Green Bay Packers trade up, select QB Jordan Love of Utah State in NFL Draft
Updated: 10:25 p.m. on April 23, 2020
GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Packers proved that they are planning for the future.
Green Bay made its first move in the 2020 NFL Draft by trading up to take the 26th overall pick from the Miami Dolphins and selecting quarterback Jordan Love out of Utah State.
This is the first time since 2011 the Packers selected an offensive player with their first pick.
Love was the fourth quarterback off the board in the first round and quickly made Packers fans come to terms with the fact that Aaron Rodgers himself is on the clock.
After all, it was the 2005 draft where Rodgers was picked up by Green Bay to eventually take over Brett Favre’s job.
The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Love is coming off a junior campaign in which he threw 20 touchdowns, but had 17 interceptions.
Posted: 8:16 p.m. on April 23, 2020
GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Packers enter the 2020 NFL Draft armed with 10 picks. This is the first year the league has been forced to take the draft virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
That means that general managers and scouts have traded in a war room for their living rooms, as most will be making picks from the comfort of their own homes.
This year, Packers have a handful of needs heading for the draft, their biggest may be a wide receiver. Green Bay is coming off its second consecutive season where Davante Adams has twice as many catches as the team’s number two receiver. The Packers front office shouldn’t have a problem when it comes to drafting, this year's class is known for its depth at the position.
General Manager Brian Gutekunst tried to address some of the team’s needs during free agency with the addition of Devin Funchess at receiver and linebacker Christian Kirksey. However, there is still room to draft and develop. Gutekust has also said that the team is open to the idea of looking for Aaron Rodgers’ replacement. Only time will tell as the 2020 NFL Draft unfolds!