Draft day decison makers: Green Bay Packers

Finally we come to the end of our look at the draft day tendencies of each of the 32 NFL teams. Ted Thompson is the General Manager of the Green Bay Packers. He has had that job since 2005, and his very first draft pick was Aaron Rodgers. I mean this guy comes into town takes Rodgers and then has to deal with showing Brett Favre the door. I hate to be crude here, but that takes some serious stones. Simply put no one has done better over the last three drafts then Thompson.

The Sporting News has given him an A grade for each of the past three draft classes, and I have been very high on what this team has done on draft day. Since 2008 he has made 24 picks and while he has landed just three starters 16 more are backups and only four are either out of the league or playing on other teams. This team is a power house, and it has been primarily built through the draft.

So we know on draft day that Thompson likes to trade down, and we know he likes to use his high round draft picks on guys from bigger schools. However, he also usually finds one or two small school standouts in each draft. Thompson is in a interesting fix, his team is loaded at almost every position and now he must add impact players to help them to continue their dominance.

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