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Thompson Must Take Dive Into Top Tackle Class

LT Chad Clifton (Jonathan Daniel/Getty)

Draft history does not lie: If you want a quality offensive tackle, you take him in the first round. Packer Report delves into Ted Thompson's draft history and NFL draft history to add perspective to the importance of finding an heir to Chad Clifton.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy on Friday said he wants Chad Clifton and Mark Tauscher back for the 2010 team. Good thinking. It's not like there's a Plan B to replace them. McCarthy, general manager Ted Thompson and the entire coaching and personnel staffs are in Indianapolis for the Scouting Combine. The Packers hold the 23rd pick of the first round. The Packers have needs. They don't have anyone...

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