Packers Have a Wild Draft Day in 1970
Jan. 27, 1970 – With two first-round draft choices, the Packers select defensive tackle Mike McCoy (Notre Dame) and tight end Rich McGeorge (Elon College) in the draft. Prior to the draft, the Packers trade linebacker Lee Roy Caffey, running back Elijah Pitts and offensive lineman Bob Hyland to the Bears in order to move into the No. 2 spot to grab McCoy. The 6-foot-5, 284-pounder is expected to compete for the spot that opened with the retirement of Willie Davis. McGeorge is a candidate to replace Marv Fleming who has played out his option. Other players drafted by Green Bay include cornerback Al Matthews, linebacker Jim Carter and wide receiver Ken Ellis.