clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Cheese Curds, 4/19: Just one more week to go until the 2018 NFL Draft

The draft finally gets underway seven days from today, and the Packers’ plans are still very much unknown.

NFL: Los Angeles Chargers at Dallas Cowboys Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Seven more days to go. That’s how much time is left until the start of the 2018 NFL Draft.

This year’s draft is being held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and as usual it begins with the first round on a Thursday evening. Currently, the Green Bay Packers hold pick number 14 in that first round, and what they will do with it remains a mystery.

One NFL source believes that the Packers are targeting help in the secondary, with a couple of names high up on their board. However, to get the name at the top the Packers might need to make a move upwards a few slots.

As we continue to speculate about what could happen, the Packers continue the first week of their offseason workout program and new Packer tight end Jimmy Graham is making a good early impression.

Check out those stories and much more in today’s curds below.

Running back position starkly changed shape |
The Packers drafted three running backs a year ago, with two of them showing immense promise as rookies. Still, don't be shocked if they take another flier with a late-round pick next week.

NFL Draft News & Notes: April 18 | Draft Analyst
Notes from yesterday include the following tidbits about the Packers: some league sources expect that they will end up drafting either Minkah Fitzpatrick or Joshua Jackson, but that they are really sold on Denzel Ward and want him badly.

Daurice Fountain, Jester Weah share NFL draft dream |
The former teammates at Madison Memorial high school took different routes in college -- Fountain to Northern Iowa and Weah to Pittsburgh -- and they are both likely to be drafted on day three next weekend.

Which Jimmy Graham did Green Bay Packers get? - ESPN
Graham got to know Aaron Rodgers at the Pro Bowl a few years back, and they have been getting along great ever since. As for Graham on the field, he implied that he was not used effectively enough by the Seahawks over the past few years, a point punctuated by this smirk:

Aaron Rodgers offered to drive 500 miles to get to start of Packers’ workouts | Packers Wire
Rodgers actually offered to fly into St. Louis and drive up through the snowstorm to be in Green Bay on time on Monday if they had still wanted to start workouts on time.

2018 NFL Draft: Lamar Jackson could really thrive with these teams -
SB Nation’s Thomas George talked to Super Bowl winning coach Dick Vermeil about where the Louisville product could thrive in the NFL. The Packers are one of the teams Vermeil mentioned.

Exclusive: NFL Testing Will Force Aaron Rodgers to Change Helmets — The Power Sweep
This is some nice investigative work here, as the TPS guys tracked down Schutt, the manufacturer of Rodgers' helmet, to confirm that his model is indeed one of the models that will be banned moving forward.