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10-15-2019, 09:31 AM,
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Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy says his team’s efforts to trade for Khalil Mack a year ago were thwarted primarily by the Raiders’ perception that the Bears would have a higher first-round draft pick.Murphy told 105.7 The Fan that the Packers made a big offer to the Raiders for Mack , but the Raiders thought the Bears would have a worse team.“Well the whole Khalil Mack thing. It’s not that we didn’t try,�? Murphy said. “We were aggressive. We wanted to sign him. I think, ironically, the Raiders took the Bears offer because they thought they would be a better draft pick.”That turned out to be an unwise calculation by the Raiders Germaine Pratt Jersey , as the Packers ended up with the 12th overall pick in the draft, while the Raiders got the 24th pick from the Bears. But Murphy thinks it might have worked out for the best, noting that if the Packers had combined the huge contract Mack was demanding with the huge contract they gave Aaron Rodgers, there wouldn’t be much cap space left for the other 51 players on the roster.“I don’t know if it is good to have the highest paid offensive player in the league , and the highest paid defensive player in the league,�? Murphy said. “Is that a good way to build a team?”Whether the Packers have found a good way to build the team remains to be seen, as the results last year were not good. The NFL doesn’t want picks to be tipped during the draft. The NFL also doesn’t want the No. 1 overall pick to be disclosed before the draft starts.It’s not a surprising strategy, given the goal of maximizing the ABC/ESPN/NFL Network audience. But it creates a high degree of awkwardness when it comes to the armies of NFL reporters that ESPN and NFLN employ.PFT reported earlier in the day that the league has directed NFL Network and ESPN reporters not to report on the identity of the first overall pick. Via Andrew Marchand of the Renell Wren Jersey , ESPN producer Seth Markman channeled his inner Dwight Schrute, dismissing the report as “false,” with no details or elaboration.ESPN insider Chris Mortensen explained the network’s position with more than one word: “We are not tipping picks during the draft but as for the No. 1 choice, we can report if we get firm confirmation.”So what is “firm confirmation”? Does it mean a Cardinals source who is off the record? Does it require a Cardinals source who is on the record?Whatever the specific definition , “firm confirmation” is a high bar. Much higher than the bar that applies to plenty of “per source” reporting that happens in today’s NFL.ESPN insider Adam Schefter tried to make a joke about the whole situation, reporting that the No. 1 pick will be former Duke basketball standout Zion Williamson.Whoever the pick, there will be no “firm confirmation” for NFLN or ESPN until the Commissioner walks to the podium, hears the boos T.J. Hockenson Jersey , and then announces that it will be Kyler Murray.

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