Packers, Patriots well-positioned for 2019 NFL draft-
The Packers are the only team in the NFL with 2 1st round picks in 2019, and that’s a great place to be in. Although the Saints a projected playoff team, any time you can get an extra first-round pick, even a late first-round pick, it’s a big deal.
Packers take long-term approach with draft picks-
If you were going to give first-year Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst the benefit of the doubt, you could certainly make a case he has positioned his team for a Super Bowl run. In 2019, that is.
Packers have the package of picks to move up in draft-
Inside or right at the 10 spot, it would give him a better shot at one of the top defensive players such as Virginia Tech linebacker Tremaine Edwards, Florida State safety Derwin James, Ohio State cornerback Denzel Ward or Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith.
Packers quickly break from a 25-year free-agency trend-
The far more significant news for the Packers is that they may finally be realizing that drafting and developing isn’t the only way to build a team. maybe they’ll find a way to add a Lombardi Trophy or two before Aaron Rodgers walks away.