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Thompson discusses draft philosophy and free-agent additions

Posted by Duke Bobber on April 20, 2016 – 10:58 am

Packers GM Ted Thompson

GREEN BAY–With the NFL Draft a little more than a week away, Packers GM Ted Thompson expressed his gratitude to those who have been working feverishly to prepare for it.

“Everybody works so hard to try to help us put it all together,” Thompson said at his annual pre-draft press conference. “It’s an enormous amount of work.”

Thompson pointed to waiting as one of the most challenging aspects of the draft.

“There are gut-wrenching times when you’re so close to getting what you think is the perfect player for your team, and then that player might get picked right in front of you.”

When asked about picking the best available player or picking for need, Thompson was clear in his philosophy.

“If we can take the best player available, that’s the way we want to try to do it,” Thompson said.

Thompson was also asked about a couple of recent free-agent additions to the team.

On TE Jared Cook: “He’s very athletic. Great catch radius. Big target.”

On LB Lerentee McCray: “We thought he had some good snaps over there in Denver,” Thompson said. “We think he’s got a nice body type. He has good athletic ability. He shows the ability to be an outside backer.”

When it comes to the draft order, Thompson has seen both ends of the spectrum since taking command in 2005. The Packers have picked as high as 5th in the first round in 2006 and had the 32nd slot in 2011 after winning Super Bowl XLV. So, which does he prefer?

“It’s more enjoyable when you pick 32nd,” Thompson said, hinting at the obvious implication. “There’s nothing that can be done to make your smile go away.”


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NFL releases 2016 draft order

Posted by Ryan Hartwig on March 29, 2016 – 11:28 am

160329-draft-950The NFL released its official order for the 2016 draft on Tuesday, which will be held April 28-30 in Chicago.

The Packers have nine total selections, including a pair of fourth-round compensatory picks, which were awarded on March 11.

Green Bay’s 2016 Draft Picks:
Round 1, Pick 27 (#27 overall)
Round 2, Pick 26 (#57 overall)
Round 3, Pick 25 (#88 overall)
Round 4, Pick 27 (#125 overall)
Round 4, Pick 33 (#131 overall, compensatory)
Round 4, Pick 39 (#137 overall, compensatory)
Round 5, Pick 26 (#163 overall)
Round 6, Pick 25 (#200 overall)
Round 7, Pick 27 (#248 overall)

See the full draft order here

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Packers receive two compensatory draft picks

Posted by Duke Bobber on March 11, 2016 – 1:12 pm

160311-house-williams-950The Packers have been awarded two compensatory draft picks in the 2016 NFL Draft, the NFL announced Friday. Green Bay now has nine selections in April’s draft.

Teams are awarded compensatory draft picks if they experience a net loss in unrestricted free agency the prior year. The Packers lost CB Davon House (Jaguars) and CB Tramon Williams (Browns) while signing no unrestricted free agents from other teams.

Compensatory picks are awarded from the end of the third through the seventh rounds and cannot be traded this year. A rule change will permit compensatory draft picks to be traded beginning in 2017.

Since 1994, the Packers are tied for the second-most compensatory picks awarded in the NFL.

Green Bay’s 2016 Compensatory Selections
Round 4, Pick 33 (#131 overall)
Round 4, Pick 39 (#137 overall)

Compensatory Picks Received, 1994-2016
Baltimore, 47
Dallas, 37
Green Bay, 37
New England, 33

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Packers NFL Draft 2015: Meet the draft class

Posted by Duke Bobber on May 1, 2015 – 2:09 am

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1. Damarious Randall, CB, Arizona State
2. Quinten Rollins, CB, Miami (OH)
3. Ty Montgomery, WR, Stanford
4. Jake Ryan, LB, Michigan
5. Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA
6a. Aaron Ripkowski, FB, Oklahoma
6b. Christian Ringo, DL, Louisiana-Lafayette
6c. Kennard Backman, TE, Alabama-Birmingham

#23 – DAMARIOUS RANDALLCB – ARIZONA STATE – HT: 5-11 – WT: 196 – 1st Round, #30 Overall

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QUINTEN ROLLINSCB – MIAMI (OH) – HT: 6-1 – WT: 203 – 2nd Round, #62 Overall

 

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#88 – TY MONTGOMERYWR – STANFORD – HT: 6-0 – WT: 216 – 3rd Round, #94 Overall

 

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#47 – JAKE RYANLB – MICHIGAN – HT: 6-2 – WT: 240 – 4th Round, #129 Overall

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#7 – BRETT HUNDLEYQB – UCLA – HT: 6-3 – WT: 226 – 5th Round, #147 Overall

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AARON RIPKOWSKIFB – OKLAHOMA – HT: 6-1 – WT: 257 – 6th Round, #206 Overall

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CHRISTIAN RINGODL – LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE – HT: 6-1 – WT: 293 – 6th Round, #210 Overall

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KENNARD BACKMANTE – ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM – HT: 6-3 – WT: 258 – 6th Round, #213 Overall

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News now! Thompson explains draft philosophy

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on April 22, 2015 – 10:12 am

Packers GM Ted Thompson

GREEN BAY–Packers General Manager Ted Thompson explained his philosophy of drafting, when asked on Wednesday how need fits into his selection process.

