GM Thompson, Packers head into draft with 8 picks

Updated: April 19, 2013, 3:20 AM ET
Associated Press

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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Ted Thompson played one season of baseball at Southern Methodist in 1975, so he knows a little about the game. He also knows a bit about swinging and missing.

The Green Bay Packers general manager used a baseball metaphor Thursday as he talked about next week's NFL draft and his philosophy about trading. He credited retired Packers GM Ron Wolf in his explanation.

"It's like Ron always said: `It's kind of like baseball, you're not going ...

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