One trade that could land Henry Ruggs III with the Green Bay Packers

Henry Ruggs III, Packers, NFL Draft
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The Green Bay Packers are in an intriguing position this offseason heading into the 2020 NFL Draft. After finishing the 2019 season with a 13-3 record and making a run to the NFC Championship Game, Green Bay doesn’t have to make any drastic moves. They simply need to add more talent around their current roster.

Brian Gutekunst currently holds the No. 30 overall pick in the upcoming draft. While many believe they are going to target a wide receiver, no one truly knows which receiver is their top target.

What if we said that the Packers should take a long look at making an aggressive trade up in the draft in order to select Alabama star wideout Henry Ruggs III?

Ruggs is coming off of a big season with the Crimson Tide. He caught 40 passes for 746 yards and seven touchdowns. Those numbers average out to a solid 18.6 yards per reception.

Green Bay desperately needed speed last season and drafting Ruggs would give Aaron Rodgers a lethal weapon. It won’t be cheap or easy for the Packers to move up, but it is possible.

Let’s dive in and take a look at the trade that the Packers could make to move up and snag Ruggs.


  1. I don’t think that’s enough to get to #11 from #30. I think they’d need to throw in another 3rd from either this year or next year, especially if the Packers are as good as we hope they are next season.

  2. There is no way in the world that a future second-round pick would be enough to get the Packers from the #30 spot all the way up to pick #11.

    For context, the #11 pick is worth more than double the Packers first-round pick this year when plugged into the NFL’s traditional trade value chart.

    And does anyone really think the Jets aren’t aware that the Packers are likely to finish in the top 5 again next year? I mean, really… This is just egregious.

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