NFL Rumors: Green Bay Packers Might Trade Up In 2018 NFL Draft

Evan Massey

Brian Gutekunst took over as general manager of the Green Bay Packers ahead of the NFL offseason. It was a move that surprised Packers' fans, as Ted Thompson seemed to have full control of making decisions. While Thompson did a solid job during his tenure as GM, Gutekunst has already implemented quite a few changes that fans love.

Soon after taking over the job, Gutekunst promised to be more aggressive in free agency. He has done just that this offseason, signing big names like Jimmy Graham and Muhammad Wilkerson. Gutekunst also went out and signed Tramon Williams, while also bringing back Davon House.

His aggressive approach may not end in free agency. During an interview that was shared on Packers Wire, Gutekunst talked about the potential of trading up in the 2018 NFL Draft.

"I feel really good about how it looks right now, all the different scenarios and situations we've gone through. I think we'll have the ability to go up if we need to, go back if we need to or just stay and pick."

Needless to say, the 2018 NFL Draft is going to be entertaining for fans. There is the potential for quite a few big moves in the first round and there will be even more moves in the second and third rounds. Green Bay isn't normally viewed as a team looking to make draft day trades, but that may very well change with Gutekunst in charge.

Aaron Rodgers needs more help around him, which became clear after the Packers missed the playoffs last season. Moving up in the draft to get a true defensive playmaker might be exactly what the doctor ordered.

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