Packers drafting a QB in Round 1? It could happen...

Wendy's Big Show
April 12, 2019 - 2:28 pm

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...Of course, the fact that the Packers hold two, first-round picks provides a little flexibility to that theory.

The Packers, it could be argued, have needs at every position on the roster. While some may be more pressing than others, the need at QB2 is fresh in the minds of Packers fans amid Aaron Rodgers' recent injury battles...not to mention, he's not getting any younger. At No. 12 overall, drafting a quarterback seems unlikely. However, at No. 30, the value might be there in a relatively unspectacular quarterback class. 

That doesn't mean there is no quarterback talent, though. Rather, the class just lacks NFL-ready, blue-chip options like years past; think 2004, when Eli Manning, Philip Rivers and Ben Roethlisberger went in the Top 11 picks.

Luckily for the Packers, they don't need Day 1 starting-caliber play -- they need a guy with talent to perform and room to grow. In 2019, the stars might align for Brian Gutekunst to do what Ted Thompson did in 2005 -- find the heir apparent to his Hall of Famer signal caller.

Daniel Jones (Duke) could be an option in that scenario when the Packers' are on the clock at No. 30. Of course, they could bypass the quarterback option completely. After all, anything can happen on draft day.

Rob Reischel weighs the Packers' options at No. 30 -- including drafting Jones -- in his latest for Forbes.com. Reischel joined The Wendy's Big Show to discuss, too. LISTEN HERE 

Then, Gary Ellerson, LeRoy Butler and Bill "Baby Tausch" Schmid weighed-in with their thoughts: should the Packers draft Rodgers' heir in this year's draft? LISTEN BELOW

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