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Packers trade out of first round, move back four spots

Green Bay will pick first in second round on Friday night


GREEN BAY – The Packers did not select a player with their first-round pick on Thursday night.

They will pick first in the second round on Friday night instead, after trading back from the No. 29 overall pick with Cleveland for No. 33.

Green Bay also picked up a fourth-round selection from the Browns, No. 108 overall (the first pick on Saturday), to move back four spots.

The trade gives the Packers nine selections in the draft now, three on Friday night and six on Saturday. Green Bay will have two picks each in the second, fourth and fifth rounds.

With primary needs projected at pass-rusher and cornerback, the Packers saw players that might have fit get taken shortly before they were on the clock.

Pass-rushers Charles Harris of Missouri and Takk McKinley of UCLA went 22nd and 26th, respectively, with the Falcons trading up from 31 to 26 to get McKinley. Also, defensive backs Gareon Conley of Ohio State, Jabrill Peppers of Michigan, and Tre'Davious White of LSU were taken at 24, 25 and 27.

Cleveland took Miami tight end David Njoku with the 29th pick received from Green Bay in the trade. Wisconsin pass-rusher T.J. Watt was still on the board at 29 but was taken at No. 30 by Pittsburgh.

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