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Packers trade with 49ers, move back in draft

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on April 26, 2013 – 7:07 pm

GREEN BAY–The Packers traded their second-round pick, the 55th overall selection, to the 49ers. In return, the Packers received the 49ers’ second-round choice, the 61st overall selection, and the 173rd overall selection, a sixth-round selection.

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96 Responses to “Packers trade with 49ers, move back in draft”

  1. By Montanapackfan on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    So we trade our pick to the team that knocked us out of the playoffs just last year…this makes sense how???

    So we trade our pick to the team that
    alast year knocked us out of the playoffs….how does this help is given 1 more 7th round pick????????

  2. By Dean on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Another 6th round choice woopeee
    Who woke Ted up???

  3. By Bob on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Insane that the Pack trades their 55th pick with the 9ers…What are they thinking, giving a leg up to an already strong 9er team?

  4. By Dean on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    He was confused that we need a rb
    Oh ya we love 6th round linebackers!!!!!!!

  5. By Montanapackfan on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Sorry for the dups…..typing off a phone…….

  6. By Bob on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Perhaps we’ll pick up Monty Ball to help our running game

  7. By Kevin on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    What are they Packers thinking???? Seriously for only a sixth round draft pick?????

  8. By packerswin96 on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    All Ted got was a 6th rounder? That is terrible!

  9. By bt on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    And ten years from now, they’ll do a story on how this move cost us Montee Ball.

  10. By puppysrevenge on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    It was 6 spots. Quit crying.

  11. By scott on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply


  12. By Montanapackfan on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    So there goes Monte ball….do we think that lacy is better than ball or someone even lower in the draft than lacy can fill our running back woes. Cedric Benson is an old back in NFL standards what is our brain trust thinking with giving up our 55th pick???

  13. By Ross on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Montee Ball was right there! What was Ted Thompson thinking?

  14. By billgessert on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    May I remind everyone that Donald Driver was a 7th round pick. Lighten up people!

  15. By James on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Let’s leave the draft up to TT….this is his specialty! So he can obviously still get the player he wants at #61 and get some depth in the 7th round!

  16. By James on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    We trade the pick, now we loose Monty Ball. Whats next you pick a Quarterback that we don’t need or what….

  17. By Robert Mulvanny on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Sorry, although I trust TT, I don’t get this one at all. Why are we trading down to a team that kicked our butts TWICE last year? I really wanted us to go after Ball. Too late now.

  18. By Backpack on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Who wanted Monte Ball? He carried too many times in college — he won’t last long in the NFL. I have learned to trust in Ted Thompson.

  19. By Greg on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    You all want these big names. Are you forgetting that Ted built this team by his smart draft picks. Or would you rather be cashed strapped. When we start losing complian not when we win year after year.

  20. By K.G. Shimshak on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    To all the Ted Thompson detractors: Mr. Thompson has a track record of building good teams. He knows what he’s doing. If you people are so disappointed in him, go be a goddam Vikings fan.

  21. By AJ on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Brady was a 6th round pick, no one’s complaining in New England.

  22. By billgessert on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    @ AJ…thats what I am talking about. Chill people!

  23. By Pat on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    We trade down a couple spots and get an extra pick and still will take Lacy or a Saftey to fill the needs.

    Not a bad choice. Ball did not fit our system. He needs a big line. Packers run a smaller line.

  24. By James on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    If you don’t like our comments click the X in the top right corner of the page…

  25. By JD Frye on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    We traded down 6 spots to get a 6th round pick. The Seahawks traded down 6 spots to get a 5th AND 6th round pick. We could have had any running back we wanted OR ARTHUR BROWN!!

  26. By Montanapackfan on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Do we not need a running back folks????

  27. By James on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Good pick, so over all not a bad trade, ill eat my words from before lol

  28. By Chuckspeace on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Aaaannnd… It DID cost us Montee Ball. Hope we DON’T end up regretting this

  29. By Greg Furrenes on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    What a dumb move! Who cares about a #6 pick, we lost the chance at a amazing running back in Montee Ball. Way to go Ted smooth move. Bet your #6 pick won’t last in the NFL!

