The Green Bay Packers' Best and Worst Draft Picks of the Last Decade

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The Green Bay Packers' Best and Worst Draft Picks of the Last Decade
MORRY GASH

Over the last decade of NFL drafts for the Green Bay Packers, general manager Ted Thompson has been in charge of nine of them. The last nine, as a matter of fact. In the 2004 NFL draft, it was then head coach and general manager Mike Sherman who ran the draft for the Pack.

In 2005, then President Bob Harlan of the Packers removed Sherman from his job as general manager and brought in Thompson to run the front office. After the 2005 season, Thompson fired Sherman as head coach and brought in Mike McCarthy.

Sherman was not a bad head coach, as he had 57-39 record in the regular season, along with three NFC North titles, but his postseason record was not good (2-4), and he was a terrible general manager for the most part.

In this slideshow, I am going to name the top five drafts picks of the past decade for the Packers, and also the worst five.

Sherman is responsible for three of those bad picks, which all occurred in the same draft, if you can believe that.

Thompson has also had a blunder here and there as well, but nothing like what Sherman did in the 2004 NFL draft.

The criteria I'm using is to look at early draft picks, from Round 1 through the third round. These are considered premium selections in the NFL.

 

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