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BREAKING: Green Bay Packers take Indiana OT Jason Spriggs, 48

Analysis (Kelly Hodgson): In classic Ted Thompson fashion, the Green Bay Packers moved up in the second round to take the 48th pick of the 2016 NFL Draft to select Indiana OT Jason Spriggs. In a trade with the Indianapolis Colts, the Packers moved up in exchange for picks 57, 125 and 248, the Packers chose to protect their franchise player quarterback Aaron Rodgers and elected to...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
55 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Draft Notes: Day 1

It’s hard to criticize fans for not loving the selection of Kenny Clark – even those fans who had never heard of the former UCLA star before last night. That’s because past history would indicate that GM Ted Thompson has about the same success picking defensive linemen that singer Taylor Swift has  picking boyfriends. In his 11 prior drafts, Thompson has selected 16 D-linemen...
Via Packers Notes
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why Packers’ Pick Makes Sense

After the dust has settled and the first round has ended, let’s take a look back at the Packers’ first round selection. It was a bit comical when the pick was announced. I was watching the ESPN coverage and watched as the cameras panned over the crowd, focusing on Green Bay fans. Shouts of “Go Pack Go” rang through the crowd. Then the words “the Green Bay Packers select...
Via cover32
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Green Bay Packers select Kenny Clark, DL, UCLA, 27

Analysis (Matt Bove): Ted Thompson and the Green Bay Packers could not have been in a better spot with the way the draft shaped up for them leading up to the 27th pick. Myles Jack tumbled down the board and was still available along with Reggie Ragland at inside linebacker. Pretty much every defensive lineman was available who you could have imagined with Vernon Butler, Jarren Reed...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Packers Select Kenny Clark

With the 27th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers select Kenny Clark defensive tackle from UCLA. It didn’t take long for Ted Thompson to find the replacement for B.j. Raji with Green Bay selecting the 6-foot-3, 314-pound lineman. AROUND COVER32 Fantasy Football: Ten NFL Draft sleepers NFL Draft: Our final mock draft of the year NFL Draft: Five things about the class...
Via cover32
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Will the Packers trade Down?

As Thursday night nears ever closer and the mock drafts draw to close, it becomes time for the real NFL general managers to decide on who to draft for their respective teams. It’s a high-pressure task. More than one general manager will probably lose their job in the near future based on a wrong pick made this coming weekend. It’s usually the picks made in the first round...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Green Bay Packers Select…

Trying to predict what general manager Ted Thompson will do with the 27th pick in the first round will be a lot easier after pick No. 26 is announced on Thursday night than it is right now. But that’s not going to stop me from giving it a shot. OK, I’ll start by removing the players who I don’t expect to still be on the board. They are: quarterbacks Jared Goff, Carson Went...
Via Packers Notes
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Draft Preview: Roster Analysis

With the draft now just a day away, here’s a position-by-position look at the Packers’ roster: QUARTERBACK – The Packers stole Brett Hundley a year ago, so there’s no need to draft a QB until the late rounds – if at all. Wisconsin’s Joel Stave is a player GM Ted Thompson might consider in the seventh or as a priority free agent. Whoever is added over the weekend would...
Via Packers Notes
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers Focus on LB, D-Line and Safety in 2016 NFL Draft

With the 2016 NFL draft just days away, there are tons of news nuggets out there. And sometimes, even though the Green Bay Packers are usually tight lipped, some good information gets out. The information that came out today came via the Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller, who is his final draft notebook, stated that Clemson’s T.J. Green was a “hot name” among Packers’ scouts...
Via The Packers Guru
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Eddie Lacy’s Future with the Packers?

In 2016, Eddie Lacy will be playing out the last year of his rookie contract. The workhorse back has been a major piece of the Green Bay Packers’ offense since being drafted in the 2nd round of the 2013 draft. A down year in 2015, however, saw Lacy’s weight and worth ethic called into question. He even briefly lost his starting spot to James Starks (though ultimately winning...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Best // Worst // Most Valuable // Most Surprising: Dissecting Ted Thompson and the NFL Draft

With the 2016 NFL Draft set to begin Thursday, April 28, it’s fun to look back on how previous drafts have unfolded. Green Bay Packers General Manager Ted Thompson typically gets characterized as a silent assassin, if you will. Not notorious for making a big splash, but very efficient with his selections and ability to find late-round talent. He’s also recognized as someone who...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ted Thompson says Packers will 'draft the best player available'

