The Green Bay Packers made a day two trade in the 2016 NFL Draft, moving up in the second round to select a Big Ten offensive lineman. They followed by taking an outside linebacker in round three.
As players were flying off the board early in the second round, the Packers felt Indiana tackle Jason Spriggs was one of the most attractive players on the board. But they didn’t think he would make it to the 57th overall pick, so Ted Thompson began dialing, looking for deals.
The Packers found a taker with the Indianapolis Colts. The two teams swapped second round picks as the Packers moved up to 48th. They also gave a fourth-round pick (125th) and a seventh-round pick (248th) to the Colts, just for the right move up nine spots. [Read more…]