Much can change between now and the end of the post-season, but as it stands the Green Bay Packers are tentatively slated to have the 24th overall pick of the 2004 NFL Draft.
The Packers finished the 2003 season tied with the Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos at 10-6. However, of those teams the Packers have a tougher strength of schedule than all those teams except Denver, allowing for a later position in the draft.
Seven teams finished the regular season with better records than the Packers.
If the Packers were to use the 24th overall choice it would be their second-latest first round pick in five years.
Last year the Packers selected middle linebacker Nick Barnett out of Oregon State with the 29th overall pick.
The Packers had the 14th overall pick in 2000 (Bubba Franks), traded up for the 10th pick in 2001 (Jamal Reynolds) and traded up for the 20th selection in 2002 (Javon Walker).
2004 NFL Draft - First Round Order
- San Diego
- Atlanta #
- Cleveland #
- Tampa Bay
- San Francisco
- New Orleans
24. Green Bay*
- St. Louis*
- Kansas City*
- New England*
*# - Subject to coin flip
- Subject to playoffs*