Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 4/29/12
There is very little reason to doubt Packers general manager Ted Thompson when it comes to the NFL draft. After all, during Thompson's seven years running the draft in Green Bay, he was the one responsible for drafting Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews, Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, B.J. Raji and Nick Collins, to name a few. So, after Thompson's newest class of draftees included six defensive players in his first six picks -- including three grabbed after trading up -- it's difficult to not just take his word for it that those moves will work out well for the Packers. Focused on fixing a defense that finished 27th in sacks and was the worst in NFL history in passing yards allowed, Thompson added USC outside linebacker Nick Perry in the first round, then drafted defensive lineman Jerel Worthy and cornerback Casey Hayward in the second round. On the third and final day of the draft, the Packers selected defensive lineman Mike Daniels, safety Jerron McMillian and linebacker Terrell Mannin...
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