Is Green Bay Packers’ GM Ted Thompson Right After All (Part Two)?

April 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In my previous article, I analyzed the economics of the NFL draft and Ted Thompson’s preferences during the offseason.  In summary I concluded that yes, Ted Thompson has it right and that his method of approaching the offseason, with little attention paid to free agency and focusing on the draft is one of the most efficient and consistent methods of making a NFL team better.  Furthermore, by stressing the mid rounds where the surplus between talent and salary is at its maximum (I’ve done some more research and in terms of value, the best pick is in the middle of the second-round and the worst pick is the first overall pick), Thompson is gaining the most talent while minimizing the money needed to draft them, which can then be used to secure other players or minimize the damage in the event that the pick is a bust.  In this article I will be focusing on the psychological aspects of the draft and how Ted Thompson fares in that regard.

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