NFL Draft – Packers Add to Defense in Round 1

The first round of the NFL Draft is in the books, and the Packers used both of their picks last night to continue to rebuild their defense. Green Bay selected defensive end Rashan Gary of Michigan with the Number 12 overall pick, and then traded up to No. 21 from 30th overall to select speedy safety Darnell Savage Jr. of Maryland. Rounds two and three of the draft are tonight in Nashville – Green Bay holds the #12 pick of the second round (44th overall), and the #11 pick of the third round (75 overall). Rounds four through seven are Saturday.

The Cardinals selected Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray with the top overall pick of the draft, ending months of speculation of what they would do at No. 1. This marks the second year in a row an Oklahoma quarterback was selected first overall after the Browns grabbed Baker Mayfield last April and marks the second straight year Arizona took a QB in the first round after selecting Josh Rosen with the 10th overall pick in 2018. After Murray was selected, the next four picks were all on defense, with the 49ers selecting Ohio State’s Nick Bosa at No. 2, followed by the Jets taking Alabama’s Quinnen Williams third, the Raiders picking Clemson’s Clelin Ferrell at four and the Bucs going with LSU’s Devin White fifth.