Former Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson has accepted an invitation to be an unpaid prop in the NFL’s ultimate offseason reality show about nothing. The NFL has shown its appreciation by dabbling in the trashing of Jackson via the always-reliable unnamed sources.
The easy reaction to this assessment is to take the anonymous opinion for what it’s worth: Nothing. But if it’s worth nothing, why is it being used? More importantly, why is it being used by the NFL, at a time when the NFL wants/needs guys like Jackson to willingly participate in its three-network draft extravaganza?
Making things worse for Jackson is that, because he doesn’t have an agent, he lacks the ability to have that agent call Pelissero or the NFL.com editor that gave the report the green light and raise hell about an opinion that is designed to influence the most impressionable of the decision-makers on draft night . . . the owners who will fall in and out of love with guys on the board in round one based in part on the things they see, hear, and read.
Much has been made of the changes to the way the Packers personnel department is doing business this offseason with Brian Gutekunst taking over the General Manager Womens Victor Antipin Jersey job from Ted Thompson and the team could add more fuel to that fire in the first round of the draft.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Packers are one of the teams plotting a trade that would move them up in the first round on Thursday night. The Packers currently have the No. 14 pick.
There’s no word on who the team might be targeting with such a move, but defensive additions are expected after the hiring of defensive coordinator Mike Pettine early this offseason kicked off renovations on that side of the ball.
Elite Womens Jordan Martinook Jersey The Packers have not made a trade to move up the draft board in the first round since 2009 when they dealt a second-round pick and two third-round picks to the Patriots in exchange for the 26th overall selection. Green Bay selected linebacker Clay Matthews with that pick.
Elite Kids Matt Kalil Jersey Gutekunst comes into the draft with 12 picks at his disposal, although only one pick in each of the first three rounds so there may be a limit to how high they can go without dipping into future drafts.