Best and worst of the draft: Fifth round


GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Since he took over as general manager of the Green Bay Packers in 2005, Ted Thompson has drafted 87 players.

Leading up to this year's draft, in which Thompson currently has nine selections, we will look at his best and worst selections in each round.

We'll start at the bottom and work our way up. So far, we’ve looked at the seventh and sixth rounds.

Next up is the fifth round.

Total players drafted: 14.

By position: Tackles 3, tight ends 2, cornerbacks 2, defensive ends 1, linebackers 1, centers 1, guards 1, fullbacks 1, quarterbacks 1, receivers 1.

Best pick: Micah Hyde, CB.

Hyde (No. 159 overall, No. 2013) has only played one season, but he has the makings of a full-time starter after playing mostly as a slot defensive back in the nickel and dime defenses as a rookie.

Honorable mention: Andrew Quarless, TE (No. 154, 2010), Marshall Newhouse, T (No. 169, 2010).

Worst pick: Ingle Martin, QB.

In attempt to continue their practice of drafting a late-round quarterback to develop and trade, Thompson picked Martin at No. 148 overall in 2006. Martin served as the third-string quarterback behind Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers. He saw action in only one game, taking the final three snaps (two of which were kneel downs) and then was released the following year in training camp. He never played in another regular-season game.

Dishonorable mention: Terrell Manning, LB (No. 163, 2012), D.J. Williams, TE (No. 141, 2011), Junius Coston, C (No. 143, 2005), Mike Hawkins, CB (No. 167, 2005).

Notes: Quinn Johnson, FB (No. 145, 2009), Jamon Meredith, T (No. 162, 2009), Breno Giacomini, T (No. 150, 2008), David Clowney, WR (No. 157, 2007) and Tony Moll, T (No. 160, 2006) all went on to play for other teams with Giacomini being the most successful. He started at right tackle for the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks last season and signed a four-year, $18 million contract with the New York Jets this offseason.