And you thought draft news was over.
Several members of the Green Bay Packers signed with other football teams. While fans often harp on the team’s inability to make big-money signings, losing several players will lead to an infusion of young talent.
Green Bay should be in line for four draft picks in the 2018 NFL draft. The Packers should be in line for a third round pick for losing T.J. Lang, a fifth round pick for losing center JC Tretter, a sixth round pick for tight end Jared Cook and a sixth round pick for losing Eddie Lacy.
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Four draft picks, especially a third and fifth round pick, can help Green Bay put together a great young crop of players, and might give them fuel to trade up should they want a better play in the first or second round. Since the compensatory draft pick process was created in 1994, Green Bay has been awarded the second most draft picks of any NFL team. Should they hold onto all of their picks next season, they will have a total of 11 draft picks including two extra in the crucial middle rounds.
Is it worth seeing talent flee Green Bay when it leads to draft picks on the back end?