Green Bay Packers: Top 10 draft picks under Ted Thompson

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 15: Aaron Rodgers
ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 15: Aaron Rodgers /
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GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 27: Guard Josh Sitton
GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 27: Guard Josh Sitton /

5. Josh Sitton, G

It’s fair to say Thompson knew a thing or two about drafting offensive linemen. When Bakhtiari’s career ends he’ll likely be considered the pick of the linemen selected by Ted, but for now that title belongs to Josh Sitton.

Selected in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft, Sitton was yet another home-run pick on the draft’s final day.

Sitton spent eight years in Green Bay. In that time, he was named to the Pro Bowl twice, and earned All-Pro honors three times — once as a first-teamer and twice a second-teamer. Throw in a Super Bowl victory and it’s easy to see why Sitton holds such a high spot on this list.

Sitton’s toughness was evident. He played through a number of injuries, missing just seven games in total. He played in all 16 regular season games in each of his final four years in Green Bay, and was referred to as the Packers’ “ironman” by ESPN’s Rob Demovsky after missing just eight of the team’s offensive snaps in 2015.

Sitton has continued to find success in Chicago after being surprisingly cut by Green Bay ahead of the 2016 season, earning a trip to the Pro Bowl in his first year with the Bears.