GREEN BAY – The Packers now know where they’ll be picking with the second of their two first-round selections in this year’s NFL Draft following the New Orleans Saints’ 26-23 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.
Green Bay will receive the 30th overall pick from New Orleans to complete the trade Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst made last spring, which sent Green Bay’s 14th overall selection to the Saints for their 2018 and 2019 first-rounders.
Gutekunst eventually traded back into the first round to take cornerback Jaire Alexander at No. 18, but he still possesses New Orleans’ 2019 first-round selection.
Kansas City, which fell 37-31 in overtime to New England on Sunday night, will pick 29th due to overall regular-season record. The Chiefs finished 12-4 in the regular season, whereas the Saints went 13-3.
The Packers also hold the 12th overall pick in this year’s draft, their earliest selection since drafting B.J. Raji ninth in 2009. Coincidentally, that also marks the last time Green Bay made two picks in the first round. After trading back into the round, former general manager Ted Thompson selected Clay Matthews at No. 26.