The draft is the biggest building block in terms of how Thompson has assembled the Packers. The Packers are a draft-and-develop team under Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy.
The proof is in the pudding. Since Thompson and McCarthy have become a duo, the Packers have gone 74-38 in the regular season the past seven years, have been to the playoffs five times, won three NFC North titles and have won a Super Bowl.
This is my final mock draft for the Packers, where I will be selecting players from the previous four mock drafts I have done.
Unlike my last one, I will not be making any trades in this particular mock draft.
I've been somewhat successful in predicting who Thompson will pick in the draft, as I have correctly named players like Nick Perry and Casey Hayward last year, as well as Alex Green, Davon House, Bryan Bulaga, Mike Neal, C.J. Wilson and B.J. Raji from the previous three drafts.
Also, I had an opportunity to talk to Chris Landry on the Steve Duemig show last week, and he told me that this is a very deep draft. In fact, Landry has 22 players rated with first-round grades, while giving a whopping 68 players second-round grades.
That's important to know as you look at this mock draft.
So, without further ado, here it is.