As of yet, the Green Bay Packers have not added a new pass-rusher or cornerback to their arsenal. Rather than take a player with No. 29 pick, the team traded out of the first round with the Cleveland Browns.
While fans might feel disappointed after waiting hours to see whom the Packers would select, the deal makes plenty of sense. Green Bay moves back just four spots and adds the top selection of Day 3 as compensation. Given a number of quality prospects still on the board -- Tyus Bowser, Kevin King, and Forrest Lamp among them -- the team can still add one of the players it considered at No. 29 while also bringing in a potential starter midway through the draft.
The Packers didn't enter the draft with many needs, though the ones it had appeared sizable. The departures of Julius Peppers and Datone Jones pushed edge rusher to the forefront as did the loss of T.J. Lang at guard. The offensive and defensive backfields could also use an influx of talent. After the trade, Green Bay has another quality pick to address those areas.
The Packers haven't traded out of the first round since 2008 when they moved back to No. 36. They used that selection on wide receiver Jordy Nelson.
Barring more deals, the Packers will kick off both of the next two days of the draft. That allows for Ted Thompson and the front office considerable time to mull over their decisions.