After the Green Bay Packers focused on their defense on the first day of the 2019 NFL Draft, Friday came and saw the team select a pair of offensive players. Mississippi State lineman Elgton Jenkins, the team’s second-round pick, looks like a ready-made starter at guard as a rookie, and will surely be in the mix to start on day one. In round three, general manager Brian Gutekunst tabbed Texas A&M’s Jace Sternberger as the team’s tight end of the future, evidently thrilled that he was still available with the 75th selection.
As the third and final day of the draft gets underway, the Packers hold four selections between rounds four and seven. The team’s two fourth-round picks left on Thursday when Gutekunst traded up to select safety Darnell Savage — a move that Gutekunst felt was critical, saying that he knew for a fact that Savage would not have fallen to the Packers at 30.
One possibility there is that the Ravens, who held the 22nd pick, were in on Savage. That seems plausible (particularly given the fact that Baltimore immediately traded down after the Packers selected Savage), and there is reason to believe that the Packers would have some level of insight into what Baltimore was looking for. After all, Gutekunst’s new right-hand man, Milt Hendrickson, worked in the Ravens’ personnel department through the end of the 2018 season. He would certainly have some ideas as to what players the Ravens would have been considering there.
Day three gets underway at 11:00 AM Central, and keep an eye on the Packers as a potential trade-up candidate into the fourth round. There are still a handful of surprising players remaining on the board, names like Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Hakeem Butler, and Amani Hooker. Tune in today to see if the Packers make a move for one of them.
2019 NFL Draft — Day 3
Start time: 11:00 AM Central Time
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
TV Coverage: NFL Network, ESPN, ABC
Online Streaming: NFL.com, ESPN app
Time per pick: 5 minutes (4th through 6th rounds), 4 minutes (7th round)
Full 2019 NFL Draft Primer
Full list of Green Bay Packers’ 2019 draft picks
Best players remaining to start day three
Packers’ Day 2 Picks
- Round 5, pick 12 (#150) — Kingsley Keke, DL, Texas A&M
- Round 6, pick 12 (#185) — Ka’Dar Hollman, CB, Toledo
- Round 6, pick 21 (#194) — Dexter Williams, RB, Notre Dame
- Round 7, pick 12 (#226) — Ty Summers, LB, TCU