Long road winding down for NFL teams

In some ways, planning for the draft is a lot like preparing for Sunday -- your game plan will determine your success.

Updated: April 23, 2003, 7:27 AM ET
By Randy Mueller |

Editor's note: Randy Mueller is the former general manager of the New Orleans Saints. He will be chatting with users during the upcoming NFL draft (April 26-27).

For most NFL teams, the road to this weekend's draft has been long and weary. With most teams' preparation nearly complete, let's take a look back at what has been a frantic four months for scouting staffs and coaches around the league: