Ted Thompson's top 5 NFL draft hits, misses
Ted Thompson earned a reputation as a top-notch judge of NFL draft talent, particularly early in his 13-year run as Green Bay Packers general manager.
Here's a look at the five best and five worst selections Thompson made during his time directing the Packers' draft:
First round, 2005
The first pick Thompson ever made for the Packers set up the franchise for more than a decade of continued title contention.
Second round, 2005
If not for a career-ending neck injury, Collins might have been on a Hall of Fame track.
First round, 2009
Though he has declined in his 30s, there was a time Matthews belonged on the short list of elite, difference-making pass rushers in the league.
Fourth round, 2013
A franchise left tackle is almost impossible to find in the fourth round, but that’s what Bakhtiari has become.
Fourth round, 2008
Though he was shockingly released before the 2016 season, Sitton was a three-time All-Pro at left guard and longtime fixture on the Packers' offensive line.
First round, 2007
Injuries prevented Harrell from ever becoming a serviceable NFL player, and his career ended with less than 300 snaps in just 14 games played.
First round, 2011
A devastating knee injury wrecked Sherrod’s career, rendering him a wasted first-round pick.
Second round, 2012
The Packers needed an impact defensive lineman when they traded up to draft Jerel Worthy in the second round, and instead got four starts and only 16 games.
Second round, 2008
If not for Rodgers’ ascension, Brohm might’ve been Thompson’s worst pick after the second-round pick lasted only one season in Green Bay.
Fourth round, 2006
The wide receiver from TCU never played a snap in the NFL.