T-Minus 29 Days To NFL Draft
You would think NFL.com would have a complete draft order somewhere online, but I couldn't find it. Instead this is my best guess at the draft order and its rank overall:
Remember there is no 6th round pick because it was sent to the NY Giants in trade for RB Ryan Grant. There's nothing wrong with trading a draft choice for a good veteran and it's especially sweet when it works out that well.
Do you remember last season when there was a lot of debate whether to resign free agent RB Ahman Green? Well if the Packers had resigned him they would be looking at a big cap hit when they released him in favor of Grant. So far its already resulted in a big money savings. Now it gets even better because the NFL should award the Packers a 4th round compensatory pick in a couple days for the loss of Green. So now the net transaction is essentially Green and a 6th round pick for Grant and a 4th round pick.
The 4th round hasn't been a gold mine for GM Ted Thompson, but he's made a couple of nice selections:
|2007||OL Allen Barbre||Work In Progress|
|2006||WR Cory Rodgers||Bust|
|2006||CB Will Blackmon||Good, If He Can Stay Healthy|
|2005||S Marviel Underwood||Lost To Injury|
|2005||LB Brady Poppinga||Starter|