Green Bay Packers: Top five draft classes under Ted Thompson
No. 3: 2008
2 Jordy Nelson, WR, Kansas State
2 Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville
2 Pat Lee, CB, Auburn
3 Jermichael Finley, TE, Texas
4 Jeremy Thompson, DE, Wake Forest
4 Josh Sitton, OG, Central Florida
5 Breno Giacomini, T, Louisville
7 Matt Flynn, QB, Louisiana State
7 Brett Swain, WR, San Diego State
Not many of these names are still with the Packers, but a select few stand out. Jordy Nelson is one of the stars on the roster. Nelson is Aaron Rodgers’ favorite target in the passing game, and he has used his electric speed and precise route-running to burn secondaries for years on end.
Jermichael Finley was a danger in the middle of the field before a catch in traffic led to a career-ending neck injury.
Josh Sitton has to go down as one of Ted Thompson’s greatest all-time draft picks. He was selected with a compensatory draft choice in the fourth round, but has been a rock at the heart of the offensive line ever since.
As for Matt Flynn, who can ever forget his six touchdown passes against Detroit or his miracle comeback in Dallas? He will always have a place in Packers fans’ hearts.
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