On the morning of the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers currently hold 11 selections. The Packers have an unusually large haul of picks at their disposal, in large part due to the trade of wide receiver Davante Adams and as the result of a pair of compensatory draft picks from last year’s free agency losses.
The Packers’ extra picks in rounds one and two come from Las Vegas in the Adams trade, while the losses of Corey Linsley and Jamaal Williams represent the two compensatory selections. Green Bay also acquired another seventh-round pick last summer in exchange for Ka’Dar Hollman.
The only draft in which the Packers do not retain their own selection is the sixth. That pick, which was slated to be number 205 overall, went to the Houston Texans in exchange for wide receiver Randall Cobb.
Throughout the draft, we at APC will keep tabs on the Packers’ actual selections and update the table below. For now, however, here is the full list of Green Bay’s selections on the morning before the start of the 2022 NFL Draft, and you can check out the latest draft odds courtesy of our friends at DraftKings Sportsbook:
Packers’ 2022 Draft Picks
Draft Pick Trades
During Brian Gutekunst’s tenure as the Packers’ general manager, spanning the last four years, the team has made six different trades during draft weekends, including at least one in each of those four years. His first year, 2018, was particularly busy, as the Packers traded back from 14 to 30, adding a 2019 first-round pick in the process, before moving up again to 18 to select cornerback Jaire Alexander and later climbing back into the third round to select linebacker Oren Burks.
This year, with 11 picks at their disposal coming into the draft, look for Gutekunst to wheel and deal once again, perhaps trying to move up for a targeted player. This is also the biggest amount of draft capital the Packers have had since 2019, when they had those two first-round selections, giving them more maneuverability.
Click here for a primer on how high the Packers might be able to reach if they package different combinations of picks, with a look at the widely-used draft pick trade charts as a reference. APC will also update this space with the details of any trades that the Packers make on draft weekend 2022.
The Packers traded with the Minnesota Vikings in the second round of the draft. Green Bay gave up their two late second-round picks at 53 and 59, getting pick 34 back in return to select Christian Watson. This trade ends up as a plus for Minnesota; based on the Rich Hill trade chart, they won the trade by 34.8 points, which equates roughly to the 94th overall pick.
On day three, the Packers made a trade back with the Denver Broncos in the fifth round. The Packers traded back from the 171st overall selection, moving back to 179 overall and getting the 234th pick (a 7th rounder) in return.