Steeler fans, this year’s draft will prove to be an exciting one as the picks roll in from all around the league. The Steelers, who have the 17th overall pick, have a different priority depending on who you ask. Will they go with a wide receiver like Cordell Patterson? Or what about safety Kenny Vaccaro? Or will OLB Jarvis Jones be correct in his assertion that he won’t go past the 17th pick and the Steelers?
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In case you aren’t sure, here’s the breakdown of this week’s draft times and stats:
WHEN: 8:00 PM ET, Thursday, April 25 (Round 1). 6:30 PM ET, Friday, April 26 (Rounds 2-3). Noon ET, Saturday, April 27 (Rounds 4-7).
The first round will conclude on Thursday by approximately 11:15 PM ET. In 2012, the first round consumed exactly three hours. The second and third rounds will conclude on Friday by approximately 10:30 PM ET. The draft will conclude by approximately 7:30 PM ET on Saturday with the final four rounds.
TIME LIMITS: Round 1: 10 minutes per selection. Round 2: Seven minutes per selection. Rounds 3 through 7: Five minutes per selection.
TELEVISION: NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN 2 will televise the draft on all three days.
INTERNET & MOBILE: Live streaming on Thursday, April 25 at 8:00 PM ET and Friday, April 26 at 6:30 PM ET, NFL.com Live Presented by Courtyard provides comprehensive coverage of the 2013 NFL Draft from Radio City Music Hall. On Saturday, NFL.com Live will stream NFL Network’s coverage of Rounds 4-7 beginning at 12 Noon ET. Throughout the live stream broadcasts, NFL.com’s “Cover it Live” blogging tool offers fans a unique forum to voice their opinions, and interact with fellow fans and NFL Network analysts.