Tracking the Trades in the Green Bay Packers 2013 NFL Draft

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Packers GM Ted Thompson made a total of four trades during the 2013 NFL Draft.
Packers GM Ted Thompson made a total of four trades during the 2013 NFL Draft.

With the 2013 NFL Draft now in the books, let’s take a look at what “Trader” Ted Thompson did with his eight original picks to turn them into eleven total selections. He made a total of four trades, three of which being “down” and the final one being a trade “up.” Overall, he gained eight picks for the price of five, netting three.

Below I’ve detailed each of the trades, as well as updated what the draft board looked like at that moment. Picks in bold are the ones that were added during the trade, while the struck-through selections were already made by that point.

Original Draft Picks:

  1. Round 1, 26 (26)
  2. Round 2, 25  (55)
  3. Round 3, 26 (88)
  4. Round 4, 25 (122)
  5. Round 5, 26 (159)
  6. Round 5, 34 (167) [comp.]
  7. Round 6, 25 (193)
  8. Round 7, 26 (232)

Trade #1 (DOWN):

Gave the San Francisco 49ers No. 55 (Rd. 2) for Nos. 61 (Rd. 2) and 173 (Rd. 6).

  1. Round 1, 26 (26): Datone Jones, DE
  2. Round 2, 29  (61)
  3. Round 3, 26 (88)
  4. Round 4, 25 (122)
  5. Round 5, 26 (159)
  6. Round 5, 34 (167) [comp.]
  7. Round 6, 5 (173)
  8. Round 6, 25 (193)
  9. Round 7, 26 (232)

Trade #2 (DOWN):

Gave the San Francisco 49ers No. 88 (Rd. 3) for Nos. 93 (Rd. 3) and 216 (Rd. 7).

  1. Round 1, 26 (26): Datone Jones, DE
  2. Round 2, 29  (61): Eddie Lacy, RB
  3. Round 3, 31 (93)
  4. Round 4, 25 (122)
  5. Round 5, 26 (159)
  6. Round 5, 34 (167) [comp.]
  7. Round 6, 5 (173)
  8. Round 6, 25 (193)
  9. Round 7, 10 (216)
  10. Round 7, 26 (232)

Trade #3 (DOWN):

Gave the Miami Dolphins No. 93 (Rd. 3) for Nos. 109 (Rd. 4), 146 (Rd. 5), and 224 (Rd. 7).

  1. Round 1, 26 (26): Datone Jones, DE
  2. Round 2, 29  (61): Eddie Lacy, RB
  3. Round 4, 12 (109)
  4. Round 4, 25 (122)
  5. Round 5, 13 (146)
  6. Round 5, 26 (159)
  7. Round 5, 34 (167) [comp.]
  8. Round 6, 5 (173)
  9. Round 6, 25 (193)
  10. Round 7, 10 (216)
  11. Round 7, 18 (224)
  12. Round 7, 26 (232)

Trade #4 (UP):

Gave the Denver Broncos Nos. 146 (Rd. 5) and 173 (Rd. 6) for No. 125 (Rd. 5).

  1. Round 1, 26 (26): Datone Jones, DE
  2. Round 2, 29 (61): Eddie Lacy, RB
  3. Round 4, 12 (109): David Bakhtiari, T
  4. Round 4, 25 (122): J.C. Tretter, G/T
  5. Round 4, 28 (125): Johnathan Franklin, RB
  6. Round 5, 26 (159)
  7. Round 5, 34 (167) [comp.]
  8. Round 6, 25 (193)
  9. Round 7, 10 (216)
  10. Round 7, 18 (224)
  11. Round 7, 26 (232)

Final Draft Picks:

