The Green Bay Packers will welcome another rookie class to their roster this week through the NFL Draft, held tonight through Saturday at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Armed with seven of their own selections - plus one compensatory pick - the Packers will have plenty of opportunities to add more talent and depth to their roster. All picks are eligible to be traded except for the compensatory choice.
Green Bay enters the draft with eight selections for the third time in the past six years (also 2008 and 2010).
For the third straight year, the event will begin in prime time, with Round 1 tonight beginning at 7:00 p.m. Rounds 2-3 also will be held in prime time, beginning on Friday, April 26, at 5:30 p.m. Rounds 4-7 will complete the draft on Saturday, April 27, starting at 11 a.m.
The time allotted in between picks will remain the same. Teams will have 10 minutes in between selections in the first round and seven minutes between each choice for Round 2. Each subsequent round will allow up to five minutes in between picks. A look at where Green Bay currently stands in the draft order:
Round - Round # - Overall #
1 – 26 - 26
2 – 25 - 55
3 – 26 - 88
4 – 25 - 122
5 - 26 - 159
5 - 34 - 167 (compensatory)
6 - 25 - 193
7 - 26 – 232