Railbird Central Podcast: Exiting Free Agency Mode, Entering Draft Mode

A variety of NFL Draft prospects are discussed in-depth now that the first wave of free agency has slowed to a crawl.

As the first wave of free agency slows to a crawl, it's time to turn our undivided attention to the NFL Draft. A variety of players are discussed, including Alabama's Jesse Williams, Oregon State's Markus Wheaton, Wisconsin's Travis Frederick and Texas A&M's Christine Michael, all selections of the Packers in the online Twitter draft, #MockFour.

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Brian Carriveau is the author of "It's Just a Game: Big League Drama in Small Town America" and editor of Cheesehead TV's "Pro Football Draft Preview." To contact Brian, email [email protected].

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March 25, 2013 at 03:11 pm

For Packer fans the first, second, and third waves of free agency are always a crawl. No GM does less (by far) than Thompson. Not saying that's bad, but it's just the way it is and always will be until he retires.

Thompson's most active year, 2006, featured players that compensated for Mike Sherman's draft mistakes. TT does not do draft mistakes, therefore there are no holes to fill with risky FA's. You do that with minimum wage vets like Benson. Easier to not admit one's makes mistakes on draft day, and prove you're smart enough to ONLY build a roster by using the draft/rookies other team's PS cuts.

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