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 2012 NFL draft

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The 2012 NFL draft took place Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 26-28:
Thursday: Round 1
Friday: Rounds 2-3
Saturday: Rounds 4-7

This special page includes predraft analyses and videos, as well as blog updates and reader chats throughout draft weekend.

Recap of the Packers' 2011 draft

• Round-by-round draft tracker.
Packers Draft Picks
Round Overall
1 28
Nick Perry
OLB/USC
6-2
271 pounds
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2 51 (from Cardinals)
Jerel Worthy
DE/Michigan State
6-2
308 pounds
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2 62 (from Patriots)
Casey Hayward
CB/Vanderbilt
5-11
185 pounds
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4 132 (compensatory)
Mike Daniels
DT/Iowa
6-1
290 pounds
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4 133 (compensatory)
Jerron McMillian
S/Maine
5-11
203 pounds
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5 163 (from Patriots)
Terrell Manning
OLB/N.C.
6-2
237 pounds
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7 241 (compensatory)
Andrew Datko
OT/Florida St.
6-6
315 pounds
Profile
7 243 (compensatory)
B.J. Coleman
QB/Tennessee-Chattanooga
6-3
233 pounds
Profile
  1. Quarterback B.J. Coleman made only seven starts at Tennessee-Chattanooga last season because of an injured throwing shoulder. File/Getty Images

    Thompson talks about his last 2 picks

    When we last heard from Packers general manager Ted Thompson, the Packers still had their two seventh-round compensatory selections to make on Saturday. Thompson wanted to take care of his media obligations before making those two picks, so he could dive right into the undrafted free agent frenzy that immediately follows the draft.

    • 4:35 PM, May. 1, 2012
  2. Iowa's Mike Daniels had surgery on a torn labrum in his shoulder in late January and  was cleared medically to work out only two weeks ago. File/Getty Images

    Packers continue press for pass rush

    Maybe Ted Thompson wasnít joking Friday night. Maybe he really has gone crazy.

    • 9:15 PM, Apr. 28, 2012
  3. Mike Vandermause column: Thompson puts current defense on notice

    Whether they want to admit it or not, most veterans pay close attention to the NFL draft.

    • 9:47 PM, Apr. 28, 2012
  4. Video: More surprises in Packers draft

    Pete Dougherty and Weston Hodkiewicz talk about Green Bay Packers GM Ted Thompson's uncharacteristic trading and the fact that he did not draft a center.

    • 10:43 PM, Apr. 28, 2012
  5.  File/Getty Images

    QB prospect Coleman lands in Green Bay with a little help from an old gunslinger

    Part of B.J. Colemanís preparation for the NFL draft included workouts in Hattiesburg, Miss., where a certain former Green Bay Packers quarterback happens to reside.

    • 9:17 PM, Apr. 28, 2012

Reporter chats

Green Bay Packers post-draft chat with Mike Vandermause

Press-Gazette sports editor Mike Vandermause chatted about the Green Bay Packers' 2012 draft and roster on Monday afternoon. A hot topic: Which of the rookies will start? To learn more, read the transcript.

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Special Reports