  30. By Montanapackfan on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Way to go Ty….thanks ted

  31. By JD Frye on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Not happy that we didn’t get 2 later picks for trading down, but very happy with that pick, AND great intro Mr. Robinson!

  32. By Hans on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    We just got Eddie Lacy and a 6th round pick from this. I think it worked out well in the end.

  33. By jj on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    I like it, got lacy and an extra pick.

  34. By F&^% Yeah!!! on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Trust in Ted. GO PACK GO. Lacy is gonna be sweet!

  35. By bobski on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    my brother dennis said TT would trade places…but I dont think he meant in the second round…lets see WHO AND HOW this works….good luck TT

  36. By Russ on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    You guys are a bunch of homers. Wisconsin running backs traditionally suck in the NFL . Lacy is the better pick. Heck I hope we get Lattimore in the later rounds, if his knees hold up he’ll be the best of them probably, ala Willis Mcgahee.

  37. By Tom Janquart on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Good Trade, Ted. I don’t think Montee Ball was the choice for the Packers. You may have gotten another pick but you also got what looks to be a first round running back in Lacy.

  38. By Backpack on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    God bless David Robinson, God bless Eddie Lacey. God bless Ted Thompson. HUGE night for Aaron Rogers. :)

  39. By Bryan on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    its all good!! we got Lacy!!! WOOOOO!!!! GO PACK!!

  40. By Dustin on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    They were thinking lets add one more pick and still pick up Eddie lacy, DUH!!!!

  41. By John on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    So everyone who was crying, is Lacy an ok enough pick for you?

  42. By Matthew on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Like the picks now go get a smashmouth FS, ILB, OLB, G

  43. By Purpleheart2004 on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    What a move I knew TT was gonna pull some Draft magic by getting Lacy and a extra Pick way to go TT !!!

  44. By Joseph on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    That was a perfect trade in hindsight. No Montee, but Lacy will do so much better protecting Rodgers! Eddie Lacy fell into our hands and we have two extra picks to deepen the defense. Great job, Thompson!

  45. By Bernardo Piquet on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    what r u complaining at???? we drafted who we wanted, and simply got an additional pick… 6th round pick, yeah, but still a pick

  46. By By Chuck on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Think we could have more. Hopefully Terron Armstead is still available.

  47. By Gettinit on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Any WI rb looks good behind biggest line in college. None pan out. Trust Ted. He is one of the few that nail it all the time. Please

  48. By Steve on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Should have insisted on SF’s 4th rounder. SF has a compensatory pick there, so we could have received their slotted pick…

  49. By Ryan on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Everyone needs to stop questioning and/or complaining about the packers picks/trades in the draft. TT has done an amazing job drafting and he should not be questioned.

    I see people are complaining about getting an extra pick from the niners in the 6th round. Does anyone remember which round donald driver was drafted in? 7th round.

  50. By Roderick on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    I do trust in TT, but it sure seems that everyone else that traded down got a whole lot more than the Packers just did.

  51. By SIUMAN on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    And all u cry babys can shut up great pick of Lacy. Basically got two first rounders and not giving up anything and gaining a pick TT is a genius!

  52. By moorejr on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    The packers are throwing away their future. They need Montee Ball and the rest of the Wisconsin Badgers eligible for the draft. We should probably trade for Scott Tolzein, too, and ask Ron Dayne to come out of retirement.

  53. By axespray on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    lol – “OMG!”
    Calm down, we wound up with a HB who has a 1st round grade on him, and we acquired a 6th round pick (Brady anyone?)

  54. By Mike on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Ted likes to ac like he’s smarter than other GM’s…getting additional 6th & 7th rounders every year – then cutting the 6th & 7th rounders he drafted earlier…then idiots say how many draft picks make his team each year. Top teams make a run at it like SF, ATL, and SEATTLE this year. Ted’s only goal is to stay respectable.

  55. By Ken on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    TT does it again! great move we got Lacy and another pick by moving down just 6 spots,,, shouldn’t doubt TT

  56. By Mike on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    And if he hadn’t been there ??? Ted’s an idiot

  57. By Randy on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    That early 6th and maybe our 4th can become a 3rd. And he still got his RB. I laugh at the TT haters.

