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2017 NFL DRAFT TO KICK OFF IN PRIMETIME AT 8:00 PM ET

ON THURSDAY NIGHT, APRIL 27

22 TOP PROSPECTS & 13 NCAA HEAD COACHES

TO ATTEND NFL DRAFT

Twenty-two top prospects, who are expected to be selected on Thursday or Friday night (April 27-28), are confirmed to attend the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia, the NFL announced today.

Louisiana State leads all colleges with three players in attendance, while the Pac-12 leads all conferences with seven prospects confirmed to attend the event.

Thirteen NCAA head coaches will join their players in the green room as they await their selections.

The draft begins with the first round on Thursday night, April 27 and continues Friday, April 28, with Rounds 2-3. The draft will conclude on Saturday, April 29 with Rounds 4-7.

The NFL Draft, which had been held in Chicago in each of the past two years, returns to Philadelphia for the first time since 1961. Philadelphia’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel served as the location of the first NFL Draft in 1936. The city also hosted the event in 1949-50, 1953-54, 1956 (Rounds 1-3) and 1957-61.

The players confirmed to attend this year’s NFL Draft:

1) Jamal Adams S Louisiana State   12) Marshon Lattimore CB Ohio State
2) Jonathan Allen DT Alabama   13) Malik McDowell DT Michigan State
3) Chidobe Awuzie CB Colorado   14) Takkarist McKinley LB UCLA
4) Derek Barnett DE Tennessee   15) Ryan Ramczyk T Wisconsin
5) Garett Bolles T Utah   16) Haason Reddick LB Temple
6) Gareon Conley CB Ohio State   17) Cam Robinson T Alabama
7) Corey Davis WR Western Michigan   18) John Ross WR Washington
8) Leonard Fournette RB Louisiana State   19) Solomon Thomas DE Stanford
9) Adoree’ Jackson CB Southern California   20) Mitchell Trubisky QB North Carolina
10) Kevin King CB Washington   21) Deshaun Watson QB Clemson
11) DeShone Kizer QB Notre Dame   22) Tre’Davious White CB Louisiana State

 

The college head coaches confirmed to attend this year’s NFL Draft:

1) Larry Fedora North Carolina   8) Chris Petersen Washington
2) P.J. Fleck Minnesota   9) Matt Rhule Baylor
3) Butch Jones Tennessee   10) Nick Saban Alabama
4) Brian Kelly Notre Dame   11) David Shaw Stanford
5) Urban Meyer Ohio State   12) Dabo Swinney Clemson
6) Jim Mora UCLA   13) Kyle Whittingham Utah
7) Ed Orgeron Louisiana State        

 

2017 NFL DRAFT FACTS & FIGURES

 

WHAT: 82nd Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting.
WHERE: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
WHEN: 8:00 PM ET, Thursday, April 27 (Round 1).
7:00 PM ET, Friday, April 28 (Rounds 2-3).
Noon ET, Saturday, April 29 (Rounds 4-7).
The first round will conclude on Thursday by approximately 11:30 PM ET. In 2016, the first round consumed three hours and 29 minutes. The second and third rounds will conclude on Friday by approximately 11:00 PM ET. The second and third rounds took four hours and one minute in 2016. The draft will conclude by approximately 6:30 PM ET on Saturday with the final four rounds. Rounds 4 through 7 took six hours and 35 minutes in 2016.
DRAFTING: Representatives of the 32 NFL clubs by telephone communication with their general managers, coaches and scouts.
ROUNDS: Seven Rounds – Round 1 on Thursday, April 27; Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday, April 28; and Rounds 4 through 7 on Saturday, April 29.
There will be 253 selections, including 32 compensatory choices that have been awarded to 16 teams that suffered a net loss of certain quality unrestricted free agents last year.
The following 32 compensatory choices will supplement the 221 regular choices in the seven rounds –

