DE: Shaun Ellis
Now, this is totally, 100 percent dependent on several factors.
The first: Cullen Jenkins. Jenkins has showed he can play in a 3-4 as an end and play well. However, there is a solid chance he will be one of the higher regarded players in free agency and could fetch a higher price if he is, a price the Packers may not be willing to match.
The second: Mike Neal. Neal was a second round pick last year but ended the season on IR and did not get much seasoning beforehand. If Thompson does not believe Neal is ready (which is unlikely), Ellis has shown he can play in a 3-4 and will not require as much money to sign as Jenkins will.
However, Ellis is 34 years old and is clearly on his way down in his career. But he may not be a bad stop-gap player to hold down the fort until Neal is ready. Fellow end Justin Harrell will finally be out of Green Bay, and this opens up a spot on the line rotation. Thompson will look to promote from within or acquire through the draft, but if Jenkins walks in free agency, there will be worse backup options than Ellis.
The odds of him coming to town are unlikely, as Thompson had the perfect opportunity to sign fellow 3-4 end Igor Olshansky several years ago but opted against it. Olshanksy is several years younger than Ellis but now plays for the Cowboys in their 3-4 alignment.
I highly doubt Ellis will be brought in, but if Jenkins leaves, he would be an ideal No. 2 option.
Shaun Ellis: Unlikely