  58. By Eric w on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    It didn’t matter tt did his homework. He knew that lacy was gonna be available a couple spots back, so why not bounce back a couple spots and get a bonus 6th rounder for doing it! Brilliant!

  59. By Mike on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Idiots to think he knew he’d e there….how many studs has he missed out on by trading down

  60. By Anthony on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Great move, great pick. Haters shut up and wait for the picks to play a down in the NFL. TT and the staff are excellent in the draft.

  61. By Double J on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Not a Monte Ball fan. GREAT college player, but I don’t think he is going to hold up in the NFL. TED WILL parlay the extra picks to move up in the third or fourth round

  62. By Jim on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    6 spots and some of you are crucifyiny Thompson. He is better at this than we are guys—

  63. By Pr on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Got the same guy they wanted and an extra pick . Go Pack! ! Montee will flourish withPeyton, but struggle with the Pack. Good for everyone

  64. By SIUMAN on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Your a idiot

  65. By Craig on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Great pick Ted!! All of you want-a-be GM’s quit cryn about Monte Ball who probably would of been a bust in our system. Ted got the player he wanted and a extra pick to boot. knowing Ted he probably draft a probowl O-lineman with that 6th round pick. Keep up the great work Ted!!!

  66. By Kurt on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    It was good trade back, but he didn’t get the value on the value chart. He should have gotten a 4th for those 6 spots. At least compromise on a 5th. Weak in that regard. Still like TT. Hopefully we can move up in the 3rd to go get Barrett Jones or another center so Lacy has a place to run!

  67. By mickythevii on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    WTF no Ball,yes to Lacy? Realy

  68. By Paul on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    TT knows what he is doing, GO PACK…lets get some OL protection for our highest paid QB in the league NOW !!

  69. By David326 on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Pop quiz…what round did Donald Driver come in? Relax guys, Ted has this. The Packers have the least players from trades or free agency than any team and are the greatest franchise in all of sports….there is a reason that he is running the show.

  70. By Jimmy on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Got their mocked first round pick in second round, plus first round pick. Pretty cool, pretty lucky.

  71. By Bruce on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Ted wtf were you thinking letting Manning get the next Ed James a proven workhorse in Montee Ball. F Ted we might as well say congrats on winning the Super Bowl Manning and company

  72. By hp on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    I’ll take the pick becuase there will be good players at that pick. Remember Donald Driver, Marcus Colston,Matt Flynn or Tom Brady. The extra pick gives us a chance to land a star player and GB has a pretty good history fiding players in the later rounds. I’ll take it all day.

  73. By Shane on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Lacey is easily the best back in the draft. Not many carries on his body waiting his turn behind Ingram and Trent Richardson at Alabama. Championship level, big game guy. Is a perfect fit.

  74. By hp on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    I like the Lacy pick because Harris is the change of pace back. James Starks is coming off injury. So having a bruiser back with our line will help Rodgers and crew. I know we’ll miss Jennings but now having a rb that we can develop with the size and potential as Lacy to go along with the weapons we still have how can anyone doubt Ted Thompson. He’s got a plan to get bigger and physical which the packers have gotten somewhat soft. The Seahawks and 49ers are physical teams. The Giants are in that mode. The pack have planty of talent on both sides of the ball but we need some bigger, faster and quicker players. I like the moves so far so great job Packers

  75. By Nolarond on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Nice to see so many people commenting on here who know absolutely nothing about getting the best value for your picks.

    We traded back because Ted saw that no other teams between the 55th and 61st were going to get whomever was at the top of our board at that time. And GUESS WHAT? We got Eddie Lacy. Stop whining.

    Why don’t you guys sit back, relax and let Ted do his thing. He knows what he is doing.

  76. By murcle on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Perhaps Monte Ball wouldn’t have worked out, but let’s
    talk about Lacy: his injury record in college reads
    like a cheap horror story. I think this is Justin Harrell all over again. (Harrell was the 1st round pick
    in Ted’s first draft wasn’t he???) If you don’t learn from your mistakes, you are bound to repeat them.

