[quote=“sarahfar, post:6, topic:28064”]
One final thought, that 2nd one could be pivotal in filling a need for a pr in a trade up in the draft. [/quote]
I was wondering why we needed a pr (punt returner) so badly, We needed to give a 2nd rounder for one ? Took me a while to realise you meant pass rusher.
One thing about having an extra first round pick, is that half the fanbase wants to spend it immediately on this or that veteran. Also, you are usually talking about their 2nd contract (the big one). If instead you use it on a draft pick, you can get a high quality player on a budget for 4-5 years. If you think that is penny-pinching, it is, because that is how you have to think when $34m is tied up in one player.
I wouldn’t even want to use the 2nd rounder to trade up in the first (although i might consider it if a really good player drops). As you say, OLB, OT, S, in the first two rounds, could help this team a lot. Maybe a TE in round three, as well. Then fill out with interior OL, DL, another Safety etc.
If there were any good pass rushers left when the Packers 2nd round pick rolls around, I’d consider getting a second one. That would necessitate dropping OT or S to a third round pick - not ideal - but it’s about what value is there, at your pick.