Beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET on Thursday night, the 2017 NFL Draft will take place from along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Cleveland Browns are officially on the clock, after finishing 1-15 last season. Not only will they pick first overall, but also at No. 12, as they try to pull the organization out of the cellar of the NFL.
Joining the Browns with two first round picks are the Tennessee Titans and New Orleans Saints, who got the extra pick in the first round due to trades they made last year and this year, respectively. Unlike the Browns, the Titans and Saints could be playoff teams next season, so it will be interesting to see how they bolster their roster throughout the three days.
Myles Garrett of Texas A&M is the consensus choice for the first overall pick, but things can change in a heartbeat when it comes to the NFL Draft. Garrett polished off a fantastic collegiate career by having an incredible showing at the NFL Scouting Combine, and then outdoing himself at his Pro Day. This is a defense-heavy draft, and with no real franchise quarterback in this draft class, this draft is certain to have some fireworks.
Here is how to watch the action online.
The start times for each day are listed below.
Round 1: Thursday, April 27, 8:00pm ET
Rounds 2-3: Friday, April 28, 7:00pm ET
Rounds 4-7: Saturday, April 29, 12:00pm ET
Philadelphia hosted the first NFL Draft back in 1936, though that event was held inside the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. The 2017 version is sure to be a spectacle, as Philadelphia has some of the most beautiful historical landmarks in the country. Originally not scheduled to have a first round pick, the hometown Eagles will pick at No. 14, after trading Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings prior to the 2016 regular season.