We now see how the Green Bay Packers do nothing free agency approach is playing out to perfection. Yesterday, the Packers were awarded a compensatory pick for losing two free agents last offseason.
The pick will be No. 167 overall and the Packers cannot trade it. The NFL awarded the Packers this bounty because they lost two free agents — center Scott Wells and quarterback Matt Flynn — last offseason, while only signing center Jeff Saturday.
But just think what that means this year! The Packers have lost Greg Jennings, Erik Walden and Tom Crabtree and they’ll probably lose a couple more guys. Meanwhile, they’ve signed absolutely no one who’s played for another team.
Ted Thompson, you are a mad genius!
Just think, that means the Packers might get a compensatory pick as high as, say, the fourth round next season. The fourth round!
Woooooooo! They will surely clean up then!
But let’s dream of what caliber player the Packers might get with that coveted fifth-round pick this year. Here are all of the gems Thompson has unearthed in the fifth round: Junius Coston, Mike Hawkins, Ingle Martin, Tony Moll, David Clowney, Breno Giacomini, Jamon Meredith, Quinn Johnson, Marshall Newhouse, Andrew Quarless, D.J. Williams and Terrell Manning.
It reads like a Pro Bowl roster!
There’s no way the Packers can lose with this strategy!