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Top 10 Ted Thompson Draft Successes: Greg Jennings

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GM Ted Thompson's Top 10 draft picks for the Green Bay Packers. No. 3: WR Greg Jennings.

While I'm more in awe of LB Clay Matthews, I have to rank Jennings ahead of him for a couple reasons. First, the NFL is a passing league, and the Packers are built to throw the ball. Finding the right quarterback and developing him will always remain the toughest job on offense, but developing a wide receiver is a not-to-distant second. The NFL draft is littered with high draft choice busts at wide receiver because it takes more than just physical ability. And their passing offense just doesn't work if you don't have good receivers. Every team can afford to do some plugging on the offensive line or at running back, but not at receiver. If guys can't run the right routes and get a little separation from defensive backs, they're almost useless.

And I don't want to think of where the Packers offense would have been without Jennings in 2010. Certainly not in the Super Bowl. With TE Jermichael Finley's injury, and WR Donald Driver in-and-out of the lineup, I don't expect either WR Jordy Nelson or WR James Jones could have carried the load. 

As a bonus, it's pretty impressive to find a Top 5 wide receiver in the middle of the second round.

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