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MintBaconDrivel  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 2:02:50 AM(UTC)
PackersNews said:
Bruce Clark, the infamous Penn State defensive end who spurned Green Bay in 1980 and instead signed with the Canadian Football League, wasn't the first or the only first-round draft pick to reject the Packers and jump to a rival league.
TheKanataThrilla  
#2 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 6:30:43 AM(UTC)
I'll look at recent draft history.

Worst pick to me is Mandarich. This is not just because of hindsight either. The guy point blank told Green Bay not to pick him. He thought he was a rock star and wanted to play with the Raiders. Looking at all the gems around him, it just pisses me off that they picked a guy who wanted nothing to do with our organization and then was a bust. Fail X 2 in my opinion.


Best is Aaron Rodgers. I'll admit to being a rather pissed at the time as it made no sense to burn a first round pick on a back-up, but now we may have almost 30 years (knock on wood a deal gets done and Aaron stays healthy) with a MVP/HOF calibre quarterback. Brilliant move.
sschind  
#3 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 7:45:44 AM(UTC)
TheKanataThrilla said: Go to Quoted Post
I'll look at recent draft history.

Worst pick to me is Mandarich. This is not just because of hindsight either. The guy point blank told Green Bay not to pick him. He thought he was a rock star and wanted to play with the Raiders. Looking at all the gems around him, it just pisses me off that they picked a guy who wanted nothing to do with our organization and then was a bust. Fail X 2 in my opinion.


Best is Aaron Rodgers. I'll admit to being a rather pissed at the time as it made no sense to burn a first round pick on a back-up, but now we may have almost 30 years (knock on wood a deal gets done and Aaron stays healthy) with a MVP/HOF calibre quarterback. Brilliant move.



At least he played for them after they picked him. Bruce Clark said he wouldn't and he didn't. That make him my worst pick.

Best pick I'd have to say Bart Starr. It took him a while to click but there are still people who argue that he was the greatest packers QB ever.

Smartest pick, Aaron Rodgers but then some people call it a no brainer pick. I guess that is why I don't consider it the best pick, because it was a no brainer. Still it was not an area of pressing need so for Ted Thompson to take the chance and stash him away was a very smart move.
wpr  
#4 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 8:27:56 AM(UTC)
TheKanataThrilla said: Go to Quoted Post
I'll look at recent draft history.

Worst pick to me is Mandarich. This is not just because of hindsight either. The guy point blank told Green Bay not to pick him. He thought he was a rock star and wanted to play with the Raiders. Looking at all the gems around him, it just pisses me off that they picked a guy who wanted nothing to do with our organization and then was a bust. Fail X 2 in my opinion.


Best is Aaron Rodgers. I'll admit to being a rather pissed at the time as it made no sense to burn a first round pick on a back-up, but now we may have almost 30 years (knock on wood a deal gets done and Aaron stays healthy) with a MVP/HOF calibre quarterback. Brilliant move.


I will go with these two picks as well.

Mandy over Clark because he was a higher selection and they could have had Kevin's heartthrob, D Thomas or D Sanders instead. All three or in the Hall.

While there were good players after Clark the only first round pick that is the Hall is Art Monk.

As for Rodgers over Starr. I went with Aaron this time. It was dumb luck that he fell that far. I was thrilled to use a first round pick for a backup. Knowing Brett had been thinking about retiring and he would probably do so 2-3 years later there would be the perfect developmental stage for Aaron to hold the clipboard.
sschind  
#5 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:34:58 PM(UTC)
wpr said: Go to Quoted Post
I will go with these two picks as well.

Mandy over Clark because he was a higher selection and they could have had Kevin's heartthrob, D Thomas or D Sanders instead. All three or in the Hall.

While there were good players after Clark the only first round pick that is the Hall is Art Monk.

As for Rodgers over Starr. I went with Aaron this time. It was dumb luck that he fell that far. I was thrilled to use a first round pick for a backup. Knowing Brett had been thinking about retiring and he would probably do so 2-3 years later there would be the perfect developmental stage for Aaron to hold the clipboard.


Makes sense, maybe I'll make Mandarich my unluckiest pick for all the guys they could have had instead of him. I guess that would make Rodgers the luckiest pick.

I guess my list has 5 categories now. Best, Worst, Smartest, Luckiest and Unluckiest. Smile
flep  
#6 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:44:10 PM(UTC)
Since I've taken notice of the draft

Worst: Either Mandarich or Ahmed Carroll (What were we thinking?????

Best: Rodgers and Hawk (I don't get the hate for AJ by some on here)
PackFanWithTwins  
#7 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 3:04:55 PM(UTC)
sschind said: Go to Quoted Post
At least he played for them after they picked him. Bruce Clark said he wouldn't and he didn't. That make him my worst pick.

Best pick I'd have to say Bart Starr. It took him a while to click but there are still people who argue that he was the greatest packers QB ever.

Smartest pick, Aaron Rodgers but then some people call it a no brainer pick. I guess that is why I don't consider it the best pick, because it was a no brainer. Still it was not an area of pressing need so for Ted Thompson to take the chance and stash him away was a very smart move.


Packers were able to get a 1st round pick for clark when he decided to come back.
buckeyepackfan  
#8 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 3:38:13 PM(UTC)
Tony Mandarich has got to be the all time #1 blunder, I'll throw in The trade for John Hadle which pretty much handcuffed Bart Starr as a HC, there was no FA back then, Bart did what he could to get some talent,any talent with the picks he had left.

I'm gonna go Old School with best pick and say John Brockington, when paired with MacArthur Lane , it was a tabndem to be reckoned with and got The Packers back into the playoffs in 1972 even with a rookie QB, Scott Hunter, who could not throw very well.(then the long draught began).
PackerTraxx  
#9 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 4:39:32 PM(UTC)
I can clearly remember reading an article stating that every team in the league would have picked Aikman #1 and Madarich #2, except one. The Vikings had Mandarich #1 and Aikman #2. So I don't look at that as a Packer mistake, just a busted pick. Sure wish the Queens would have had the #1 pick that year.
TheKanataThrilla  
#10 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2013 5:27:33 PM(UTC)
PackerTraxx said: Go to Quoted Post
I can clearly remember reading an article stating that every team in the league would have picked Aikman #1 and Madarich #2, except one. The Vikings had Mandarich #1 and Aikman #2. So I don't look at that as a Packer mistake, just a busted pick. Sure wish the Queens would have had the #1 pick that year.


That may be the case, but I still don't see the point in drafting a guy who doesn't want to play for your organization. I consider it a mistake that they didn't trade the pick.

sschind  
#11 Posted : Wednesday, April 24, 2013 4:22:24 PM(UTC)
PackFanWithTwins said: Go to Quoted Post
Packers were able to get a 1st round pick for clark when he decided to come back.


Thank you for the lesson. This was rather early in my Packers fan Career and I did not know of that development, I also didn't pay much attention to the draft at that time. Was it because they still held his rights? Who did they draft with that pick do you know?

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