Round 3: Miami, 33; Carolina, 34; Baltimore, 35 (Traded to Philadelphia); Los Angeles Rams, 36 (Traded to Tennessee); Denver, 37; Seattle, 38; Cleveland, 39 (Traded to New Orleans via New England); Kansas City, 40; Pittsburgh, 41; Seattle, 42; New York Jets, 43. Round 4: Cincinnati, 32; Cleveland, 33 (Traded to Philadelphia); Los Angeles Rams, 35*; Cleveland, 36 (Traded to Houston); San Francisco, 37; Indianapolis, 38. Round 5: Cincinnati, 33; Denver, 34; Miami, 35; Arizona, 36; Kansas City, 37; Cleveland, 38; Green Bay, 39; New England, 40; Miami, 41. Round 6: Kansas City, 33; Cincinnati, 34; Kansas City, 35.

Round 7: Cincinnati, 33; Denver, 34; Denver, 35.

*As the result of League discipline, the New York Giants’ original selection in Round 4 (4-23-130) has been relegated to selection 4-34-140.  Because that pick is a regular selection, it does not appear on the above list of compensatory draft selections.­­­

^Compensatory picks may be traded this year. A rule change approved by clubs in 2015 will permit compensatory draft picks to be traded beginning in 2017.
 
TIME LIMITS: Round 1: 10 minutes per selection. Round 2: Seven minutes per selection. Rounds 3 through 6, including Compensatory Picks: Five minutes per selection. Round 7, including Compensatory Picks: Four minutes per selection.
TELEVISION & RADIO: The 2017 NFL Draft will be televised nationally by NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN 2 and can be heard nationwide on Westwood One Radio, SiriusXM NFL Radio and TuneIn Radio.
 
INTERNET: Starting at 8:00 PM ET on Thursday, April 27, NFL Now Live Presented by Courtyard provides comprehensive online coverage of the first round of the NFL Draft. Host Matt “Money” Smith anchors the coverage from NFL Network’s studios, alongside NFL Media draft analysts Bucky Brooks and Lance Zierlein. Brooks provides instant draft grades and analysis immediately following each selection, while Zierlein continually ranks the best players still available. Throughout NFL Now’s coverage, NFL Network analysts such as LaDainian Tomlinson, Kurt Warner, Willie McGinest and David Carr join to provide their analysis of the selections, while Marc Istook monitors social trends and fan reaction in real time. From Philadelphia, Dave Dameshek interviews first-round selections, current NFL players and legends, and Colleen Wolfe provides the sights and sounds from the NFL Draft Experience. Additionally, NFL Fantasy experts Michael Fabiano and Marcas Grant offer instant fantasy advice.

NFL Now Live continues Friday, April 28 at 7:00 PM ET and Saturday, April 29 at Noon ET, and is the only place to view the real-time announcement of every pick of the entire 2017 NFL Draft.

NFL Now Live can be accessed at NFL.com/Now and through the official mobile app of the NFL, NFL Mobile from Verizon, as well as the NFL app on connected TV devices such as Xbox One, and on desktop and tablet devices such as the NFL app on Windows 10.

MOBILE: Exclusively for Verizon customers, NFL Mobile offers a live stream of the NFL Network’s 2017 NFL Draft coverage, where fans can watch in it’s entirely the excitement of every pick, from every round live from Philadelphia. Other features available through NFL Mobile are a live draft tracker, and all of the news and on-demand video featuring draft and team analysis. For more information, visit your app store or NFL.com/Mobile. Data usage applies for app download and use. Available on iOS, Android and Windows.

Live streaming of NFL Network is available via Watch NFL Network on tablet (NFL Mobile, Watch NFL Network and NFL on Windows 10 apps), PC (NFL.com/watch), Xbox One and Xbox 360 (NFL on Xbox app) and other connected TV devices (NFL app on Apple TV, PlayStation 4, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV). Watch NFL Network access is available for NFL Network subscribers of participating TV providers. For more information, go to NFL.com/nflnetwork.

2017 FIRST ROUND DRAFT ORDER

# Team
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 New England Patriots)

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