Posted April 26, 2013 on
No running back during Ted Thompson’s tenure in Green Bay has been selected higher than Alabama’s Eddie Lacy. But Lacy’s fall in the draft is the big story. Read what Thompson, the Packers’ director of college scouting, and a former NFL general manager said about Lacy Friday night.
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On the second day of the 2013 NFL draft the Pittsburgh Steelers were in search of a running back and with their second round pick, the 48th overall, they chose to bypass Alabama running back Eddie Lacy, who many considered to be the best in this years' class, to select Michigan State running back Le'Veon Bell instead.
Once the selection was made, a good portion of the Steelers...
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After trading out of the 55th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, swapping places with the 49ers at number 61 and getting an extra pick in the sixth round (#173), and seeing a first round pick in the form of Alabama running back Eddie Lacy still on the board, the Green Bay Packers had to take him. It was too much a value pick, not to mention need.As former Colts GM Bill Polian said after...
GREEN BAY, Wis. The Packers' running game got the huge boost it needed in the second round of the NFL Draft. After trading back six spots to No. 61, Green Bay selected Alabama running back Eddie Lacy. He was considered the top running back in this year's class by many draft experts, but he continued to slide down the board before the Packers finally took him.
Lacy, at 5...
The phrase good things come to those who wait was paraphrased from the Book of Lamentations by the advertising agency BBDO to sell Heinz ketchup in the 1980s and Guinness beer in the mid-1990s.
It most certainly was not written or spoken or even considered as a passing thought by anyone in the 2013 NFL Draft.For the fans on the floor of Radio City Music Hall on Friday night for the...
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GREEN BAY, Wis. Ted Thompson and the entire Green Bay Packers' front office deserve a lot of credit for taking care of Aaron Rodgers two years before the team had to.
This was not a Joe Flacco situation for the Packers and their star quarterback. Green Bay wasn't in danger of potentially losing Rodgers to another team had this new deal not been agreed upon now.
Let’s give Ted Thompson and his crew another pat on the back as the Green Bay Packers fan-dangled a highly regarded draft class once again.
The Packers traded for more picks, took advantage of sliding prospects and took the necessary chances on unknown players.
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#1 (26th 0verall)...
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Green Bay snatched up it’s best two players in QB Aaron Rodgers (’05 draft) and LB Clay Matthews...