Ted Thompson’s draft history: Why the Green Bay Packers are SB favorites

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Ted Thompson’s draft picks … 2014

… and the reason the Packers are perennial Super Bowl contenders …

Though the jury is still out on this draft from last year, the early results have been tremendous. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Davante Adams in the first two rounds were solid, as was the third round pick of Richard Rodgers.

Kyri Thornton, Carl Bradford, Jared Abbrederis, Demetri Goodson and Jeff Janis will need to step up in 2015 … this is an important year for them.

May 8-10, 2014; Drafted 21st

  • 1. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama, 21
  • 2. Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State, 53
  • 3a. Khyri Thornton, DE, Southern Mississippi, 85
  • 3b. Richard Rodgers, TE, California, 98
    (free agency compensatory pick)
  • 4. Carl Bradford, LB, Arizona State, 121
  • 5a. Corey Linsley, C, Ohio State, 161
  • 5b. Jared Abbrederis, WR, Wisconsin, 176
    (free agency compensatory pick)
  • 6. Demetri Goodson, CB, Baylor, 197
  • 7. Jeff Janis, WR, Saginaw Valley State, 236

Next: 2015