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Only Randall Cobb, Mike Daniels and Nick Perry remain from Ted Thompson's two worst drafts.

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Though free agency continues in the NFL, the Green Bay Packers reached a rather undesirable milestone on Sunday. With Casey Hayward signing with the San Diego Chargers, Green Bay has now officially signed just three of their draft picks from 2011 and '12 on second contracts.

Several years out, it has become evident that the 2011 and '12 drafts were unkind to the Packers and their general manager, Ted Thompson. While not totally without redeeming qualities, those classes produced only two core players (wideout Randall Cobb and defensive lineman Mike Daniels) and a capable edge rusher (outside linebacker Nick Perry). Outside of that trio, the classes produced a handful of players that, while useful, were not deemed worth re-signing. Hayward headlines that group, which also includes fellow corner Davon House.

Though Thompson often finds himself on the receiving end of criticism for those two draft classes, he has since corrected his aim. In the three drafts since, the front office has uncovered six fulltime starters (Eddie Lacy, David Bakhtiari, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Richard Rodgers, Corey Linsley and Damarious Randall), seven part-time starters (Micah Hyde, Sam Barrington, Nate Palmer, Davante Adams, Quinten Rollins, Ty Montgomery and Jake Ryan), and a handful of role players. That may not take the sting out of Thompson's two disappointing years for some fans, but it shows that the team's management has accounting for their mistakes.

Here is a brief recap of the Packers' 2011 and '12 draft picks:

Derek Sherrod, offensive tackle

Drafted: 32nd overall, 2011
Status: currently unsigned, most recently with Chiefs

Randall Cobb, wide receiver

Drafted: 64th overall, 2011
Status: signed four-year, $40 million contract with Packers in 2015

Alex Green, running back

Drafted: 96th overall, 2011
Status: out of NFL since 2014

Davon House, cornerback

Drafted: 131st overall, 2011
Status: signed four-year, $24.5 million contract with Jaguars in 2015

D.J. Williams, tight end

Drafted: 141st overall, 2011
Status: currently unsigned, most recently with Washington

Caleb Schlauderaff, offensive guard

Drafted: 179th overall, 2011
Status: out of NFL since 2014 (Packers traded Schlauderaff for late-round pick in 2011)

D.J. Smith, inside linebacker

Drafted: 186th overall, 2011
Status: out of NFL since 2014

Ricky Elmore, outside linebacker

Drafted: 197th overall, 2011
Status: out of NFL since 2013

Ryan Taylor, tight end

Drafted: 218th overall, 2011
Status: currently unsigned, most recently with Chiefs

Nick Perry, outside linebacker

Drafted: 28th overall, 2012
Status: signed one-year, $5 million contract with Packers in 2016

Jerel Worthy, interior defensive lineman

Drafted: 51st overall, 2012
Status: signed three-year, $2.035 million contract with Bills in 2015

Casey Hayward, cornerback

Drafted: 62nd overall, 2012
Status: signed three-year, $15.3 million contract with Chargers in 2016

Mike Daniels, interior defensive lineman

Drafted: 132nd overall, 2012
Status: signed four-year, $41 million extension with Packers in 2015

Jerron McMillian, safety

Drafted: 133rd overall, 2012
Status: out of NFL since 2014

Terrell Manning, inside linebacker

Drafted: 163rd overall, 2012
Status: signed one-year contract with Dolphins in 2016

Andrew Datko, offensive lineman

Drafted: 241st overall, 2012
Status: out of NFL since 2013

B.J. Coleman, quarterback

Drafted: 243rd overall, 2012
Status: out of NFL since 2013

Jason B. Hirschhorn is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and covers the NFL for Sports on Earth and SB Nation. He also serves as the senior writer and editor for Acme Packing Company, a Green Bay Packers blog.