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Packers trade with 49ers, again; move back in third round

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on April 26, 2013 – 8:58 pm

GREEN BAY–Packers General Manager Ted Thompson executed his second trade of the day with the 49ers when he dealt the Packers’ third-round pick, the 88th overall selection, for the 49ers’ third-round pick, the 93rd overall choice, and the 49ers’ seventh-round pick (216). The 49ers then used the third-round pick they acquired to select Auburn DE Corey Lemonier.


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74 Responses to “Packers trade with 49ers, again; move back in third round”

  1. By B Davis on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Why is mr. Thompson so fascinated with 5th,6th,7th round choices. The odds say none of them will make this team. We aren’t The Chargers. Why can’t a team on the verge of another Sbowl trade up for a difference maker. Someone who can make the team.

  2. By Dan on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    TT gets these late round picks to draft guys that would be undrafted free agents otherwise. This way he can lock these guys up by drafting them instead of rolling the dice and hoping he can sign them as free agents.

  3. By amr on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    This is too much now AGAIN?!!?

  4. By Scott Kieffer on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    WTF…Really Is Ted becoming the new Al Davis?!!!

  5. By Ryan on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    wow we have a bunch of picks now

  6. By Martin on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    This is outrageous.

  7. By Ryan on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    get over it people u got ur running back now let Ted do his job smh

  8. By Nitz on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Lot of naysayers. Last round it worked to perfection

  9. By amr on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Im laughing right now Just draft somebody plz >.<
    What is TT even doing now..

  10. By Earl on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Draft an develop. Ted is a master at finding talent in all rounds. The Packers have plenty of practice squad players under Ted and Mike’s system that turn down offers from other teams because they like the system here in Green Bay. When your a p.s. player making $5500 a month, and you turn down a contract… That says something about the system the team has in place. Invest in your people and they will invest in you. Management 101.

  11. By Kyle on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    It appears that TT doesn’t think the players in the third round are any better than the guys in the later rounds.

  12. By tylor on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    These trades are a bit puzzling to me, there is players on the board right now that can contribute for us from day 1. However I do trust in TT, so ill reserve a full opinion until it all plays out.

  13. By Curt on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Well, if TT has a guy in mind that he thinks we can still get while moving back and getting a few extra picks, why wouldn’t that be the smart thing to do? I trust the man.

  14. By Asteron on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah, I’m not too happy with these trades… I’m usually with TT through everything, but I just don’t get these. Surely there is good 3rd round talent that we can pick up.

    I might forgive him tomorrow if he does some good things…

  15. By tommy on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    i think ted has money on the 49ers for next years sbowl

  16. By Chad Dare on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Are you people nuts? This draft is very weak at the top, but it has great depth. Therefore, it’s good to have a number of sixth and seventh round picks. There is almost no one available right now that is going to start. It’s better to get someone later, that has a chip on their shoulder and willing to work. You just might get lucky.

  17. By Dakota on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    He also may trade some of them for future draft picks as well. Thompson likes to have room to be flexible.

  18. By Greg on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Let’s trust the man who built our latest team. We are winning every year and are not cash strapped what more do you want?

  19. By zach on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    i said it on the other board…he spent on rodgers and matthews there’s no way he could get “value” at this point….remember driver was a 7th rounder and mandrich was a 1st rounder

  20. By Joe on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    absolutely love it. 4+6+7 > 3. TT is working it. There’s a reason we’re consistently better than teams like Miami…patience.

  21. By greg on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    don’t worry… ted will telling us why.. maybe he have secret trade in.. he must have good reason.. let hear him say. soon or later

  22. By ft on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    seriously chill, TT has shown in the past he knows what he’s doing, criticize him at the end of the season if you must, but at least wait and see how his picks turn out

  23. By Kyle on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    @Chad Dane

    You are ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. People are forgetting that everyone was saying that the depth of this draft was its strength. I’m going to wait until the draft is DONE before I give any kind of opinion it.

  24. By Tim on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Al Davis…..really? maybe you should switch teams

  25. By james on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    are you people crazy Donald driver was a 7th round pick and so was tom brady a lot of great players come from later rounds.

