Wisconsin Teams

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Why trade back when Tremaine Edmunds and Derwin James were available to the Packers at No. 14? “Those guys were good players, and we liked them,” GM Brian Gutekunst said. “That was the choice we made and what we thought was best. We would've been happy with either of those players as well.”

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers GM Brian Gutekunst said the move back to 27 and then up 18 "wasn't mapped out. … We knew we wanted to try to get back up, but it wasn't done. I felt confident we could (but) but there was nothing set at that time."

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

"Bucks in 7" chant reverberates through BMO Harris Bradley Center as Milwaukee closes out Game 6 win. Winner take all on Saturday night in Boston.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers director of college scouting Jon-Eric Sullivan on Jaire Alexander's height (5-10 ¼): "He doesn't play like a little guy. He's very competitive. He gets in people's business. He talks a little bit, most corners do."

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

What's the difference in outlook for the first and second corners selected (Denzel Ward at No. 4 and Jaire Alexander at No. 18)? According to our projections based on Scouts Inc. grades and combine metrics, Ward (60%) is roughly six percentage points more likely to end up a regular starter than Alexander (54%).

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

After fleecing the Saints in an earlier trade (per ESPN's draft pick value calculator), the Packers threw back some of that value to move back up to 18 in a deal with the Seahawks. Green Bay traded picks worth 8.3 expected AV for selections worth 5.8 in this one. The Packers still came out ahead after the two trades combined.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers have taken a defensive player with their last six first-round picks. And it's seven straight defensive players with their top overall pick (CB Kevin King in the second round last year).

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Bill Barnwell ESPN Staff Writer 

After trading back up with the Seahawks, the Packers essentially traded down from 14 to 18 while sending their third- and sixth-round picks to get a fifth-round pick and a 2019 first-rounder from the Saints. That's a victory for new Green Bay general manager Brian Gutekunst even before considering that they addressed a perennial need by drafting cornerback Jaire Alexander.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers get either the second or third cornerback (depending on where Minkah Fitzpatrick plays) in the draft. First-year GM Brian Gutekunst clearly thought there were plenty of impact defensive players left when he traded back from No. 14.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers are now the clock at No. 18 after this trade: They get No. 18 from Seattle and also No. 248 (seventh round) for No. 27, No. 76 (third round) and No. 186 (sixth).

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers have traded again: They go from 14 to 27 to 18.

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Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Both the Jimmy Johnson chart and our AV-based draft calculator agree: the Packers absolutely won that trade with the Saints in terms of value. The picks Green Bay received were worth an expected AV of 11.6 and only had to give up a pick (No. 14) worth 5.5 expected AV to land that package.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian Gutekunst is clearly taking the long view. The new GM had a chance to take a potential immediate star at No. 14 but instead collects another first-round pick next season. He gets No. 27 overall (where his chances of getting a starter remains high -- but not as high as 14) plus the Saints' fifth-round pick (147 overall) and their first-round pick in 2019.

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