Packers General Manager Ted Thompson bailed out of the first round last night, and he wants to make sure everyone knows the top pick of the second round is available. Via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, Thompson made it clear tonight’s first choice (the 33rd overall) is very much for sale. “Oh yeah, you can put that down,” Thompson said. “That will save us a couple of phone calls. We’re taking calls.” The Packers bypassed the chance to pick 29th last night when the Browns had to have tight end David Njoku. For their troubles, they got the 33rd and 108th picks, giving Thompson the first picks tonight and tomorrow (when the fourth round begins). What he’s hoping for is a bidding war to develop today.
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Professional football players are in pristine shape, which many achieve by following a strict diet and exercise program. Buffalo Bills players normally follow a very regimented diet. The Buffalo News reports that players are given individualized meal plans, follow a strict eating schedule, and participate in an exercise program. That doesn’t mean they don’t occasionally cut loose, though.
Kendall Wright, Justin Hunter, Dorial Green-Beckham, and Kenny Britt have contributed to my nerves here. An offseason that started with Wright cleaning out his locker, then a Brandin Cooks trade, then draft prospects…it looks like we will be discussing wide receivers all offseason, yet again. The first round didn’t go as expected, but I don’t blame Jon Robinson one bit.
Ted Thompson wanted to make one thing clear to the NFL's other 31 general managers Thursday night: Having already traded the Green Bay Packers' first-round pick to the Cleveland Browns to move back, he's willing to do so again on Day 2 of the draft. ''Oh yeah,'' Thompson said with a smile. The Packers sent the 29th overall pick to the Browns to move back four spots to the first pick of Friday's second round (No. 33).