fall in love with the players because you can start chasing things and losing value,” Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst said Monday. “So you would like it to come to you, but at the same time you have to be realistic about where you choose and where the strength of the project is and whether it makes sense to move into a particular area to help your football team. You have to be ready to do that. »

Gutekunst is aware that many Packers fans are hoping he will draft a receiver to help fill the void created by Davante Adams’ trade to the Raiders. He also knows that receivers often struggle to transition to the NFL.

“I think we have a really good quarterback, and that helps,” Gutekunst said. “I definitely think there will be more opportunities for this young player if we happen to go down that path, come in and have opportunities.”

The second and third rounds of the repechage are scheduled for Friday evening. The draft ends with rounds four through seven on Saturday.

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