Mark Murphy describes excitement of draft night for Packers
Nov 28, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand (left) talks with Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy on the sidelines prior to a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at Ford Field. Photo: Image by Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
Packers president Mark Murphy joined Lance Allan on TMJ4 Thursday evening and discussed what he will be doing during the 2014 NFL Draft.
Murphy will be in the "war room" but admits he does not have any say in who the team will take. He also noted his admiration for the efforts of general manager Ted Thompson and his staff.
"I'm in the draft room all the time, but I'm not really a part of the process," Murphy said. "It's a fascinating process to watch and to see as it unfolds."
"I'm in the draft room all the time, but I'm not really a part of the process leading up to it," Murphy added. "It's a fascinating process to watch and see as it unfolds. It's really impressive to see Ted and to think he and his staff really have, for a full year, been putting all the time and the effort and the work and the focus all to this one day, and it's fun to see it unfold."
Murphy went on to note the importance of the draft to the Packers, as they rarely make many personnel moves in free agency or through trades. Green Bay's players usually are part of the franchise because they were drafted or signed as an undrafted free agent.
The Packers president is confident that Thompson is going to make sure the team is better when the draft is over on Saturday night.