  77. By michael on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    I really like this pick. Great value at 61 and fills a hole with talent.
    Lacy is unlike any GB RB in recent memory. C. Benson was a bruiser, but he was never confused for a back with speed.
    I don’t think it matters much that it was the 49ers acquired an earlier pick. If GB had picked at 55, Lacy would most likely been the selection. In that scenario, we have just received a free 6th rounder.

  78. By zach on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    What happened to the 3rd round pick?

  79. By Lee on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Traded it AGAIN with the 9ers, we moved back to their spot in the 3rd and probably picked up another late round pick off of them. I’m fine with this… More picks for us, less picks for the 9ers.

  80. By Joe on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Traded with SF again. Let’s hope for another “Lacy”

  81. By Derek on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    traded to niners again? what did packers get for the 88th pick?

  82. By zach on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    looks like the pack overpaid for two players and can only afford late round picks

  83. By JR on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    What’s wrong with you people? It was a TRADE. They didn’t GIVE the pick to the 49ers. And who cares what team it’s to?
    We got a stud RB who will give us the bash we haven’t had in the running game for years … if ever!

  84. By tylor on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Why is TT trading completely out if the 3rd round for 6th and 7th round picks there are still good players on the board that can contribute from day 1. I trust in Ted, but right now these trades are puzzling. Like I said I trust Ted though, so ill reserve a complete opinion until it all plays out.

  85. By Joe on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    love it. stock pilling picks. 4,6,7

  86. By Lee on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    We got a 4th, 5th, and 6th round pick for the 91st pick that we gave up to Miami according to NFL Network just a minute ago.

  87. By Jason on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    2 4th rounders
    3 5th rounders
    2 6th rounders
    3 7th rounders

    Sounds like the Packers are going for depth at positions. Maybe worrying because of all of the injuries from last season?

  88. By John on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    Did you watch Montee Ball behind a mediocre offensive line early last year? He was ineffective. He needs to run behind studs and pack don’t have them. Lacy will be better than Ball, breaks tackles, spins better.

  89. By Jason on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    There are so many busts in the early rounds. It’s worth it to get more lower round ones, get a larger spread, and get a higher chance of getting a gem for lower costs. Plus, later in the season, you need that depth because of injuries. Look at the other teams doing the same thing: Seattle, 49ers, Vikings…teams understand this…which is why the smart teams don’t blow so much money on free agency.

  90. By TommyRay71 on Apr 26, 2013 | Reply

    I love the armchair GM’s here. I wish Montee Ball good luck, but that is a sentimental pick. If he was still available when the Packers picked Eddie Lacy instead, 1/2 Wisconsin would be calling for TT’s head.I’m sure the war room went “WHEW” when Montee got picked.

    Every one remembers the Arron Rodgers, Clay Matthwes, Sterling Sharpe. Everyone seems to forget Justin Harrell, Jamal Reynolds,Pat Lee & Tony Mandarich.

    How about Edgar Bennett(4th), Mark Tauscher(7th), Matt Flynn (7th), and some scrub 7th round pick named Donald Driver.

    Myself personally would rather give Mr. Thompson more bullets and see what he hit.

  91. By TL on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Ted wanted Lacy (over Ball, who was a product of his EXTREMELY talented offensive line) and instead of taking Lacy 55th, he was able to get an additional pick. So his “stupid trade” worked out… You people are ridiculous. When’s the last time a wisconsin running back worked out? *silence*

    Just because someone is good from your home state, doesn’t mean he’ll turn out in the NFL. So stop with your wanna-be expertise, because it’s nonsense.

  92. By jb sellrs1 on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    wow i can see why i dodnt come here much idiots they got their RB Lacy over Ball plus a pick

  93. By ALEX on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Great move on the packers part a top of the line college RB and another pick to fill some much needed O Line and defensive problems

  94. By ALEX on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Also Alabama backs have worked out much better than Wisconsin backs in the NFL props to TT

  95. By Rich on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Good moves. In Ted We Trust.

  96. By Simon Denomie on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    These people complaining about Ted have no idea what they’re talking about. There’s no talent in this draft worth trading up for, the day 3 picks will be almost as good as day 2 picks this year. Now the Pack has 10 of them. Look at all of the players still on the board. People are too emotional about the 49ers spread offense, that’s why Ted drafted Datone in the first place. He can handle the spread.

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