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Looking Back at the 2012 Green Bay Packers Draft

With the draft only three days away, let’s take a look at the last draft class we can make meaningful judgments on: 2012. With their fourth season approaching and fifth year options on the line, some players have a lot to live up to still, and that is true in Green Bay. In 2011, the Packers had their greatest regular season in recent memory, dismantling opponent after opponent...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Packers Should Trade Out of First Round 2015 NFL Draft

Green Bay Packers general manger Ted Thompson has a long history of trading back in the NFL Draft in order to acquire more picks. And with the 2015 Draft just days away, Thompson and the Packers should look to trade out of the first round as he’s done in the past in order to find better value, while also potentially having a better chance of filling a need at cornerback or inside...
Via The Packers Guru
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

The NFL Draft Best Player Available Myth

With the NFL Draft finally upon us this week you will hear a ton about how Ted Thompson will select the top player on his draft board come Thursday from the mainstream media. Here’s the thing about that — every single general manager says the same thing. Whenever I hear New York Giants General Manager Jerry Reese do an interview here in New Jersey he says it a thousand times...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Four Trade-Up Targets for the Packers in Round 1

With April 30th rapidly bearing down, NFL teams have very little left to accomplish in terms of NFL Draft preparation. Executives and scouts will spend these final days double and triple checking their assessments of their potential future draft choices. Per usual, all remains quiet on the draft front at 1265 Lombardi Avenue. In his decade-long rein with the Packers organization...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Looking Back at the 2011 Green Bay Packers Draft

In 2010, after a solid draft by Ted Thompson that produced two immediate difference makers, the Packers won it all. Bringing the Lombardi Trophy home after squeaking into the playoff as a six seed, the Packers were favored to win it all again after a great draft on paper. But unfortunately in this case, the paper does not decide a champion. A few different factors stepped in and...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers 2015 NFL 1st Round Draft Possibilities

With the 2015 NFL draft now less than a week away -- heck, a week from right now we'll already know the early round picks of the Packers -- we should take a quick look at who some of the mock drafts say the Packers will pick in the first round. It's always fun speculation. But really, does anyone really know the mind of GM Ted Thompson? C'mon. So take this as just an overview of...
Via Packer Fans United
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Nelson Ready to Prove Size Doesn't Matter

The Green Bay Packers lost cornerbacks, Tramon Williams and Davon House to free agency this offseason. Special teams ace, Jarrett Bush has yet to be re-signed. That leaves Sam Shields, Casey Hayward, Micah Hyde and Demetri Goodson as the only corners on the Packers roster.Ted Thompson and the Packers face a difficult decision. Do they believe Hayward or Hyde have the ability to play...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Daniels Worth?

GM Ted Thompson doesn’t let his best young players get away, so the question isn’t if he’ll re-sign Mike Daniels. The question is when and for how much? To figure that out, I looked at the contracts of eight similar players. By that I mean defensive linemen in their 20s who are just a notch below elite. If Daniels resists signing an extension in the next few months and plays...
Via Packers Notes
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Temptations: Four Players That Could Alter Packers First Round Plans

Green Bay Packers fans know that General Manager Ted Thompson espouses the use of the draft to build his football team. He also bases his draft decisions purely on “Best Player Available” regardless of position. Okay – some of the time. The Packers need-areas are pretty straight-forward: corner back, inside linebacker, D-line and tight end come to mind first. The draft is sure...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Green Bay Packers should draft for need in round one

Over the past 10 years, few general managers have been able to match the draft success rate of Green Bay Packers GM Ted Thompson. The shrewd GM has assembled one of the most talented rosters in the league in the Green Bay locker room. Many experts will debate the merits of picking for need versus picking the best player available, regardless of position, in the draft. It’s a fascinating...
Via EndZoneScore
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2005 Packers Draft Ten Years Later

What a difference a decade makes. Ten years ago I was only tangentially following the Green Bay Packers. I had a toddler under two, a full time career and my interest in the Pack got pushed to the back burner. I remember being at work the night of the NFL Draft, and a colleague told me the Packers had drafted a quarterback from California. Why were the Packers drafting a QB was the...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers fans better get used to hearing about NFC Championship collapse

Typically, the storylines surrounding the Packers as the season draws closer focus on three things: Newly drafted players Second or third-year players poised to become good or great players How the Packers will fill the gap at (insert position group) It’s usually fun getting to know the newest Packers and speculating which young guys already on the roster might break out. It...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers GM insists no pressure to fill holes via draft

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Even though his Green Bay Packers seldom add players in veteran free agency, general manager Ted Thompson insists that he feels no added pressure to fill roster holes with draft picks. Nevertheless, with some clear needs on his team, Thompson will have to deliver some immediate contributors during the April 30-May 2 draft for a team that was minutes away from...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Eric Kendricks draft profile

