Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 11/18/14
The ninth draft for Ted Thompson as general manager of the Green Bay Packers has gotten almost unanimous praise. In charge of a Packers team that's been to the divisional round of the playoffs in back-to-back seasons after winning Super Bowl XLV the year prior, Thompson once again showed why he's capable of keeping Green Bay very competitive despite not spending much money in free agency. The Packers added 11 new players to their roster in this draft, beginning with defensive end Datone Jones in the first round. Jones played in a very similar 3-4 defense at UCLA and should give Green Bay's defense the player it hasn't had since Cullen Jenkins' departure two years ago. Thompson drafted two running backs, Eddie Lacy (second round) and Johnathan Franklin (fourth round), who immediately upgrade a need position for the Packers. Two offensive linemen, David Bakhtiari and J.C. Tretter, were drafted in the fourth round to add much needed depth at those spots. In late rounds, Green Bay dr...
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  • Outstanding draft for Green Bay, by Ted Thompson.
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