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Ted Thompson’s Best Draft Picks

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WR Greg Jennings, Rd. 2 in 2006

Jennings had everything going for him, but his greed and ego intervened and he left Green Bay and QB Aaron Rodgers after seven years with the team. His final three years in the league were a downward plummet with the Vikings and Dolphins. His talent was shown by his three consecutive years of 1,100-plus yards from 2008 through 2010. He also turned in one of the most memorable plays in Green Bay history – a fourth-quarter game-clinching catch of a Rodgers’ bullet in the Super Bowl.

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Someone else said it first but I popularized it: “Athleticism is important in athletic pursuits.” It took three years, but the Packers finally listened. My new mantra: “Trading down is fine, but never trade up.”

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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.