  26. By M Allensworth April 26, 2013 on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    I want to know what is wrong with ted Thompson? He keeps trading back, was there something wrong with drafting a player in the 3rd round?

  27. By Joe on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    If you’re only going to hit on 50% of your picks wouldn’t you rather hit on 50% of 12 picks than 50% of 6 picks?

  28. By mdhpackerfan on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Heck they just traded out of the 3rd round altogether. I’m really curious as to how the latter picks (to apparently draft players who would otherwise be free agents) will pan out. Trading down to get multiple 3rd, 4th, and possibly 5th round picks is one thing. Doing it for multiple 6th and 7th round picks is a head scratcher.

  29. By kohly on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    These trades make sense if we get the right trade value for the pick we are trading. Not one of these trades we came out on top on the pick slot trade value point chart.

  30. By Greg on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Let’s not forget the 49ers had a lot of draft picks. The more we take away the better for us.

  31. By greg on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    late pick could be more cheaper. we already spend lots money on Clay and Rodger. could be reason

  32. By John Lindner on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Why Is greenbay trading down with San Fran the team that is better than us and kicked our butt and that’s the first team we play in 2013 Season. Ted get your head out ofn you A–

  33. By JR on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Why are we trading down? We need help on offense line and also at safety. Or are we trying to build up SF at our expense?

  34. By James Knell on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    That’s a very good explanation, Dan. I agree. Also, it helps to remember Driver was a 7th round pick and Taucher was a sixth rounder. The thing is scouting reports and college game video only provide educated guesses about who can play and stay healthy in the NFL. I recall when Cliff Christl ran the stats and most Pro Bowlers came from the first half of the first round. Past that, it’s all educated guesses.

  35. By Scooterbug on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    First they sleepwalk through the FA market, then they fail to draft a quality offensive lineman.

  36. By Miguelangel on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    People relax!!! this is the way TT´s built our team! would you rather be a dallas/miami/washington fan? how many SB/playoff wins do they have to show in the last 10 years..? thought so… GO PACK !!!!

  37. By VAPacFan1 on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    could have gotten a Safety and a WR with tho Mia & SF trades TT. the villagers will soon be on their way with torches in hand and no jury in the world would convict them ! Resign TT and tell everyone your temporarily insane,They may believe it.

  38. By Nathan on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Please tell me how you can do Ted’s job better than he can. Please tell me that you would have taken A-rod back in 2005 when we had Favre, and please tell me you would have traded up and grabbed Clay Matthews. Tell me about how you knew Green Bay should have taken James Jones and Jordy Nelson even though we had Double D and Greg Jennings and were set at wide outs. Please just shut up and let the man work. He knows what he’s doing. THIS IS HIS JOB, and he’s damn good at it. Need I remind you we won a Super Bowl with this guy drafting for us.

  39. By Kyle on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    As of right now Jesse Williams a DT from Alabama has NOT been selected (unless I missed it).

    Also, Barrett Jones a C from Alabama has NOT been drafted.

    I think both of these players can help the Packers. Hopefully they can get them.

  40. By Gary on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Really stacking up the low round picks. Love it — all the highest rated players left are all at positions we don’t need anymore (D-line, QB, RB). Drop down and pick up the extra picks and the guys we want will still be there (LB,OL and S). There should be a good players to give some depth and practice squad potential at end of our draft.

  41. By Tski on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    I’m a bit confused with these trades, but i will say I liked that Shamarko Thomas kid and I believe he is still available. I would love to see him in a Packer uniform.

  42. By Jeff on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Consensus said this draft didn’t have so many standouts, but was deep… Looks like TT has eyes on that depth… most of the big play guys were gone in the 2nd round. Also, all the top Packers out with injuries must be ready to go in 2013, otherwise he wouldn’t have traded down. It’s about time #1 pick Sherrod finally gets on the field… hopefully this also means Perry and Worthy are ready to go. They may be expecting Datko ready for 2013…. will be interesting to see the 53 man roster later this year. Kinda surprised they didn’t try to get a top safety, with Woodson gone.

  43. By Greg on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Calm down everyone we have more draft picks playing on our team than anyone else. TT knows what he is doing. Good players for a fair price that how we roll.

