Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst on NFL Draft
Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst spoke to the media Monday ahead of Thursday's NFL Draft. This will be his first draft as the man in charge and is armed with 12 picks in 2018, the most of any team in the NFL.
" There is still information coming in," said Gutekunst. This week is the worst,but a majority of it is false, but there is still information coming in and our guys are chasing it down . We'llchase it down just to throw some other people off and other teams are doing the same thing."
The Packers hold the highest pick they've had since selecting B.J. Raji ninth overall out of Boston College in 2009.
"Doing this for 20 years, you listen to everything, but at the end of the day it's my job to do what's best for the Green Bay Packers regardless of their feelings or opinions.
Gutekunst also credited his predecessor Ted Thompson, who he said would be in the room this weekend during the draft.
"His steady hand is something that I think the whole room felt and I think that is important and I think it's important for the guy that is making that selection to be that way because it can be chaotic anxious time and I think if the guy that's making the picks is that way, it can make the room uneasy."