Packers traded up to jump in front of the very OT needy Bears, who reportedly were upset they missed out on Spriggs, traded down and got an even better player, though at OG.
Spriggs had GREAT physical potential... and really I think that fits the mold of what Gute is looking for more than what Thompson normally went for.
I didn't like Spriggs simply because he should have developed a hell lot more as a 4 year college starter, he looked less developed than a 2 year starter. But I couldn't argue with the potential upside if he could develop, I just didn't think he had a good track record of developing.
I questioned releasing OT Murphy before OT Spriggs. I thought Murphy developed better...
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