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NFL Draft Countdown

The NFL Draft is just 9 days away; to help speed the countdown along, will keep Packer Draft Facts at fans' fingertips.<P> Today: Mike Sherman's first draft class. Next: 2002 Draft - Sherman flies solo<P> Since given the title Executive Vice President/General Manager to wear along with his Head Coach hat on Feb. 1, 2001, Mike Sherman has crafted two draft classes and is about to embark on a third.<P>

In a gesture of trust and transition, the recently-retired GM extraordinaire Ron Wolf played co-pilot for Sherman's first draft, April 21-22,2001. Two full seasons later, the jury is still out on that crew -- including a relatively-high first round pick and four picks in the first 72. With the 10th overall pick in that draft (from Seattle in the Matt Hassselbeck trade), Green Bay... Recommended Stories