A popular name surfacing in mock draft predictions for the Green Bay Packers is inside linebacker Eric Kendricks out of UCLA. Let’s take a closer look at the former Bruin and why could be a Packer come draft day. The Basics Eric Kendricks vs. USC The Fresno, California native spent all four years of his college eligibility at UCLA, redshirting his first year in 2010. The 6’0...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers draft preview: Stay the course & pick the best player

The Green Bay Packers hold the No. 30 overall pick in the NFL Draft. In our 32-team preview series, FOXSports.com takes a look at their roster post-free agency and delivers a plan of attack for the last day in April. The Green Bay Packers feel right at home drafting late in the first round. Since 2010, when general manager Ted Thompson selected offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga 23rd overall...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Would Ted Thompson Trade Up for Trae Waynes?

Ted Thompson has never drafted a cornerback in the first round. That could change this year after the Packers lost Tramon Williams and Davon House to free agency.One man Thompson could have his eye on is Wisconsin native, Trae Waynes. Waynes is viewed by many as the top cornerback in this year's draft. The chances of him falling to the Packers in the first round are slim to none...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: Can’t Count On Khyri

On the surface, it’s surprising how little excitement surrounds the return of Khyri Thornton, the second-year defensive lineman who spent all of the 2014 season on injured reserve with a strained hamstring. After all, GM Ted Thompson thought enough of the former Mississippi State star to select him in the third round of last April’s draft. But to anyone who actually watched Thornton...
Via Packers Notes
6 days ago  |  Discuss

First-Round Trade Up Not Out of Question for Packers

With the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft now less than two weeks away, trade speculation is in flying around quicker than Clay Matthews coming off the edge. Among the teams in on the pre-draft hype this year are the Titans, Jets, Browns and Chargers just to name a few.One franchise you will not often find in the middle of some good ole’ trade hype is the Green Bay Packers ...
Via Pro Football Spot
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Best Decisions of 2014

It’s always better late than never, so here are my top 5 decisions made by the Packers in 2014: 1) Switching Clay Matthews to ILB – The Packers don’t get within three minutes of the Super Bowl if Mike McCarthy and to a lesser extent Dom Capers don’t decide to move the Pro Bowl outside linebacker to a new position after the bye week. Not only was Matthews excellent inside...
Via Packers Notes
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Packers 2014 NFL Draft: Corey Linsley

With draft talk buzzing and the draft rapidly approaching, it seems like a good time to take a step back and look at last year’s draft for the Green Bay Packers. Ted Thompson, general manager of the Packers, is famous for building his teams through the draft and then keeping his teams together once players are able to sign elsewhere; so for them, the draft is even more important...
Via Pro Football Spot
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Draft Needs

5. When looking at the current roster on paper, outside linebacker doesn't appear to be a need. With players like, Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers, Mike Neal and Nick Perry currently under contract, why draft an outside linebacker? Peppers isn't getting any younger. Neal and Perry are both free agents following the 2015-2016 season. Packers general manager, Ted Thompson is a man that...
Via Pro Football Spot
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cory’s Corner: Let’s appreciate the talent grabber — Ted Thompson

It’s hard to believe that this will be Ted Thompson’s 11th NFL Draft in a couple weeks. The Packers general manager understands that the draft and develop philosophy is the best recipe for sustained success in the NFL. And if you don’t believe me, just take a peek at the money the Redskins and Cowboys have splurged in free agency, with nothing to show for it. It still amazes...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Could the Green Bay Packers use Melvin Gordon as trade bait?

When the Green Bay Packers are on the clock at number 30 later this month, they might consider using Melvin Gordon as trade bait. Video: Could Melvin Gordon go 17th in draft to Chargers? http://t.co/HmHaAcLwtw pic.twitter.com/ZAa0E9IQtr — Wis. State Journal (@WiStateJournal) April 8, 2015 Yes, it would be great to get Gordon, but the Packers already have Eddie Lacy. So, really...
Via cover32
14 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Draft Coming Soon

The headline states the obvious, doesn't it, Packer fans? The 2015 NFL Draft -- being held in Chicago this year -- will soon be upon us. With the departure of key players in the defensive backfield and others in the linebacking corps, what will GM Ted Thompson do? And with only Scott Tolzein as the backup to QB Aaron Rodgers, will Thompson draft a capable backup for the first time...
Via Packer Fans United
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Packers 2014 NFL Draft: Carl Bradford

With draft talk buzzing and April rapidly approaching, it seems like a good time to take a step back and look at last year’s draft for the Green Bay Packers. Ted Thompson, general manager of the Packers, is famous for building his teams through the draft and then keeping his teams together once players are able to sign elsewhere; so for them, the draft is even more important than...
Via Pro Football Spot
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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