  1. Round 1, 26 (26): Datone Jones, DE
  2. Round 2, 29 (61): Eddie Lacy, RB
  3. Round 4, 12 (109): David Bakhtiari, T
  4. Round 4, 25 (122): J.C. Tretter, G/T
  5. Round 4, 28 (125): Johnathan Franklin, RB
  6. Round 5, 26 (159): Micah Hyde, DB
  7. Round 5, 34 (167) [comp.]: Josh Boyd, DT
  8. Round 6, 25 (193): Nate Palmer, OLB
  9. Round 7, 10 (216): Charles Johnson, WR
  10. Round 7, 18 (224): Kevin Dorsey, WR
  11. Round 7, 26 (232): Sam Barrington, LB
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Chad Toporski, a Wisconsin native and current Pittsburgh resident, is a writer for AllGreenBayPackers.com. You can follow Chad on twitter at @ChadToporski

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  • Lucas

    I wonder what TT means when he said in his press conference that he uses a “fairly standard” trade value chart. It sure seems like he follows one more closely aligned with http://www.draftmetrics.com/files/THE%20REAL%20SEVEN%20ROUNDS%20OF%20THE%20NFL%20DRAFT.pdf
    According to this site, TT easily won out in his trades.

  • Ron LC

    As a total ameteur when it comes to the draft, I have to admit I’m confused as to why all the activity in the late rounds. All the moves definetely added quantity. Quality? I’m not so sure.

    In the Oline, they will probably keep the two 4th rouders and release a pair of existing Olinmen. Datko, Sherrod and Van Roten come to mind. Is there an immediate step up for the Oline? I don’t think so. Both Tetter and Bahktiari are projects. They may turn out to be very good players but not this year.

    Running Back was apparently a priority. With Lacey an Franklin they appear to have two keepers. Starks is gone almost certainly. Green better show some serious impovement and increased durability or he’ll be joining Starks.

    At DT, they got Jones who should step into a sarting role day one. This pick could end up being the best since CM3. In addition, Josh Boyd could displace one of the backups on the 53. If not that, there’ll be a good shot for the Practice Squad.

    Micah Hyde? Maybe they think we’ll be a candidate at Safety. He appears to be a good tackler.

    The rest? Low round picks that are not likely to be around for the first game.

    Overall, it was not a great draft. I’d say it was a good draft. My concern for the Oline has not been aliviated. Wish they could get a stud somehow. Not likely, however.

    • Chad Lundberg

      The way I see it, if Datone Jones and if either running back works out, that’s really all we need. Everyone else would just be a bonus IMO.

      A better run game and a defense that can consistently pass rush is what would have made a significant difference in the last two years.

      • Pete Kliman

        To much negativity, thanks for some positive notes.I fully agree. We are close and even if one pans out,it could make us very formidable. Don’t forget that Lacy should be very motivated after dropping to 61 in the draft.

      • Savage57

        11 picks, then if a 33% take rate equates to success, then 3 – 4 guys have to stick and have impact for it to be a ‘good’ draft. >50% makes it an outstanding draft.

        Here’s the rub Packer faithful. TT is always beating his chest about no free agency and the guy wouldn’t make a trade if he had a gun to his head. So, by that self-imposed limitation his drafts HAVE TO BE great for the team to be great.

        • davekenya

          What’s often left out of the equation in helping ‘make a team great’ is that TT re-signs/extends his own players prior to their becoming U/FAs a lot.

          GB doesn’t ‘churn’ like other teams do — meaning they don’t lose a LB to FA and then turn around and sign a different LB in FA thus making it seem like they’ve been active in FA when they’ve really just held serve (this year, think Hawk and Jones). An oversimplification, but the concept applies.

          Put another way, really…how many valuable players has GB lost to FA? Maybe Jennings this year, (10M contract anyone to a player getting up there in age who’s had injury issues this year).

          • Savage57

            Wasn’t this about the draft?

          • Dobber

            I think it is…being able to plan in this way as opposed to being left scrambling after the draft leads to longer-term planning, cap management and stability.

        • PatMc

          Jones, Lacy, Franklin & Boyd are a lock.

          Hyde is very football smart and has a knack for picking the ball out of the air. he will make the 53.

          That is Five and very good draft.

          The two WR’s will go to practice squad for development. Those are early next year draft picks – that is how TT works.

          Bishop is on the trade block and I imagaine a couple others might be as well. TT will continue building this team right up to camp, right up to 1st game and through to SB as he can.

