GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Ted Thompson believes the key to late-round draft success is having as many picks as possible. The Green Bay Packers' general manager likens it to baseball in that the more swings at the plate available, the more likely one of them will be a hit.
On the final day of the 2013 NFL Draft, Thompson exercised that philosophy to its fullest, selecting nine players in Rounds 4-7.
The Packers originally had only eight total picks in all seven rounds combined, but through a series of three trades, Thompson assembled 10 picks on Day 3 alone.
"We felt like the draft was pretty solid through the middle rounds, so we wanted to accumulate some picks in that area," Thompson said at the conclusion of the draft. "I've always said the more picks, I think, the better."
After drafting defensive lineman Datone Jones in the first round and running back Eddie Lacy in the second round, Thompson added two offensive linemen, two wide receivers, two linebackers, a cornerback, another de...