“You factor everything in. Other organizations weight things differently than we do. I’m adamant (need is) not the way to draft. The way to draft is to take the best player,” Thompson said at a pre-draft press conference.

“You don’t know what you’re going to need. This is real life. Injuries happen. Life happens. What you think you’re strong at, you may not necessarily be strong at. As long as you’re taking good, solid players, you’re getting value there. If you take players that aren’t as good, you may not be getting value.”

Thompson has long been known to select the best available player, as opposed to drafting specifically for need.

“It is a process. It’s something that takes a long time. We’ll officially start on next year’s draft the day after this one,” he said.

What’s left to do before next week’s NFL draft begins on Thursday, April 30.

“We’ve kind of got this down, Most of the grind is over with. There are relationships with other teams, there are relationships with agents, those kinds of things, finishing up reports, going back to the board again and again,” Thompson said.

Click here for Packers.com’s full report from Thompson’s press conference.

 

 


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Packers get two sixth-round picks

Posted by Ryan Hartwig on March 23, 2015 – 8:19 pm

blog-header-imageThe Packers have received two sixth-round compensatory picks in this year’s draft. The picks are Nos. 210 and 212 overall.

The announcement was made Monday at the NFL annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.

Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks. The number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents up to a maximum of four.

Green Bay now has nine total picks in the 2015 NFL Draft, which will be held April 30-May 2.

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Packers cap draft with Jeff Janis, third wide receiver

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on May 10, 2014 – 5:26 pm

140510-janis-300GREEN BAY–The Packers capped their 2014 draft with another wide receiver, Jeff Janis of Sagnaw Valley State. Janis, 6-3, 219, is a big-body pass catcher and the last of three wide receivers selected by the Packers in this draft,

Janis turned a 4.42 40 at the combine and was projected by most draftniks to be drafted earlier than the final round. The lower level of competition in which Janis played, combined with the wealth of wide receiver talent in this draft, likely dropped Janis’ stock.

He caught 189 passes for more than 3,000 yards and including 31 touchdowns the past two seasons.

“Physical specimen. Looks the part. Can dominate but needs to improve his consistency,” packers.com draft analyst Tony Pauline said of Janis.

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Baylor cornerback Packers’ sixth-round pick

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on May 10, 2014 – 3:45 pm

140510-goodson-demetri-300GREEN BAY–Baylor cornerback Demetri Goodson is the Packers’ sixth-round draft choice.

Goodson, 5-11, 194, twice suffered season-ending injuries. The most recent was in 2012.

He made 43 tackles (38 solo), 19 passes defensed and four interceptions in 19 career games played. He’s a former basketball player that transferred to Baylor from Gonzaga.

Goodson ran a 4.52 40 at the combine in Feb.

“Tough, athletic corner with nice size and speed and good mechanics. Fluid, quick and rangy. Special teams type,” packers.com draft analyst Tony Pauline said.

His older brother, Mike, has played running back with the Panthers, Raiders and Jets.

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Packers please fans with selection of Jared Abbrederis

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on May 10, 2014 – 2:51 pm

140510-abbrederis-jared-300GREEN BAY–The Packers’ second of two fifth-round picks will meet with a lot of fan popularity. Wisconsin wide receiver Jared Abbrederis was selected with the 176th overall pick, the final pick of the draft’s fifth round and the Packers’ second selection of a wide receiver in this draft. Abbrederis, 6-1, 195, is a favorite of Badgers fans.

He won the 2013 Burlsworth Trophy as the nation’s top player who began his career as a walk-on, and finished his career tied for the school record for receptions (202) and ranked No. 2 all-time at Wisconsin in receiving yards (3,140) and touchdown receptions (23). In 2013, Abbrederis had 78 catches, 1,081 yards and seven TDs. He was first-team All-Big 10 the last two years and had nine 100-yard games in his career, including one 200-yard game vs. Ohio State (Bradley Roby) last season. Abbrederis ran 4.50 at the combine this past February and would seem to fit best as a slot receiver.

“Smart, efficient and tough. Reads the defense, finds the seam and catches the ball. Destroyed Bradley Roby this season,” packers.com draft analyst Tony Pauline said of Abbrederis.

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Packers draft center from Ohio State in fifth round

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on May 10, 2014 – 2:09 pm

140510-linsley-corey-300GREEN BAY–Ohio State’s Corey Linsley addresses what some would say is a dire need for a center. The Packers selected Linsley, 6-2, 296, with their first of two picks in the fifth round, the 161st pick overall.

Linsley started all 26 games at center the last two years, after having been a reserve guard and tackle. He was a first team All-Big 10 selection and team captain.

The Packers lost starting center Evan Dietrich-Smith in free agency. JC Tretter, a fourth-round pick last year, is a likely challenger to replace Dietrich-Smith.

“Solid, workmanlike, tough and intelligent, but not really big or overly athletic,” packers.com draft analyst Tony Pauline said of Linsley.

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