Packers almost drafted Lynch in 2007

Packers almost drafted Lynch in 2007

The Green Bay Packers were apparently very interested in drafting running back Marshawn Lynch back in 2007, but the rug was pulled out from under them by Buffalo, so the story goes.

Monday Morning Quarterback’s Andrew Brandt happened to be working for Green Bay back then, and shared this little tidbit:

” Having sat for years between John Schneider and Reggie McKenzie, now the general managers for the Seahawks and Raiders, I feel like I should broker a Marshawn Lynch trade between the two. They were former colleagues of mine in Green Bay, and I remember how frustrated both were when the Bills drafted Lynch ahead of us in the first round of the 2007 draft. “

So instead of going with Lynch at the 12th overall spot, they settled on DT Justin Harrell at 16.