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Pack welcomes Walker

While Mike Sherman was named GM back in February 2001, the 2002 NFL Draft marked his first true solo effort. Last April, the Packers' War Room did not include Ron Wolf for the first time since 1991; that means that Sherman had experienced the 2000 draft as a coach alongside the veteran GM Wolf, and experienced 2001 as the new GM with Wolf as his mentor. <p>

So how did Sherman fare on his first venture alone at the helm? Time will be the judge, but so far that initial effort looks pretty good. Green Bay traded up to get wide receiver Javon Walker from Florida State with the 20th pick of the first round. That deal meant that their original pick, No. 28, as well as their second-round pick (60) went to the Seahawks. Walker was fourth among receivers...

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