The Packers also could not get the Randy Moss deal done. To actually see what it took to get him was a simple 4th round pick. Basically Ted Thompson decide to take OT Allen Barbre from Missouri Southern State, instead of a potential HOF WR and playmaker Randy Moss. I have to say the Packers were one of the most disappointment teams in the entire NFL draft, next to the Redskins who had the #6 pick and then didn't pick until the 5th Rd.
Ted Thompson decide to use #16 on DT Justin Harrell from Tennessee. DT seems to be a position the Packers have great depth at and honestly not a barley need at #16, instead he picks this player who is coming off a torn bicep in 2006 and has a history of injuries throughout his collegiate career. With that pick Ted Thompson passed on:
Brady Quinn QB Notre Dame, Leon Hall CB Michigan, Reggie Nelson S Florida, Michael Griffin S Texas, Greg Olsen TE Miami, Aaron Ross CB Texas, Robert Meachem WR Tennessee, Dwayne Jarrett WR USC, Dwayne Bowe WR LSU, Allan Branch DT Michigan and the list goes on.....you get the point.
If Justin Harrell does not come in and be a difference maker for the Packers D-Line, I'm calling for Ted Thompson's firing!!!!! I refuse to standby and let him single handingly destroy this storied franchise who as already lost the magic of Lambeau and its home field advantage. Now the jury is out on this year's picks and on paper it's always too early to say.
The best picks we seemed to get were at the end of the draft. I like the kicker Mason Crosby from Colorado. He was projected to be in rounds 2-3. We got him in the 6th round, but HE'S A KICKER!!!! I like Korey Hall LB from Boise State. Word is he's a special teams monster and they will convert him to FB A NEEDED POSITION!!!! I do like OT Allen Barbre, our 4th RD pick but I LIKE RANDY MOSS BETTER!!!! Barbre actually was a "gunner" on the punt team, a position usually held by speedy DB's. But the best pick for the Packers actually might be its last in Clark Harris TE Rugters. Harris is a throwback TE who's a punishing blocker, a solid receiver, who's in the top 5 in school history, and he scored a 40 on the Wonderlic test, putting in in the top 3 of the entire draft class for scores. The jury is still out on this years draft, but from a fans perspective Ted Thompson needs to do something......FAST to start improving this team.