  44. By Mark on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Jones and Lacy. Two guys u need, and the two guys u get. Wait for 1 and trade DOWN for the other. Priceless. Packer scouts and Ted definitely know how to work a draft. I’m a happy Packer fan if these are the only two that make the team and only two that produce. As far as I’m concerned, the draft is over. Now the Packers can look for some surprise talent with the picks it has left.

  45. By Miguelangel on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    You just dont get that we were gonna draft the same player at 31 in round 3, at 12 in the 4th, with LESS money AND more picks, … how hard is for you to understand..?

  46. By James Knell on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Just because you want to sign an undrafted guy, doesn’t mean you get them. Other teams are going to be in there too. That’s why lower picks count. TT is far from perfect – see Derrick Sherrod, Nick Perry, and Justin Harrell. But he does work the draft well trading up and trading down. At least we didn’t draft a guard in the first round like the Bears (who still will s*ck).

  47. By VAPacFan1 on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    So we get a lot of slow, talentless,3rd string players on the cheap ! I am depressed and call for TT to resign ASAP!!

  48. By Nathan on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Come on people, Tramon Williams, Sam Shields, Don Barclay, and EDS were all undrafted. Desmond Bishop, Josh Sitton, Jordy Nelson and TJ Lang were all 4th or later draft picks. Just please let the man work. He knows what he’s doing!

  49. By chauzer on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    I think TT’s record speaks for itself. I don’t understand how anyone could second guess one of the best GMs in the game!

  50. By VAPacFan1 on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Same ole tight wa Ted we have come to love?

  51. By VAPacFan1 on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Tight wad Ted!!!

  52. By PepperShot on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    TT should not be question’d on how hes playing this draft out if you sit back and look at what he has done it has huge he cover’d a big hole in the first round got a steel in the second round and know he has tones of extra picks to have fun with. The Packs primary needs are very deep in this years draft. I do hope e gets one or 2 more DL men and the WR out of OU Kenny Steels could be a great steel in later rounds.

  53. By Bart on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Packers go from 8 picks to 12 picks. Apparently quanity over quality is the rule of the day here. I believe that the Packers will have a good season coming up but are we really bringing a dozen draft picks to Green Bay this summer? I doubt that most of these guys even make the roster. Packers need a center, safety, along with offensive and defensive linemen. Oh well, I love the first two picks.

  54. By Ydnar on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Wish the TT haters would shut up long enough to see the beauty of what he just did: he held onto his first round pick and chose a stud defensive end that the Packers had targeted early on; then he traded with the Niners (twice) and not only still got the best running back in the draft but also deprived the niners of two of their picks – genius! This is indeed a deep draft in the areas of Packer needs and now with all the extra picks they have a lot more chances to sign players that otherwise could have gone to the Niners, Giants, Falcons, Bears, Lions, Vikings, etc. Keep up the good work Ted!!!

  55. By Matt on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Jordy was a 2nd round pick, idiot. You’re an idiot and so is TT. Pack are on the decline. 10 picks tomorrow is 20% of their final roster. You’ll be lucky if 3 of tomorrow’s picks make the team. They need to take notes on what the niners did and be aggressive. I believe they are trying to save $ on picks after paying Rodgers and Clay.

  56. By Bart on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Never question Ted Thompson… as least as long as they keep winning. Most every coach and every GM gets fired eventually but we’re no where near that happening in Green Bay so sit back in your recliner with your beer and brat this fall while you cheer on the Pack! For what it’s worth, I wasn’t happy about trading out of the 3rd round but let’s wait and see how this works to the Packers advantage or disadvantage.

  57. By Jonathan on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    This year’s draft is so deep with mediocre players. I believe that is why Ted is trading down to get more picks.

  58. By Matt on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    I’d take 3 high picks in a draft full of “mediocre” talent than 10 picks spread through rounds 4-7.

  59. By Uncle Ted on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    I am the king of the draft bow before me and follow me blindly lemmings.

  60. By Zak on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    I’m so sick of TT haters and packer “fans” with ADD. I swear, even if we won the Super Bowl every year, these idiots would still find something to whine about.

