- On Thursday night at the NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers added a new member to the team. With the 18th pick, the Packers selected cornerback Jaire Alexander from Louisville.
Alexander is 5'11" and 192 lbs. As a sophomore, he had five interceptions in 13 games. Last year in his junior season, he battled hand and leg injuries which stopped him from playing in multiple games.
"He did miss some time this year, but we thought, given the process through the spring, we watched his workout in Indianapolis and there, the guy was back to 100 percent," said Packers Director of College Scouting, Jon-Eric Sullivan.
The Packers were supposed to have the 14th pick. They traded with the Saints to move back to the 27th pick. The moves weren't done quite yet as Green Bay jumped up to the 18th pick after trading with the Seahawks. That was when the green and gold selected Alexander.
In the trade with Seattle, Green Bay gave up a third-round pick (76th pick) and sixth-round pick (186th pick). The Packers then picked up a seventh-round pick (248th pick) in that deal.
With the eight pick, the Chicago Bears took linebacker Roquon Smith from Georgia.
With the 20th pick, the Detroit Lions picked center Frank Ragnow from Arkansas.
With the 30th pick, the Minnesota Vikings selected Mike Hughes, the defensive back from Central Florida.