Friday, April 27, 2012
Trader Ted Thompson has gone wild
By Kevin Seifert
Before Friday, Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson had traded up a total of three times in the NFL draft.
Friday afternoon, Thompson did it twice in the second round alone.
A few minutes after moving up to draft Michigan State defensive lineman Jerel Worthy, Thompson moved back into the second round to select Vanderbilt cornerback Casey Hayward. The Packers gave up a third-round (No. 90) and fifth-round pick (No. 163) to do it, but as we've discussed, they entered Saturday with an NFL-high 11 picks to work with.
The Packers have gone for defensive help in each of their first three picks. I think they were serious about remaking their defense this offseason. You?