          • Dobber

            Somewhere I read where Boyd was likened to a young Jarrett Bush. May be complementary and may be not, but if that’s where they plan for him to start out (special teams) and if he can be effective?

        • Stroh

          Since you need to grade the draft already. Kiper gives the Vikes w/ 3 1st rd picks a B, and GB even w/ only 2 picks in the top 2 rounds a B+.

          • Dobber

            The Vikes gave away far too much for a developmental receiver in Corderelle Patterson when they could’ve had just about anyone they wanted to shore up their LB corps. Say what you want about Teo, who they Vikes had been linked very strongly to, he’s still a very good player and would’ve made a difference to the Vikings D.

    • http://allgbp.com/category/authors/jason-perone/ Jason Perone

      Ron, my guess here is that Ted doesn’t de-value the 6-7th round as much as some. If there are guys on his board and he feels he can snag 2 of them by getting an extra pick to move back, he will.

      Admittedly, it’s a reach based on history, as Ted’s best rounds have seemingly been 2-5. But it’s too early to tell.

      • Dobber

        That said: I don’t really see 3 of those 4 guys on the opening day roster. Johnson has a shot, I think. Practice squad? Sure.

        • Stroh

          Really? You don’t see even 4 of them on the roster in Sept? I’ll virtually guarantee that the top 4 are gonna be. Franklin is pretty likely and one of the WR likely will be as well. In reality, Thompson turns over about 10-12 players each year. That’s equates to 10 new players, presumably almost the entire draft and one or 2 UDFA that generally make it too.

          Of the WR drafted in the 7th, I give Dorsey a better chance of sticking as a rookie. He’s far more polished than Johnson who is strictly a size/speed pick right now, that with some development has a chance to become a damn good player. Johnson sounds really unrefined right now.

          • Dobber

            Sorry. Didn’t say that well (as usual). Jason started his comment talking about rounds 6-7 and its value. I was saying that I didn’t think that the four 6th-7th round picks by the Packers were very strong (I didn’t think that they would make the week 1 active roster).

  • Nopainnogain

    TT uses free agency when the price is right. Given the nature of free agency, players are often overpaid, especially the ‘big name’ free agent which are the only ones you all seem to consider. It’s not like he just arbitrarily chooses to ignore it. As for trades, those are fairly uncommon across the league. It’s not the nba.

  • http://butlerrf@msn.com old time packer fan

    I think the Pack might have been better off signing Steven Jackson as a FA & using their 2nd pick on a more pressing need since they got a good back at 4th round in franklin who could have eased in behind Jackson. we just give QB’s too long to throw & an understudy to BJ would have fit well in round 2, especially if we don’t re-sign BJ

  • JR

    Ted Thompson did not need to trade up to get Jonathan Franklin, RB, with the 4th round (125) pick. He could’ve easily taken him only just 3 picks before that in the 4th round with the (122) pick. J.C. Tretter, G/T, from Cornell would’ve easily been available with the next pick that the Packers had in the 5th round (146). Therefore, we didn’t need to trade away that 5th round (146) pick and the 6th round (173) pick. Ivy League J.C. Tretter, G/T, from Cornell is not that kind of 4th round value, and he would’ve easily slipped into the 5th round or beyond. Thus, I fully believe the Packers would’ve had an extra pick in this draft, a total of 12. That being said, it was a decent draft overall; although I would’ve definitely taken the Bacarri Rambo, S, out of Georgia with that extra 6th round pick. He was taken by the Redskins with the 191st pick in the draft. I have no idea why he slipped down in the draft so low…

  • Serge Sansculotte

    I gotta agree with JR. It seemed odd to me not to just take Franklin at 122 and wait until the 5th for another O-lineman like Tretter or Quesenberry and still retain the 6th rounder. More defensive help would have been nice and in the early 6th we could have had Rambo or OLB Washington. Overall I do think it was an outstanding draft because we may finally have a running game. How many times last year did we pass on 3rd and 1 and not make it? Or try to run and be stopped? I had never seen a team fail so many times on 3rd and short.