You may think the ninth pick in the draft is an easy decision but there’s a good chance when the pick is announced, you stand up and yell “WHAT?!”
That’s the PG version of course. If we don’t get Everette or Raji or one of the other favorites, vulgarities will be shouted. Furniture will be kicked, things will be thrown against walls. I mean I told that remote not to be in the room today… I’m sorry, where was I?
Right! The draft.
When we had the fifth pick in the draft the other year, it was pretty obvious we would get Hawk. It made sense for several reasons. The further you get on that draft list, the more crazy and unpredictable things can get.
Especially when your general manager is Ted Thompson, the man who picked Justin Harrell with the 16th overall pick in 2007. Not Greg Olsen. Not Michael Griffin. Justin Harrell, who I have no problem with saying is a bust.
Thompson took a risk with Harrell and it did NOT pay off. Thompson does what he think is best for the team, and sometimes it’s risky and not very popular. Let’s all recall the 2005 draft when we drafted a quarterback in the first round! This was a year after Favre led the team to a 10-6 record and a trip to the playoffs!
But that’s just how he rolls. It was risky in 2006 to draft a wide receiver from Western Michigan in the second round. Western Michigan! Are you kidding me?! We all know that little boy turned out to be Greg Jennings.
I can go on and on about how some of the unpredictable draft moves made by Thompson have gone off to pay dividends but hopefully you get the point. Hopefully I won’t have to write several versions of this like I did with my free agent “be patient” pieces. It’s up to you guys to be cool if you want to avoid that! Be cool. Be cool like the other side of the pillow.
Where was I?
The draft! I remember now. My point is there’s going to be some craziness during draft weekend. Be prepared for it. Be prepared to be mad! Be prepared to be happy! Be prepared to know that while Green Bay’s 3rd round pick is coming up, Ted will likely trade it so we pick in half hour, and then when that pick comes up, he’s traded it again!
When that ninth pick comes, expect the unexpected.
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