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Happy 2017 NFL Draft Day! Here Is Everything You Need To Know About This Weekend

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Let’s be honest, the NFL Draft has been circled on our calendars since the day the Chicago Bears were eliminated from playoff contention.

Perhaps, some of us might have been looking forward to this date before that date even came about. In either case, we’re here and we’ve made it. Give yourselves a round of applause for surviving through this point of the offseason. The reward for your patience (and suffering through a 3-13 season) is the Bears receiving the third pick in the draft. Hooray. Here’s hoping the player chosen with that selection is everything our dreams could imagine.

Here is everything you need to know about the 2017 NFL Draft:

LOCATION

After back-to-back years in Chicago, the NFL shipped the draft out to Philadelphia. And in what is a first for the NFL Draft, it will be held outdoors in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Picks will be announced in an outdoor theater built on what you might know as the steps made famous by the Rocky movies.


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NFL DRAFT SCHEDULE

  • Thursday, April 27: Round 1, 7 p.m. CT
  • Friday, April 28: Rounds 2-3, 6 p.m. CT
  • Saturday, April 29: Rounds 4-7, 11 a.m. CT

Want to watch the draft? Of course you do. You can tune into ESPN or NFL Network for live coverage. For online updates, you can view on WatchESPN or NFL.com

WHEN WILL THE BEARS PICK?

Great question. Here are the Bears’ scheduled picks as of this deadline:

  • Round 1: Pick 3
  • Round 2: Pick 36
  • Round 3: Pick 67
  • Round 4: Picks 111, 117
  • Round 5: Pick 147
  • Round 6: None
  • Round 7: Pick 221

WHEN WILL THE BEARS’ RIVALS PICK?

Also a great question. Knowing the enemy is a must, right?

  • Packers: 1-29, 2-61, 3-93, 4-134, 5-172, 5-182, 6-212, 7-247
  • Lions: 1-21, 2-53, 3-85, 4-127, 5-165, 6-205, 6-215, 7-250
  • Vikings: 2-48, 3-79, 3-86, 4-120, 4-128, 5-160, 6-199, 7-232

WHO OWNS THE FIRST PICK?

The Cleveland Browns, who finished 1-15 in 2016, earned the right to pick first today.

WHAT DOES THE FIRST-ROUND DRAFT ORDER LOOK LIKE?

  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)

You can check out the entire seven-round draft order here.

HOW MUCH TIME PER PICK?

  • Round 1: 10 minutes
  • Round 2: 7 minutes
  • Rounds 3-6: 5 minutes
  • Round 7: 4 minutes

WHO ARE THE BEARS GOING TO DRAFT?

We’ll find that out later tonight. For an educated guess, you can check out the latest mock drafts here, as well as positional previews for quarterbacks, wide receivers/tight ends, defensive linemen, and defensive backs.


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Luis Medina

Luis is the Lead Writer at The Ten-Yard Line, and you can find him on Twitter at @lcm1986.