Longtime Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson has had his fair share of hits and misses in the draft, but what are his most successful classes?
When your first draft pick as general manager is Aaron Rodgers, you will never be able to top it. But looking through Ted Thompson’s history running the show for the Green Bay Packers, what stand out as his best five draft classes?
For this exercise, we won’t include the 2014 or 2015 classes as these players need time. It’s only fair to judge a class after three seasons, which means our cutoff point is the 2013 class. That’s not to say the most recent two wouldn’t be able to make the cut. There have been some excellent names over the past two years such as Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Corey Linsley, Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins just to name a few.
But for this, we’ll look all the way back to 2005 and compare each class to determine the top five. Not every class is loaded with talent, but for some a few franchise-changing players emerged to make all of the difference. Let’s take a look at Thompson’s top-five draft classes in Green Bay.
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