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How much would trading up for a player like Clay Matthews cost the Packers in 2012?
Ted Thompson and the Green Bay Packers have a lot of options in the 2012 NFL Draft with 12 overall selections, and they are probably going to need them with some of the defensive holes they need to fill.
Our own “Jersey” Al Bracco spent time presenting some First and Second Round trade-up scenarios that could possibly occur, and Thomas Hobbes looked into Thompson’s trading history in relationship to the Trade Value Chart (TVC).
A lot of people are wondering, though, does the old TVC still apply?
This will be the first draft under the latest Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the NFL and NFLPA, and it comes with a shiny new set of rules for a rookie wage scale. Though we haven’t had a draft under these restrictions on pay, the 2011 rookie class did feel the effects of it when they were finally signed.
Below is a comparison of the contracted salaries of the top 10 picks in the 2010 and 2011 ...
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After taking offensive players with five of his first six picks in last year's NFL draft, it certainly looks like the time for Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson to target some defensive help.
Thompson insists he won't deviate from his emphasis on drafting the best player available - a philosophy that helped him turn the talent-deprived roster he inherited in...
North Alabama CB Janoris Jenkins
I highly doubt CB Janoris Jenkins will still be avaliable when the Packers pick late in the first round of the NFL draft, but if he is, Ted Thompson has an interesting decision to make.
On paper, Jenkins vs. Harrison Smith is a complete mismatch. Jenkins is by far the more talented and superior player. But when you factor in concerns about Jenkins...
Was Nick Perry a hit or miss with the draftniks?
The first round of the 2012 NFL Draft is history. As you probably know by now, the Green Bay Packers selected USC DE/OLB Nick Perry with the 28th overall pick.
If you’ve been surfing the web this morning, you’ve probably read some opinions on the Packers’ selection from members of the Green Bay front office as well as draft...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- In the Packers' second trade-up of Friday night, general manager Ted Thompson moved back into the second round and drafted cornerback Casey Hayward.Follow Paul Imig on Twitter.
2012 NFL Draft
As the 2012 NFL Draft is about to begin, here are some things that have been whispered into my ear as well as some of my own opinions and predictions.
Whisper: The Packers love Shea McClellin, but so do the Patriots, who pick just before them. If Ted HAS to have him, he’ll need to trade up in front of NE (unless Mercilus is there for New England, who is their first...
Going into the 2012 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers had one thing on their mind, defense. After putting together one of the worst defensive seasons in NFL history, the Packers defense was in desperate need of some reinforcements and General Manger Ted Thompson was more than happy to accommodate by drafting USC defensive end Nick Perry with the 28th overall selection...
With the 28th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers select, Nick Perry, linebacker, USC.
This is a great pick for Green Bay as they gave up the most yards per game (411.6) and also tied for 27th in the NFL with 29 sacks. They also only had 11 sacks with four or fewer rushers in 2011, putting them 31st in the NFL.
With Clay Matthews being held to only six sacks last...
Packers draft another USC linebacker in the first round
The Green Bay Packers struck gold when they selected a Southern Cal linebacker Clay Matthews in the first round three years ago. GM Ted Thompson is hoping for a bit of deja vu with Nick Perry, another extremely athletic ex-Trojan who was picked 28th overall in Thursday’s draft. Perry will be expected to start opposite Matthews...
GREEN BAY, Wis. Nick Perry is not a prototypical defensive player. The former USC standout is a lot of things: fast, athletic, quick and big with a knack for bringing down opposing quarterbacks in college at an elite rate.
But it's the combination of those traits that makes Perry a difficult projection in the NFL.
When Perry was selected by the Green Bay Packers with the 28th...
Penn State's defensive end is Still available after round one
Ted Thompson has to select both an outside linebacker and a defensive end early in this draft. One down and one to go. First round pick Nick Perry will be an instant upgrade opposite Clay Matthews, but the Packers are still woefully lacking talent on the defensive line. Fortunately, there are a number of quality...
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The 2012 NFL Draft is being very kind to the Green Bay Packers in part because they are being bold, moving aggressively up the board to acquire the players necessary to take the defense back to respectability and the team back...