Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 3/26/12

GREEN BAY, WI - JULY 28: General Manager Ted Thompson of the Green Bay Packers watches as his team works out during summer training camp on July 28, 2008 at the Hutson Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- For a general manager like Ted Thompson, these are the types of days to look forward to. On Monday, the NFL awarded the Green Bay Packers four compensatory draft choices. For Thompson, who has built the current Packers' roster almost entirely through the draft, this means four more opportunities to build upon a 15-1 team last season that is also just one year removed from winning the Super Bowl.Green Bay will have back-to-back picks at the end of the fourth round, Nos. 132 and 133 overall. Also, the Packers will add two seventh round picks, Nos. 241 and 243.According to the NFL's policy for compensatory draft choices, "a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks. The number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents up to a maximum of four."The formula for determining these picks is based on salary, playing time and postseason honors of t...
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