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson isn't a knee jerk reaction type of guy, and his drafting record suggests that he doesn't like to use his picks on needs. Despite indicating that he does stray from the script once in a while, but using the best player available strategy has worked out just fine for the team. “I suppose there is,” Thompson said, via ESPN. “I suppose...
Via 60 Max Power O
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Packers, Patriots, & Rams

Packers Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Packers GM Ted Thompson denied three high-ranking executives from interviewing for opportunities with other NFL teams last year. The Lions reportedly had interest in Eliot Wolf for their GM position. Before that, Brian Gutekunst was prevented from interviews for a front-office job with the Eagles and Alonzo Highsmith...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers 2016 Draft: Trading Down

A couple weeks ago we took a look at what it would cost the Green Bay Packers to trade way up in the 2016 NFL Draft. http://packerstalk.com/2016/04/06/green-bay-packers-2016-draft-the-big-gamble/ This week we take a look at some realistic trade partners for the Packers to move down from pick 27. While it would be frustrating to watch three hours of draft coverage Thursday, only to...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Packers, Raiders, Rams, & Titans

Packers Packers GM Ted Thompson explained this week that while they have three starters on their offensive line entering the final year of their respective deals — LT David Bakhtiari, G Josh Sitton and G T.J. Lang –, it’s not going to change their approach to the draft. “Not a lot,” Thompson said. “Not a lot. We feel like it’s best to stay true to form and try to...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers 2016 Ideal Mock Draft: Rounds 1-3

When it comes to the NFL Draft, few teams do better on a year-to-year basis than the Green Bay Packers. Say what you want about Ted Thompson, he gets it done on draft day. Thompson is a big proponent of drafting the best player available. I think that most general managers are. But, that doesn’t that if the grade is essentially equal between two players that need doesn’t matter...
Via The Packers Guru
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL DRAFT: Packers could get defensive again in first round

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Green Bay Packers rely on a tried-and-true recipe in building a roster. Take the best available player in the draft. Develop homegrown talent. Add a pinch of free agency. Repeat the process each spring. No sense in stopping now for general manager Ted Thompson. ''You can be in a position where this (player) solves Problem A on our roster, but he's also the best...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sweet Home Green Bay

The University of Alabama has been good to the Packers recently. Running back Eddie Lacy produced back-to-back 1,100 yard seasons in 2013 and 2014 and safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix played at a very high level a year ago. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see GM Ted Thompson mine that fertile program again next week. I wrote about rugged inside linebacker Reggie Ragland a few weeks ago,...
Via Packers Notes
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Reasons the Packers Must Draft a Running Back This Year

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit With the 2016 NFL draft fast approaching, the Green Bay Packers clearly have several...
Via cover32
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Drafting for (shock) value

If Ted Thompson does indeed have the sizzle that he claimed to possess back in 2007, this April may be just the time to show it. Sure, the 2015 Packers struggled their way to a wild card berth but when examining their roster they’re not exactly full of holes that need to be filled at the top end of the 2016 NFL Draft. Instead, they share the rarified air with teams like the New...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ted Thompson says Packers’ focus is on “best player available”

The Packers will not reach in the draft for a position of need. Packers General Manager Ted Thompson said the Packers’ approach is simple: Rank the players in order of how good they are, and draft the top player still available when their pick comes up. “We try to draft the best player available,” Thompson…
Via Pro Football Talk
8 days ago

Packers GM Thompson keeps draft process close to vest as usual

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- How the Green Bay Packers proceed with their first-round pick in the NFL draft could be a sign of the team's comfort level with the young inside linebackers on their roster.Or not. General manager Ted Thompson has never been one to drop big hints.Thompson stayed true to form Wednesday. He said picking the best player available is always the preference. He offered...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Mock Draft: Rounds 1-3

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Who are the Green Bay Packers going to take in the upcoming NFL Draft? It’s always...
Via cover32
9 days ago  |  Discuss

GM Ted Thompson offers few clues on Packers' draft focus

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) How the Green Bay Packers proceed with their first-round pick in the NFL draft could be a sign of the team's comfort level with the young inside linebackers on their roster. Or not. General manager Ted Thompson has never been one to drop big hints. Thompson stayed true to form Wednesday. He said picking the best player available is always the preference....
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers: Don Barclay is a Long Shot for the 53-Man Roster

Few things that Ted Thompson does surprises Green Bay Packers fans anymore, but the whole Packers world was startled somewhat by the re-signing of offensive lineman Don Barclay. Barclay, who played in 16 games for the Packers and started five in 2015, was awful last season. Just awful. The former rookie free agent from West Virginia missed missed the 2014 season due to injury and...
Via The Packers Guru
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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