GREEN BAY – Trader Ted is back.
After moving back six spots in the second round in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers, Packers general manager Ted Thompson did the same thing in the third round Friday night, moving back five spots in another deal with the team that eliminated the Packers from the NFC Divisional Playoffs in January. Then he swung his third trade and moved out of the third round entirely in a trade with the Miami Dolphins.
First, the Packers traded their third-round pick (No. 88 overall) to the 49ers and in exchange received the 49ers’ third-round pick (No. 93 overall) and an additional seventh-round pick (No. 216 overall). According to one trade value chart, the 49ers got the better of the deal, getting 150 points to the Packers’ 134.2.
The 49ers then selected Auburn linebacker Corey Lemonier.
In their first trade, the Packers sent the 55th overall pick to the 49ers and received the 61st pick and an additional sixth-round pick, No. 173 overall. According to the same trade value chart, the 49ers got the better of that deal, with 350 points compared to the Packers’ 314.2.
With the two trades with 49ers GM Trent Baalke, Thompson added two more swings on Day 3 of the draft. Thompson traded the 93rd pick to the Miami Dolphins for three selections – the 109th, 146th and 224th picks overall.
The trades leave the Packers with 10 picks on Saturday’s final day of the draft: Two fourth-rounders (109, 122), three fifth-rounders (146, 159, 167), two sixth-rounders (173, 193), and three seventh-rounders (216, 224, 232).
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