Yesterday, I expressed my preference for the Packers pick. You know what that was? That’s right! Ted must be a PFTW reader.
Ted moved the Packers a mere four spots. And the compensation he got for moving down? A fourth rounder! Money round! I would have been more upset if he got a 3rd rounder. Just look at what he’s done in the fourth round. Now compare that to what he’s done in the third. I can’t explain it, but I can almost guarantee he’s going to grab a Pro Bowl guard in the fourth round. Jahri who?
I’m not a big believer in the value of a fifth year option, so sliding out of the first doesn’t bother me in the least. I love the value of moving 4 spots down around 30 to pick up the first pick in the 4th round.
Now, I do have to admit, I was a little nervous seeing Pittsburg take Watt at 30. I thought he could be a good high potential pick for the Packers. However, he can become Mike Mamula as easily as Clay Matthews – there are no guarantees at 29 – so I really like the move. But I found it hard to believe that Ted would move down 4 spots if he only had 1 guy in mind.
Giving Ted more swings is usually a good idea. With the cluster of talent at roughly the same level, I wouldn’t mind seeing him trade down again and pick up another fourth rounder. I also wonder if moving down in the second round nets him Joe Mixon. I’ll also point out that I like Montravius Adams as a second day guy.