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Packers Awarded Two Fourth-Round Picks

Packers cornerback Tramon Williams makes a pick against the Giants

See. All of that doing nothing in free agency pays off.

The Green Bay Packers were awarded two additional fourth-round picks on Friday, compensatory selections for losing more key free agents than they signed in 2015.

The Packers lost two cornerbacks — Tramon Williams and Davon House — in 2015. As you are probably well aware, they signed no one.

Williams started 15 games for the Cleveland Browns and House started 15 for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2015.

Those players’ playing time and production are factored into the NFL’s top-secret formula for determining compensatory selections. The greater those factors, the higher the compensatory pick.

The third round is the highest round in which compensatory picks are awarded.

The Packers have had 15 such draft picks in Ted Thompson’s 12-year tenure as general manager. The most notable selections were guard Josh Sitton and defensive end Mike Daniels, both of whom were fourth-round picks.

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6 Comments

  1. The Money Mike March 11, 2016

    “Josh Sitton and defensive end Mike Daniels, both of whom were fourth-round picks”

    Work you magic Ted…

  2. Mike Ditka's Mom March 11, 2016

    Draft picks are for losers! Packers will never win a Superbowl with draft picks! Trade them all for an inside linebacker! Fire Ted!

    1. PF4L March 12, 2016

      Plenty of 1st round picks Ted should have traded for a TE or ilb. You know, the positions that big Ted can’t fill.

      Work you magic Ted….

      1. Phatgzus March 13, 2016

        I guess you’ve never watched Ryan or Barrington play (except for one play in the NFCCG).

        1. PF4L March 14, 2016

          So you’re saying… were all set at ilb champ?

          1. Phatgzus March 14, 2016

            Nope, always need depth, never know when one will get injured and they still have to show up and perform, but they have performed quite well in their short careers so far. So well that you don’t need to go out and spend $5 million on another ILB to rotate with them.