Cheesehead TV welcomes Chris Squire for a series of articles leading up to the NFL Draft at the end of April. Today, Chris takes a look at the new draft format and how that could potentially benefit the Packers.
The National Football League is trying to create more interest in the draft by going to a different format.What will that mean for the Green Bay Packers? Ted Thompson has some interesting things to say.
No matter how much we 'study' these college kids between February and late April when they are selected by their respective pro franchises, there will be some who think Ted made a good choice at 23, there will be some who think Ted made a horrible choice at 23, and there will be some who curse Ted for the Justin Harrell pick - still. And despite all that is said and all that is written, nothing will matter until that guy steps on the field and does something.
Ted Thompson has clearly committed to the teams "improve from within" mantra. He has a team that went from 6-10 to a Wild-Card berth and a first round exit in the playoffs. That's improvement. But the next step is the toughest - ensuring the team doesn't experience the terrible slide that saw it spiral from a 13-3 Championship game participant to the aforementioned 6-10 squad.
"I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious."