Welcome to Draft Day 2003
Coach Sherman

Posted Apr 26, 2003


As the Packers prepare to match wits with 31 other teams and predict the future in today's NFL Draft, here are some facts and figures to help fans follow the proceedings from their own "war rooms."


Down to business:

Here are the Packers' picks round-by-round:

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

Location: The draft is headquartered in its traditional home, New York City, in the Theater at Madison Square Garden. The Packers will enjoy new posh digs with a state-of-the-art "war room" in the heart of the Lambeau Field Atrium.

Cast: The Packers' representative in NYC is Al Treml, who served for many years as the team's video driector. Treml will receive directives from Green Bay, then relay each choice to NFL Commisioner Paul Tagliabue and other league officials for announcement at the podium.

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 meet the press.

On the Clock:

NFL Draft Rounds: Seven rounds - Rounds 1 (beginning 11 a.m. CDT) 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).

Keeping up:

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. Press conferences will be carried on local television and radio outlets, as well as ESPN News. Stay tuned to PackerReport.com for updates throughout the draft.

The Competition:

Overall, the draft includes 262 picks, including 13 by the Texans - although the Packers aren't far behind with 11. Four teams will have two selections each in the first round - New England (Nos. 14 and 19), New Orleans (17 and 18), Chicago: (13 and 22) and Oakland (31 and 32). Atlanta, Miami, Tampa Bay and Washington do not have first-round picks.



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