Originally Posted by cvv84
1) He has re-established the overall depth of the team
5) He isn't affraid to get rid of mistakes i.e. Ahmad Carroll and Marquand Manuel
Mostly though he's failed to hit on his top picks other than Aaron Rodgers.
These are two of Thompson's best attributes. Sure he has missed on a few of the top picks but he's gotten good depth in almost every draft and that really helps down the stretch.
Furthermore, being able to admit a mistake and fix it, is a big plus. If a player has shown promise by 2-3 years - cut or bench him. I feel as though, in the Sherman days, we held on to a lot of players who we should have cut or benched.