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So Far, So Good For Green Bay Packers 2009 Draft

GREEN BAY, WI - MAY 5: Green Bay Packers' Ted Thompson watches practice at the first mini camp of the season at the Don Hutson Center on May 5, 2006 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images
Tim SeemanAnalyst IAugust 2, 2016

Looks like Ted Thompson knows what he's doing so far.

I'm not looking anything up at this point, but it's the first time in a while that I remember Green Bay having two first round draft picks.  Both picks look pretty good too.

B.J. Raji from Boston College will more than fill the "void" left by the "spectacular" Colin Cole, who the Seattle Seahawks vastly overpaid for in free agency.

Then, in a rare move by Thompson, Green Bay sent two third round picks and a second round pick to New England for the 26th pick overall and a fifth round pick.

At 26, Thompson addressed another defensive need and ruined everybody's Packer draft contest entries by taking Clay Matthews, and outside linebacker from Southern Cal.

Matthews has the NFL pedigree in his family and a great college background upon which to build his NFL career.

Barring any more trades, the Packers are done for the first day of the draft, but it's been productive.  Look tomorrow for some picks along the offensive line.

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