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It was a typical draft for the Green Bay Packers, last year not withstanding. They locked onto some players they wanted like Datone Jones and Micah Hyde.Ted Thompson also snatched up some bargains in guys like Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin.The draft concluded with some gambles on small school players like Charles Johnson and Nate Palmer.If you have been paying attention to how the Packers have drafted since general manager Thompson took over, this is a pretty steady theme.Targets, players the Packers like. Slippers, players that have slipped past their designated draft spot on the draft board. Sleepers or projects, the players that are generally taken later in drafts but not always.You might be thinking, this is how every team drafts, but I could argue they do not. Certainly few, if any teams, have had the success Green Bay has drafting players. Nearly every starter is a draft pick. Heck almost the entire roster is made up of draft picks.One of the things Green Bay does, again l...
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