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Top 5 Compensatory Selections for Green Bay Packers Under GM Ted Thompson

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Top 5 Compensatory Selections under GM Ted Thompson

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General manager Ted Thompson and the rest of the Packers organization will learn the fate of their 2014 NFL Draft compensatory picks this week at the NFL Owners Meeting in Orlando. The highest value a player can be worth is a third-round selection and is largely complied of two components: salary and playing time. Green Bay has taken advantage of these selections throughout Thompson's tenure, and these are the ones that have stood out.

5. LT Marshall Newhouse

Marshall Newhouse
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5. LT Marshall Newhouse

Marshall Newhouse
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Coming out of TCU, there was reason to believe Newhouse could be a solid contributor for the offensive line. He was a big body with the necessary physical traits to succeed at the next level. However, the 2010 fifth-round compensatory pick never materialized during his time in Green Bay due in large part to poor footwork in handling quick defensive ends off the edge. He will get a second chance in 2014 with the Cincinnati Bengals.

4. CB Davon House

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4. CB Davon House

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The 2011 NFL Draft product has been a key fixture on Green Bay's special team units and has occasionally seen action in the nickel package, especially with the injuries in the secondary. In 2013, he registered 44 combined tackles and one interception. By no means has the New Mexico State attendee been a world stopper on the defensive side of the ball, but he's cheap and has performed above his fourth-round compensatory pick value.

3. DT Josh Boyd

Josh Boyd
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3. DT Josh Boyd

Josh Boyd
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The Packers have tried desperately to address the lack of pass rush the last few years, particularly toward the back end of the draft, and the organization could have found a keeper with Boyd. His 2013 rookie stats don't jump off the page, but one of his promising contributions is his raw skill set. The fifth-round compensatory pick has an aggressive first step and uses his athleticism and finesse to track down opposing ball carriers.

2. DT Mike Daniels

Mike Daniels
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2. DT Mike Daniels

Mike Daniels
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While the aforementioned compensatory-round products have provided a nice lift in a secondary role, defensive end Mike Daniels has risen to the ranks of the starting lineup. Ever since he stepped onto the Green Bay facilities in 2012, he has adapted to the quick learning curve of defensive coordinator Dom Capers' schemes, appearing in 30 of 32 games the past two seasons. His 23-tackle season in 2013 was first among the defensive tackles.

1. LG Josh Sitton

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1. LG Josh Sitton

Josh Sitton
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Sitton might have been the biggest steal of all within Thompson's compensatory picks. Not only has he vaulted himself to the starting lineup like Daniels, but he has performed at an All-Pro level, as evident in his spot on this year's second team. The 2008 fourth-round compensatory's performance has paved the way for running backs past and present to find the open hole and protected Aaron Rodgers, allowing only 8.5 sacks in four seasons.