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Packers NFL Draft Details


Packers Draft Site: Under the Packers' customary draft day procedures, selections will be transmitted from the team's new "war room" in the heart of the Atrium complex to NFL draft central in New York. Al Treml, the team's longtime former video director, again will represent the Packers at draft headquarters - the Theater at Madison Square Garden - and relay each choice to NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue (or a league representative at the podium) for formal announcement.

Draft Press Conferences: will broadcast live in RealAudio all press conferences regarding Packers draft picks.

GM/Head Coach Mike Sherman will be available to the media following the first-round selection, at the end of the day on Saturday, as well as for a wrap-up press conference approximately one hour after the Packers' final pick on Sunday.

Mark Hatley, vice president of football operations, and John Dorsey, director of college scouting, will be available to the media following the selections in Rounds 4 through 7.

Offensive Coordinator Tom Rossley, Defensive Coordinator Ed Donatell and selected position coaches and college scouts also will be made available to provide additional comments on each pick.

Packers Draft Picks: The Packers' 11 selections include single choices in each of the first, third, fourth and fifth round, three in the sixth and four in the seventh - among them four compensatory selections - one in the sixth and three in the seventh round.

They will be without a selection in the second round, that pick having been dealt to Philadelphia in the Al Harris trade, and, in turn, will collect the Eagles' fourth-round pick in completing the Harris transaction. The Packers will send their own fourth-round selection to New England to finalize last year's Terry Glenn trade and receive a sixth-round pick from Washington in compensation for the Redskins having signed safety Matt Bowen as a restricted free agent.

Overall, there will be 262 selections, including 13 by the second-year Houston Texans and 32 compensatory choices that have been awarded to 15 teams which suffered a net loss of certain quality unrestricted free agents last year.

The Texans will receive one pick in Rounds 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7 and two in Round 3. They also will receive a supplemental selection in Rounds 3 and 4 and two supplemental selections in each of rounds 6 and 7.

Four teams will have two selections each in the first round - New England (Nos. 14 and 19), New Orleans (17 and 18), N.Y. Jets (13 and 22) and Oakland (31 and 32). Atlanta, Miami, Tampa Bay and Washington do not have first-round picks.

2003 Packers Draft Picks as of 4/23

Round (Overall)

1 (29)

2 (62) To Philadelphia in CB Al Harris trade

3 (94)

4 (127) From Philadelphia with CB Al Harris

4 (128) To New England for WR Terry Glenn

5 (165)

6 (185) From Washington for S Matt Bowen (RFA)

6 (203)

6 (212) Compensatory Selection*

7 (244)

7 (253) Compensatory Selection*

7 (256) Compensatory Selection*

7 (257) Compensatory Selection*

* - cannot be traded

NFL Draft Rounds: Seven rounds - Rounds 1 through 3 Saturday, and Rounds 4 through 7 on Sunday.

NFL Draft Time Limits Round 1: 15 minutes each team; Round 2: 10 minutes each team; and Rounds 3 through 7: Five minutes each team.

Time Of Rounds (2002): (1) 5:48; (2) 3:15; (3) 1:30; (4) 1:41; (5) 1:37; (6) 1:47; (7) 1:52.

Total Time: 17 hours, 30 minutes (261 overall selections).

Television: ESPN will televise the draft in its entirety. Coverage on Saturday will run from 11 a.m., CDT, to approximately 9 p.m., CDT, and on Sunday, from 10 a.m., CDT, to approximately 5 p.m., CDT.

Packers Picks (by round): (1) 29; (2) none; (3) 94; (4) 127; (5) 165; (6) 185, 203, 212; (7) 244, 253, 256, 257 (compensatory picks in bold).

An 'Inside' Look: Packers fans, wherever they may be, will be able to watch, first hand, what is transpiring in the team's "war room" throughout the draft by visiting the club's web site A camera mounted in the Packers' draft room will be providing a continuously updated "snap shot" of the day's activities. In the process, fans will be able to see GM/Head Coach Mike Sherman and Mark Hatley, vice president of football operations, collaborating on their second draft together. Also, ESPN periodically will utilize a camera mounted in the draft room for "look-in" views around the time of the Packers' selections.

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