GREEN BAY – Another trade between Ted Thompson and Bill Belichick, another defensive player selected by the Green Bay Packers.
The Packers reacquired their fifth-round pick (No. 163 overall) from the New England Patriots on Saturday – the one they gave up while moving up into the second round on Friday evening – and used it to select North Carolina State inside linebacker Terrell Manning, who became the sixth straight defensive player selected by the team.
The Packers originally sent the 163rd pick to the Patriots to move up from 90th to 62nd to take Vanderbilt cornerback Casey Hayward. To get it back, Thompson traded his sixth-round pick (No. 197) and both of their trade-able seventh-rounders (Nos. 224, 235) to the Patriots. The seventh-round picks they traded were the New York Jets’ seventh-rounder they received for Caleb Schlauderaff and their own seventh-round selection.
The Packers' two remaining picks are their two untradeable seventh-round compensatory picks: Nos. 241 and 243.
Manning joins the Packers’ first-round pick, USC outside linebacker Nick Perry; their two second-round picks, Michigan State defensive Jerel Worthy and Hayward; and their two fourth-round picks of Mike Daniels, a defensive tackle from the University of Iowa, and Jerron McMillian, a safety from the University of Maine, as part of the infusion of defensive talent.
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