NFL Draft 2017 begins Thursday, April 27, at 8 p.m. ET with the first round. The final two rounds will be completed during the next two days.
Below find start times and TV channels for the NFL Draft.
What time is the 2017 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 27?
The 2017 NFL Draft begins at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 27.
Friday, the NFL Draft begins at 7 p.m. ET, and on Saturday, it starts at noon ET.
What TV channel is the 2017 NFL Draft on?
The 2017 NFL Draft will be shown live on ESPN and NFL Network.
2017 NFL Draft preview, order
The 2017 NFL Draft has some intrigue at the top, since outside of Texas A&M pass rusher Myles Garrett, there’s no consensus on any of the teams picking after the Browns at No. 1.
Meanwhile, there are no clear-cut opinions from the industry on quarterbacks. Clemson’s Deshaun Watson has performed on college football’s biggest stage, but there’s some debate about whether his accuracy is good enough to survive at the NFL level. That’s why North Carolina’s Mitch Trubisky is expected to be the first QB off the board; the Browns are reportedly interested in him with their second pick, No. 12. Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer and Texas Tech’s Pat Mahomes are two other signal callers who should make some noise during the draft.
NFL.com’s four mock drafts all have Watson going to a different team — one to the Jets, Browns, Jaguars and Texans. All four have drafted quarterbacks recently but could be in the market for a new one.
SEC defensive players, as they often do, will dominate the first round. Six players from the league are expected to go within the top 15. Defensive linemen and cornerbacks in general will fill the top half of the first round.
Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers is another polarizing prospect in this draft. Without a position, he’s not a clear fit anywhere. He projects as a safety in the NFL after playing a hybrid “viper” position for the Wolverines. Many don’t think he has the skills in coverage to survive in the secondary, but isn’t big enough to compete at the line of scrimmage.
NFL Draft first-round order
1. Cleveland Browns
2. San Francisco 49ers
3. Chicago Bears
4. Jacksonville Jaguars
5. Tennessee Titans (from Los Angeles Rams)
6. New York Jets
7. Los Angeles Chargers
8. Carolina Panthers
9. Cincinnati Bengals
10. Buffalo Bills
11. New Orleans Saints
12. Cleveland Browns (from Philadelphia Eagles)
13. Arizona Cardinals
14. Philadelphia Eagles (from Minnesota Vikings)
15. Indianapolis Colts
16. Baltimore Ravens
17. Washington Redskins
18. Tennessee Titans
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
20. Denver Broncos
21. Detroit Lions
22. Miami Dolphins
23. New York Giants
24. Oakland Raiders
25. Houston Texans
26. Seattle Seahawks
27. Kansas City Chiefs
28. Dallas Cowboys
29. Green Bay Packers
30. Pittsburgh Steelers
31. Atlanta Falcons
32. New Orleans Saints (from Patriots)