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2005 NFL Draft a reminder for Packers GM Thompson

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It's highly unlikely, but the Packers would love to enjoy the same good fortune at the NFL Draft Thursday as they enjoyed 10 years ago.

In 2005, a certain quarterback unexpectedly fell to them at number 24.

That Aaron Rodgers fella has worked out well.

Rodgers had the luxury of sitting behind Brett Favre for three seasons.

The player the Packers pick Thursday will likely need to make an immediate impact.

Inside linebacker and cornerback are the hot spots for the Packers, who are picking at number 30.

But that 2005 draft serves as a reminder to expect the unexpected.

"Sometimes you like a guy but you know he's never going to get to you. You can't trade up and you just live with it. Every once in a while a guy stays on the board a little longer and you're fortunate enough o get a really good player and other teams may not appreciate as much. But again, I don't have any secrets. And if I did I wouldn't tell you," Packers General Manager Ted Thompson said during his pre-draft news conference.

The first round starts at 7 PM Thursday.

Rounds two and three are Friday with the rounds 4-7 set for Saturday.

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