It is no secret that Green Bay Packers General Manager Ted Thompson takes pride in collecting draft picks.
More than a month out from the April 30-May 2 NFL Draft in Chicago, the Packers have been awarded two additional compensatory picks.
The sixth-round selections, Nos. 210 and 212, are a result of net losses in free agency the previous season. Last offseason, Green Bay lost four unrestricted free agents, the biggest of which were center Evan Dietrich-Smith and receiver James Jones.
The signings of Julius Peppers and Letroy Guion that same year didn’t count against Green Bay, as both had already been released by their previous teams.
The Packers now own nine total draft picks, with the two compensatory picks being untradeable. Green Bay will select 30th in each round.