This Packers-Giants Trade Moves Green Bay Up To No. 7 Pick

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The 2022 NFL Draft is a unique one because there are so many teams with multiple first-round picks. Eight teams own multiple first-round picks, which could lead to a lot of movement up and down the draft board. Two teams to keep a very close eye on when it comes to trade are the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants.

If there are specific prospects that a team is targeting, they have the ammunition to move up and get their guy. But, it takes two to tango. There has to be someone willing to move down. In this year’s draft, there should be several teams open to that, as some franchises need to restock the roster with talent and would be open to making more selections.

Two teams that could come together on a trade with that thinking in mind are the New York Giants and Green Bay Packers. The Giants currently hold the No. 5 and 7 picks in the draft, while Green Bay has No. 22 and 28.

A lot of the draft movement is contingent on what other teams do with their selections. Both of the Giants’ selections will garner a ton of interest. Anyone looking for a quarterback will be calling about No. 5 to get ahead of the Carolina Panthers, who select at No. 6 and are in the market for a signal-caller.

No. 7 will also be a popular landing spot depending on how the first six picks shake out. If no wide receiver is selected, teams will call to get into that spot ahead of the Atlanta Falcons, New York Jets and Washington Commanders, who could all be in the market for a pass catcher.

Over at NFL.com, Cynthia Frelund believes that the Giants and Packers will agree to a trade if the board shakes out in a specific way for Green Bay. They need help in the worst way at wide receiver after trading Davante Adams and seeing Marquez Valdes-Scantling leave in free agency. Trading up into the top-10 won’t be cheap, but it would net them a blue-chip prospect at the position.

Frelund believes the Packers can get the No. 7 pick from the Giants in exchange for No. 22 and 59 in this year’s draft and a 2023 second-round pick. According to the models Frelund used, No. 21-72 is the sweet spot in this draft, projected to yield the most value in the draft. New York would now have four selections in that range and add a future second-round pick in the process.

Given the needs of both franchises and where they are heading in 2022, this is a deal that makes sense for both sides. The Packers need impact players that will help in their pursuit of a Super Bowl right away, while the Giants need to add as much talent to their roster as possible.