Packers’ Ted Thompson Does Unthinkable In 2009 NFL Draft


Published: April 26, 2009


... being a "best-available guy" on draft day.

In a stunning change of events, Thompson did the right thing considering Green Bay's situation ... he drafted NEEDS.

The offensive "skill" positions are strong and have depth, so nothing should have been done to change that ... and there wasn't.

The defense lost several games for Green Bay last year. The Packers brought in a new defensive coordinator, Dom Capers, switched to a 3-4 scheme and needed Thompson to help out, and he did.

Overall, Thompson made some good decisions in this year's draft, hopefully helping the Packers improve on that 6-10 record that landed them the No. 9 pick.

With some draft day trades, Thompson and the Pack ended up with eight picks this year, and here they are.

Round 1

No. 9: B.J. Raji, DT, Boston College, 6'1", 337 lbs

The Packers needed help all over the defensive side of the ball, and it was certainly addressed with th...

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