  61. By Jonathan on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    This comment is directed to Matt: Do you need me to list how many quality/pro bowl players have been selected in rounds 4 to 7. So what, the Packers got a rid of one third-round draft pick for a couple more picks in the later round. It’s not like they traded multiple picks in each of those rounds.

  62. By Mitch on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Yes Jonathan, I’d like to see a list of quality (Packers only) players selected in rounds 4-7.

  63. By Scott on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    I predict TT will package some of these lower 5th/6th/and 7th round picks to get another couple lower 4th round or another 4th round and upper 5th round picks. With having 3 4th round selections we will go for a good safety and a couple solid OL/C types like Barrett Jones etc. In 5th round we look for a sleeper WR type or TE….maybe another DT to take over for Pickett in the future.

  64. By Mitch on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Let me help:
    Rogers, CMIII, BJ, Bulaga, Hawk, Perry: 1st Rd.
    Jordy, James Jones, Cobb, 2nd rd.
    Sitton and Lang, 3rd round
    Back when the secondary was good: Collins, 2nd rd., Woodson, free agent, trammon williams, free agent, sam shields, free agent.

  65. By Rick on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Ok, so everyone brings in a couple of late rounders that made it, Donard and Tom, there is bound to be some stars in the later rounds, but we need some help now folks! We can’t do anything in free agency to fill the holes, and the holes are getting deeper. I like winning 10 games a year and making the playoffs, but we are getting further from the the quality teams and getting blown out in the process and this year will prove that. While I believe Ted knows what’s he is doing with a little help from his friends, he has made a lot of bad moves as well, he hasn’t been able to do much in his early rounds and Rodgers, if he gets hurt with no o line, has no backups as we have seen from a least one play from last year, no Rodgers, no winning, plain and simple, we need to protect him. I’m sure Ted has some thoughts, but I think we are all seeing this team slipping to the second tier, sorry, but it’s happening, 8-8, or 9-6 this year I hope! I can only hope I’m wrong, but you TT fans might be singing a different tune by the end of the year

  66. By Jeremy on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Everyone’s complaining about pickin up all these late round picks, sayin they never turn into anyone productive…remember packer fans…Donald Driver was a 7th round pick-up. Now I know players like that are rare…but never say never. I like what T T is doin, filling in the holes we need players at, while getting more chances to fill more empty holes in the roster. Good managing if you ask me.

  67. By trevor on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Jordy Nelson was a second round pick, not to be picky

  68. By trevor on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Last 3 drafts have stunk and it shows. Thompson is living off of Rodgers arm, the team is really mediocre around him. Really

  69. By Dustin on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    They need will get a free safety next. They are deep in most all high round draft picks. I don’t understand how this is hard to see. The Green Bay packers know that the Line they want on Offense and defense will still be there. They got the major gaps DE and a RB IE 3 down back. That DE with Mathews is going to be insane. They set them self up to get all the linemen they want by stacking the drafts later rounds. RB,WR,CB,DE,QB are usually what goes in early rounds we do not need anymore of those positions. Everyone Understand?

  70. By Mitch on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Trevor hit it right on the head. Without Rodgers, the Pack is a 4-12 team. Even if they have a decent QB there, they are 8-8 max.

  71. By Patrick on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t believe that Ted has anything against the players in the third round but doesn’t like them enough to spend third round money on the same type of player he can get in the later rounds. When he finds one who stands out and will not be available later he drafts them or moves up(in the case of CMIII). It’s not only getting the players but getting value for the picks.

  72. By Carlos on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    U ppl don’t know football obviously, this Is brilliant we’re only moving back 5-7 draft picks in return for 2-3 extra picks. What’s the big deal?! And all the talent is not on in the first 3 rounds Tom Brady was drafted in the 6th. Shutup and let one of the best general managers in football, do his job

  73. By chauzer on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Another great draft by Ted! Lot’s of possibilities in the right areas. Can’t wait to see who they sign as undrafted free agents. He always picks up one or two keepers there every year.

  74. By trevor on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Nobody knows if this is another great draft by Ted. Have no problem with him trading down, but his last 3 drafts haven’t been that great, I know he won a Super Bowl but there is nothing wrong with being objective of what has gone on over past 3 years.

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