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About this section

The 2013 NFL draft will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 25-27:
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' 2012 draft

• Round-by-round draft tracker.
Packers Draft Picks
Round Overall
1 26
Datone Jones
DE/UCLA
6-3 7/8
283 pounds
Profile
2 61 (from 49ers)
Eddie Lacy
RB/Alabama
5-11
231 pounds
Profile
4 109 (from Saints via Dolphins)
David Bakhtiari
OT/Colorado
6-4 1/4
299 pounds
Profile
4 122
J.C. Tretter
OT/Cornell
6-3 5/8
307 pounds
Profile
4 125 (from Broncos)
Johnathan Franklin
RB/UCLA
5-10
205 pounds
Profile
5 159
Micah Hyde
CB/Iowa
5-11 3/4
197 pounds
Profile
5 167
Josh Boyd
DE/Mississippi St.
6-2 5/8
310 pounds
Profile
6 193
Nate Palmer
LB/Illinois St.
6-2
248 pounds
Profile
7 216 (from Titans via 49ers)
Charles Johnson
WR/Grand Valley St.
6-2
215 pounds
Profile
7 224 (from Cowboys via Dolphins)
Kevin Dorsey
WR/Maryland
6-1
207 pounds
Profile
7 232
Sam Barrington
LB/South Florida
6-1
235 pounds
Profile

Stories

  1. Predraft visit pays off for outside LB prospect Palmer

    Nate Palmer wasn't fooling himself. After taking only one predraft visit with the Green Bay Packers the Illinois State defensive lineman had minimal expectations for the 2013 NFL draft.

    • 7:20 PM, May. 6, 2013
  2. UCLA defensive end Datone Jones works against Oregon State offensive tackle Colin Kelly during a Sept. 22, 2012 game. Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

    A little guidance, a lot of talent take Jones from Compton to NFL, Green Bay

    Datone Jones, the second-youngest of Shondra Hall's six children, never disobeyed his mother.

    • 4:36 PM, May. 4, 2013
  3. Mississippi State's Josh Boyd sacks Wake Forest quarterback Tanner Price during a Dec. 30, 2011, game in Nashville, Tenn. File/Getty Images

    Boyd eager to adapt to Capers' defensive scheme

    The first time Mike Trgovac was introduced to Josh Boyd came prior to the 2012 NFL draft when the Green Bay Packers and their defensive line coach were looking at Mississippi State standout Fletcher Cox.

    • 7:02 PM, Apr. 30, 2013
  4. Maryland wide receiver Kevin Dorsey makes a catch over Virginia cornerback Drequan Hoskey on Oct. 13, 2012 in Charlottesville, Virginia. File/Getty Images

    Seventh-round receivers show potential beyond collegiate hiccups

    There were plenty of good reasons Charles Johnson and Kevin Dorsey were available to the Green Bay Packers in the final hour of the NFL draft this past weekend.

    • 6:22 AM, Apr. 29, 2013
  5. UCLA's Johnathan Franklin breaks away for a touchdown with Stanford's Jordan Richards, left, and Alex Carter in pursuit during the Pac-12 Championship Game on Nov. 30, 2012 in Stanford, California. File/Getty Images

    Offense set to shift gears with top RB prospects

    Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy apparently have seen enough of a punchless Green Bay Packers running game and two-deep safety defenses.

    • 7:51 AM, Apr. 28, 2013

Reporter chats

Day 3 draft chat: How it went down