Sharp Cheddar: Cheeseheads Must Trust Ted Thompson in 2009


Published: April 26, 2009


... different than in previous Ted Thompson drafts: no boos.

The man known both affectionately and infamously as "TT" in Cheesehead circles had made his mark on the franchise once again, but this time in a way fans should embrace. 

B.J. Raji's enormous presence could be felt from a time zone away. As he fell down the board on Draft Day, Thompson and his staff were anxiously waiting to see if the Boston College stand-out would fall all the way to their pick at No. 9.

He did, and the Packers pulled the trigger on the incredibly talented defensive tackle and first team all-ACC performer. Raji has a unique combination of speed and strength for a man of his size.

Hopefully, after the Packers drafted the the 330-plus pound Raji, they hired a bigger cafeteria staff for the upcoming OTA's.

Packer fans watching the Draft in the Lambeau Field atrium cheered vigorously when the pick was announced, a stark contract from the last two years when the selection wa...

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