Ted Thompson’s Best Draft Picks

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Nick Collins

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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 is currently twiddling his thumbs on Whidbey Island in Washington. He likes to do research, although he has no shortage of opinions. He saw his first live Packers game in 1958, the only win of the year.

5 Comments on "Ted Thompson’s Best Draft Picks"

  1. 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

    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. Cheese

    “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..

  4. Savage57

    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.

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