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S Nick Collins, Rd. 2 in 2005

Struck down by a career-ending neck injury in early 2011, he had just turned 28 and was at the height of his career. From 2008-10, he received three consecutive All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors and the expectation was there were many more to come. Collins was as good a tackler as he was a pass defender. Collins was also a game-changer, the most memorable example being his pick-6 of Ben Roethlisberger in Super Bowl XLV.

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Rob Born

Due to Aaron Rodgers’ reckless ways, I’m officially launching the Campaign for GM Gutekunst to Acquire the Best Available (Veteran) Backup Quarterback – NOW.

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5 Comments

  1. Howard February 24, 2017

    O.K, I like your articles Rob, but I had to stop to throw up after I read that Brad Jones is on a list of TT best draft choices. Then I shed a few tears for the Packers future. I understand why you had to put Brad Jones on your list, as he met your methodology. I would say that if Brad Jones is on a list of best draft picks then that says all that needs to be said about TT as a drafter, or your methodology.

    Does anyone notice how the largest group of best draft picks are before 2010? It is time TT.

  2. Robert Porter February 24, 2017

    Ted Thompson has done an excellent job in the draft department. He can become even better by drafting one of the top cornerbacks in the first rd (29th) and another one (Fabian Morneau) in the later rds if available. And, finally taking Jamaal Williams running back.

  3. PF4L February 24, 2017

    Ted Thompson has done an excellent job in the draft department.

  4. Cheese February 24, 2017

    “None of his other first rounders even come close, the next in line being Bryan Bulaga and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix”

    Am I the only one that finds this laughable/ alarming? The next best 1st round picks after #12 are Bulaga and Dix? I know he left out Matthews but even he hasn’t been worth his weight lately..

  5. Savage57 February 26, 2017

    Help me out here. Article title is TED THOMPSON’S BEST DRAFT PICKS.

    First sentence starts, “This isn’t about the best players the Green Bay Packers have drafted, but rather the smartest choices.”

    Now, I’m not a journalist and I slept at home last night, but wouldn’t a headline that read, TED THOMPSON’S SMARTEST DRAFT PICKS have been a little tighter.