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Ted Thompson

The Green Bay Packers were alloted four compensatory picks in this year’s NFL draft. Two will come in the fourth round and two in the seventh.

The NFL uses some complicated formula that we have no desire to try to figure out, but it accounts for the number of free agents a team lost versus the number they signed. The Packers lost five free agents last offseason and, as you probably guessed, signed none.

The picks are No. 132, 133, 241 and 243. While they can’t be traded, it does give general manager Ted Thompson some flexibility in trading other draft picks. The Packers have a total of 12 picks now.

Defensive end Cullen Jenkins (Eagles), guard Daryn Colledge (Cardinals), running back Brandon Jackson (Browns), guard Jason Spitz (Jacksonville) and fullback Korey Hall (Saints) were the Packers’ free agent losses prior to last season.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. AZPack March 26, 2012

    Love it… Chances are that we might just trade out of our 1st roud pick as well for the second round and stock pile the second and third rounds. This draft is loaded with great players on defense. Hopefully we get a few of them.

    1. peter March 26, 2012

      I actually think the opposite I could see ted trade up to grab a buy like ingram and if not that, trade up in the 2nd to nab a guy. My dream for that would be Perry first round and Worthy early 2nd

  2. Nick March 26, 2012

    I would appose the trade down. We have a surplus of picks this year, and we have [at the moment] two glaring needs in DE and OLB, with possible needs in safety and cornerback. We don’t need to stock up on 2nd and 3rd round picks.

    It’s not flashy FA signings, but we’re seeing aggressive TT at work, and I believe that he will continue that in the draft, and if there’s top talent within reach in the first round, he may pull the trigger.

  3. iltarion March 26, 2012

    12 fricking picks??

    This could be an epic draft for the Packers. If TT has a great draft, the Packers could dominate for years. If he has a poor draft, then the decline will surely come.

    Another reason to let guys go in free agency and not pick anyone up.

  4. Savage57 March 26, 2012

    If TT holds to his average, those 12 picks are going to yield 6-7 players that will play in the NFL. He will pay them roughly what he would spend on 2 name free agents in the same 4 year time period and with football being the war of attrition that it is, I like the approach of having the bodies to step up without the big fall off in talent.

    If I remember right, the Packers won a Super Bowl that way and Teddy’s gonna get to restock the shelves with D, and D, and D.

  5. Savage57 March 26, 2012

    On another note….

    I want TT to help me pick out my next wife.

    He can help me stay disciplined in my approach, overcome the temptation and avoid the really expensive ones that don’t pan out – they put out really well for a couple of years and then once they get that big contract, they turn into absolute humps and you wonder what the fuck it was that you saw in them in the first place that made you chase them.

    I think his draft and develop approach will be spot on in this pursuit – you find hidden talent everyone else overlooked, they’re happy just to get a chance to be there and you get the opportunity to coach ’em up!

    1. nurseratchett March 27, 2012

      funniest post I’ve read on here in awhile!! Very good points, very nicely phrased!

    2. iltarion March 27, 2012

      Yeah, great fricking post.

      With women, I ALWAYS looked for diamonds in the rough.

      You don’t want the women who have been fawned over their entire lives. Poor choice.