Green Bay Packers Picked up Two More Draft Picks

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Laughing at Ted Thompson

Laughing at Ted Thompson

The Green Bay Packers did pretty well for themselves for doing absolutely nothing.

The NFL awarded compensatory draft picks today and the Packers picked up two of them. The picks are in the third (No. 98) and fifth (No. 176).

The league hands these picks out based on net free agent losses from the previous offseason using some top-secret formula. The Packers lost receiver Greg Jennings and linebacker Erik Walden and signed absolutely no one. So here’s one instance where doing jack shit paid off… a year later.

Ted Thompson — master of the long play!

The third rounder was awarded for Jennings, so someone in the league office thought he was pretty valuable. Compensatory picks don’t get any higher than the third round.

With the additions, the Packers now have nine picks total. Those will surely turn into many more though. Thompson will likely deal his second and third for a fifth, two sixths and four sevenths.

Gotta stockpile those late-round picks, you know. One of those guys just might, someday, turn out to be somewhat average.

Fortunately, the Packers can’t trade their compensatory picks, so we won’t have to worry about either of those selections suddenly becoming five sevenths and a half-eaten bag of Gardetto’s.

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

23 Comments on "Green Bay Packers Picked up Two More Draft Picks"

  1. TyKo Steamboat

    The compensatory picks & Big Ted have yielded us such picks as: Josh Sitton, Davon House, Mike Daniels & Josh Boyd.

    Teddy T, baby!

  2. Iltarion

    An extra third and fifth rounder in what is supposed to be one of the deepest drafts in years is pretty sweet.

  3. Rusty

    I’d rather have the half eaten bag of Gardetto’s than Charles Johnson, Kevin Dorsey, B.J. Coleman, Andrew Datko, Guy Lawrence….

  4. Big B

    Shrewd move for two dispensable players with declining production. History suggests TT may opt to move up with his own 3rd or 4th, since the comp picks are locked in. It worked well with Mathews, and I could see it happen again if there was a particular impact player targeted. The draft value chart says you could swap first round picks and throw in our 3rd to move up 3 spots, but it seems that with the depth of the draft more teams are looking to trade down, rather than up. That would enhance the value of that 3rd. I wonder how much upward movement our third would be worth-could we get to 15/16?

    • Vijay

      Interesting thought…I’d like to see us grab impact at the TE spot with Ebron if we could jump mid 1st round. But because of the overall depth and quality of the draft Ted could wait to move say back into the second round and grab another impact performer who slides into that round.

    • Kato

      You speak as if Hyde is a big difference maker. I dont understand what the fascination with him is. He was a solid role player his rookie year, but has a long way to go if he wants to be a consistent, every down player that can make impacts on games consistently. I dont think qbs are exactly picking him out on the field as a player to look out for.


    hahaha The bit about our higher picks becoming five sevenths and a half-eaten bag of Gardetto’s got me good. Funny ass article! Nice work.

  6. CB

    So funny that the guy who runs this site does not understand the team’s philosophy of draft and develop so he chooses to rip on it in an uninformed manor.
    Trading back last year is the best example of matching value of pick to the player you want.
    The Pack wanted Lacy, but felt he was the right value slightly later in the 2nd round. So they traded to match his value to the right pick spot.
    What happened then….
    A. They got Lacy
    B. With the freebie pick they snagged in the traceback, they got J Franklin!
    Pretty good deal if you can wrap your head around the big picture.

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