Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Ted Thompson Effect

Greetings, G-Force.

In two weeks, my good friend Damon and his much lovelier half, Liz, fly into FL. I expect a weekend of Cuban Cigars, Sushi, Daiquiri's, the Beach and the addition of 10 youngsters to the Green Bay Packers roster. I'm stoked.

I took a moment from my day to research Ted Thompson's history with regards to trades. It's interesting to note that Thompson has pulled off two draft day trades with Philly and NE. He's also manufactured trades with the Jets, Rams, Falcons, and Broncos.

As we prepare for the ULTIMATE mock draft, I felt it was beneficial to take a look at numerical trades that Thompson has pulled off in the past. Here goes:


Thompson traded: Round 3 (89) for Round 4 (115) and Round 4 (126).
Thompson traded: Round 4 (126) for Round 5 (167), Round 6 (175), and Round 7 (245).
Thompson traded: Round 6 (175) for Round 6 (195) and Round 7 (246).


Thompson traded: Round 2 (36) for Round 2 (52) and Round 3 (75).
Thompson traded: Round 2 (37) and Round 5 (139) for Round 2 (47), Round 3 (93) and Round 5 (148).
Thompson traded: Round 3 (93) for Round 4 (109) and Round 6 (183).
Thompson traded: Round 4 (109) for Round 4 (115) and Round 6 (185).


Thompson traded: Round 2 (47) and Round 7 (235) for Round 2 (63), Round 3 (89), and Round 6 (191).
Thompson traded: Round 4 (112) for Round 4 (119) and Round 6 (192).

Over the next two weeks, we'll look at potential mock trades that Thompson will pull off on draft day.

Viva Cohiba,

Talkin' S-Mac.


Stack said...


The Green Bay Packers are expected to meet with North Carolina defensive end-linebacker Hilee Taylor today. The Packers also invited former Villanova tight end Matt Sherry for a visit to Green Bay on Wednesday.
The Packers are expected to bolster both the defensive line and linebacker position in the upcoming NFL draft. Neither Taylor nor Sherry are expected to be selected high in the draft. Both players were not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in February, so the Packers are likely doing their homework and taking a closer look.

Taylor (6-foot-2, 244 pounds) had career highs of 10.5 sacks and 49 tackles while starting all 12 games during his senior year as a weak-side defensive end for the Tar Heels. Some experts feel he will be drafted as an outside linebacker in the NFL, though, if he bulks up could be used as a pass-rushing defensive end.

Taylor also has meet with Jacksonville and is scheduled to meet with the New York Giants early next week. A source says Taylor drew the most interest from New England, Jacksonville, Dallas and Oakland during North Carolina’s pro day this spring.

Sherry (6-3, 250) was a starter the past three seasons at Villanova. He caught a career-high 37 passes for 461 yards and five touchdowns last year. He had surgery on both shoulders after tearing his labrums in 2005. Still, he bounced back to play in all 11 games in 2006, starting seven.

According to Pro Football Weekly, Sherry is athletic and had good downfield speed. However, he is narrow-framed and lacks bulk strength. PFW also says Sherry lacks toughness, and does not play strong and physical.

Talkin' S-Mac said...

A few draft ramblings:

Posted by Mike Florio on April 11, 2008, 11:06 a.m.

With the mediocre 40-yard dash generated by Oklahoma Malcolm Kelly and the ill-advised decision to blame the school for his performance, the receiver whom many thought had the best shot at being picked in round one is now likely to fall out of the first round.

And with Kelly’s stock dropping, some league insiders believe that there now could be no receiver picked in round one this year.

Other pass-catchers who are sliding include Limas Sweed of Texas and Early Doucet of LSU.

The last time round one expired without a receiver being drafted was in 1990. That year, Alexander Wright, Reggie “The Human Bobblehead” Rembert, and Mike Bellamy were all second-round selections.

Two years ago, Santonio Holmes was the only receiver selected in the first round, at No. 25.

Posted by Mike Florio on April 11, 2008, 10:56 a.m.

With the draft 15 days away, we’re hearing that plenty of teams want to trade down. The only problem? No one wants to trade up.

Whether it’s the result of a less-than-stellar group at the top of the board or the out-of-whack financial investment required to take a top-ten pick or the picks that need to be given up to make a move north, no one is interested.

It doesn’t mean a trade or two won’t happen. Indeed, this year might be the best year for someone to try to bust the existing trade chart, since the teams that would have to trade up would have leverage, given the number of teams that want to move down.

Talkin' S-Mac said...

A couple of other prospects to look into:

Ernie Wheelwright, WR, Minnesota. With the loss of Bubba Franks, the Packers are in need of a red-zone target. He's a WR, but he'd also might be the big target the Packers are missing inside the 20. A late round prospect.

Ted Thompson has shown the desire to draft small school WR's. See James Jones, Greg Jennings. Could this year's prospect be Jerome Simpson? I've watched his "youtube" videos. He reminds of Jones.

William Franklin, WR, Missouri is another thought. Looks the part. A workout wonder. Played against big time competition. Numbers aren't spectacular. Worth a look.