Green Bay Packers 2013 Draft Rewind

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Let’s give Ted Thompson and his crew another pat on the back as the Green Bay Packers fan-dangled a highly regarded draft class once again.

The Packers traded for more picks, took advantage of sliding prospects and took the necessary chances on unknown players.

Here’s what I thought of each and every one of Green Bay’s eleven picks in the 2013 NFL Draft:

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Will the Green Bay Packers draft Wisconsin’s Montee Ball?

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The Wisconsin Badgers held their annual Pro Day on Wednesday and in attendance was the architect of the Green Bay Packers potent offense.

Packers General Manager, Ted Thompson, made the short drive to Madison to take a look at a small group of Badgers prospects who have high hopes of being drafted in the upcoming  2013 NFL Draft.

Wisconsin’s most notable prospect is Montee Ball, a highly regarded running back and the NCAA’s all-time leader in touchdowns.

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Taking a look at the Green Bay Packers complete 2012 NFL Draft

With the 2012 NFL Draft in the books, we can now say the Green Bay Packers made an emphatic attempt to improve the one facet they struggled in the most last season.

General Manager Ted Thompson went away from his “best player on the board,” motto and strictly went after defense.

Not since 2004 had Green Bay started out their draft with three consecutive defensive players. This year, they spent an unheard of six straight picks on the defensive side of the ball and even parted ways with three picks in order to trade up.

Here’s a look and a brief analysis of each of the Packers’ eight draft picks:

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Previewing the Green Bay Packers 2012 NFL Draft

 

 

 

 

 

Prior to a Week 15 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs (only loss of the regular season), the Green Bay Packers looked like they were on an unstoppable path to back-to-back Super Bowls.

That was until the league’s opposing teams figured out how to slow down the NFL’s premier offense just enough to out-shoot them as the eventual World Champion New York Giants did in a divisional playoff bout in front of a stunned crowd at Lambeau Field.

Even though the loss was shocking to some, it’s not hard to figure out where the Packers went wrong last season. Their defense allowed an NFL-record 4,796 passing yards despite being one of the league leaders in blitzes (a.k.a no pass-rush).

And that is why it’s almost a no-brainer that GM Ted Thompson should and will bolster a 3-4 defense which is badly in need of a pick-me-up after a disappointing season.

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Green Bay Packers mild winter: quiet in free agency, stadium renovation

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It’s been a very mild winter in Green Bay, Wisconsin. As well as the rest of the United States. But the tundra is not freezing over as much, and the Packers have been pretty quiet in free agency this NFL offseason. This year more than ever, they’ve reinforced the reputation as a team that likes to build through the draft. It’s what GM Ted Thompson likes to do.

He’s a value GM and likes to draft BPA: best player available.

The biggest news they’ve made in free agency is letting Matt Flynn leave. But the mild winter has also had consequence on the Lambeau Field addition. The scoreboard addition seems to be moving ahead as scheduled, or even faster.

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Green Bay Packers 7 free agents: quick synopsis

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The Peyton Manning sweepstakes has greatly overshadowed all the other NFL free agents who have been trading places lately. The Green Bay Packers have seven players who could jump ship, here’s the skinny.

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Packers Off-Season Must; Find Answer at Running Back

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With an offense led by Aaron Rodgers and a seemingly endless amount of weapons on the perimeter, a running game has not been integral for the Green Bay Packers the past couple of years.  However, with Ryan Grant hitting the free agent market this off-season, general manager Ted Thompson will have to make a decision about which direction to go with the position.

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What Should The Packers Do With Free Agent Jermichael Finley?

With Ryan Grant, Donald Driver, Jermichael Finley, Scott Wells, and Matt Flynn all free agents and the Green Bay Packers needing some drastic upgrades on the defensive side of the football, Pack general manager Ted Thompson has some major decisions to make this off-season.

Of the aforementioned names, Finley’s is the most intriguing.  He is one of the most dynamic tight ends in the game (ya know, when he isn’t dropping passes), but should the Packers be willing to give him a long-term extension and for how much?

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Previewing the Green Bay Packers 2011 NFL Draft


“The Green Bay Packers select Aaron Rodgers (2005), Jordy Nelson (2008), A.J. Hawk (2006), B.J. Raji (2009), Clay Matthews (2009), Donald Driver (1999).”

By now, everyone has seen the ESPN commercial listing various Green Bay Packers draft picks over the the last decade.

For General Manger Ted Thompson and the Packers, the NFL Draft is truly “Where Champions are Built,” because key steals in April were the reason the Green and Gold brought the Lombardi Trophy back home this past season.

Even though the Packers are the returning champions, Thompson and the team are aware of some holes to fill. Read on to see where the team may go in the draft and what to expect this weekend.

By: Nick Grays

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Green Bay Packers Are 2011 Super Bowl Champions


The Lombardi Trophy is returning to Green Bay as the Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in Super Bowl XLV. It’s the Packers fourth Super Bowl victory and 13th overall championship.

Welcome Aaron Rodgers to the class of NFL’s elite quarterbacks because his 304 yards and three touchdowns couldn’t have been on a bigger stage or against a better defense. For his historic performance, Rodgers was named Super Bowl MVP.

As expected, the battle between the league’s two most historic and storied franchises was a thriller to the end. Fitting that the Packers came out on top after persevering through some costly injuries and mental miscues, much like they  did during the regular season.

By: Nick Grays

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Aaron Rodgers: Draft Day Bummer to Super Bowl Champion?

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A few days ago I was wasting a few minutes on Sporcle.com (well, actually it was closer to an hour) and I came across one very interesting quiz that led to the inception of an idea which was very unpopular inside my very own brain from the second the synapse fired. In fact, the minute I let it out it’s going to be looked down upon among most of my family and friends and even more soured by the fan base I hold allegiance to. Nonetheless, here goes:

Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback to be drafted in the last decade.

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Packers-Steelers: The Forgotten Headlines


Each and every year, the media entrenches the masses with positive stories surrounding the two football teams in the Super Bowl. This goes on for a full two weeks following the conclusion of the conference championship games.

However, the ugly truth is that the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers have both had their fair share of negative publicity in the last couple of years.

Sit back and buckle up as we take a trip down memory lane and reflect on a few forgotten headlines.

By: Nick Grays

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