Ted Thompson: Still Going The Draft Route

Jerimiah NicholsContributor IMarch 23, 2010

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 31:  Aaron Rodgers #12 of the NFC's Green Bay Packers signals a play during the 2010 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl game at Sun Life Stadium on January 31, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida. The AFC defeated the NFC 41-34. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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Each year that passes comes a new strategy for some teams. Every single off season comes the same exact strategy for the Packers. Each year they either allow players to leave for other teams or they resign them. So far this off season they have resigned OT Chad Clifton, OT Mark Tauscher and FS Nick Collins just to make a few. CB Will Blackmon signed his tender offer.

The Packers also signed a probable practice squad WR in Charles Dillon.

Really? Charles who? I guess this is Ted Thompson's way of cheaply reaching out through free agency to find players.

For once it would be nice if Ted Thompson would find players who can make a difference as either starter or in a depth role. The Packers do not need to spend $50 Million every off season. However, they should be looking to fill voids with players who can provide something valuable to the team.

I do not mind going through the draft to find good players. And Ted Thompson has shown the ability to do that and do it very well.

I would rather have a crafty veteran step in for the starter if he gets injured instead of an inexperienced rookie who has little idea of what he is doing.

Signing a guy like WR Charles Dillon, a practice squad player, is hardly filling a void or adding sufficient depth to you're roster.