Tag Archive: draft

3 Key Concerns in Light of Off-Season Moves

  2 years ago     126 Views     4 Comments  

General manager Ted Thompson has stuck to his guns in free agency again this year by staying away from signing high price players from other teams. He was able to retain two key players in Randall Cobb and Brian Bulaga to shore up the offense again this year but while keeping the offensive side of the ball in tact he has lost a couple key players on defense. Davon House signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tramon Williams left for the Cleveland Browns so what was once solid position in the secondary is a injury away from being a disaster.…

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Thompson’s Forte: Value Versus Splash

  2 years ago     99 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Ted Thompson has built a perennial contender and one-time (so far) champion by focusing on the draft, signing players who prove themselves, and once in awhile making a careful off-season acquisition. Most recently, Thompson acquired Julius Peppers after he had been released by the Bears because his contract got too bloated. Ted also brought in Charles Woodson and Ryan Pickett. So it is not fair to say that Ted Thompson does not sign free agents. But it is also true that Ted rarely if ever signs players during the free agent "frenzy". (more…)

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Filling Needs by Looking for Diamonds in Small Places

  4 years ago     85 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Ted Thompson is not afraid to scan the Division II and III ranks in search of hidden talent he can add to the Packers. And, he's found some decent gems that made their names in a Division II or III school. Some of these are names we've come to know well. They started in smaller colleges and found a home with the Packers. Names like Erik Walden, James Starks, Jamari Lattimore, and the fan-favorite John Kuhn are all from Division II or Division III schools. So, I started to wonder what Division II and III players have been making a…

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Quick Recap of the Packers Draft

  5 years ago     62 Views     1 Comment  

Ted Thompson's eighth draft as Packers GM may have been the most interesting of them all, adding six straight defensive players before capping off the weekend with an O-lineman and QB.  While both Thompson and McCarthy maintained the notion that selection was based on best player available, the selections fell suspiciously in line with the Packers' direct needs. Further, Thompson traded up an uncharacteristically high three times. (more…)

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2012 Draft Analysis: Defensive Linemen

  5 years ago     74 Views     Leave your thoughts  

When Green Bay Packers fans are asked what was the biggest difference between the 2010 and '11 seasons, the most common answer is the free agent departure of Cullen Jenkins. The loss of the former starting defensive end is a hole that still needs to be filled and the 2012 draft would be the perfect time for Ted Thompson to address it. The strength of the 2011 defensive line was starting tackles Ryan Pickett and B.J Raji, but after those two, the Packers didn't get consistent play from any of the other defensive linemen on the roster. (more…)

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