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2017 NFL Draft: What time do the Detroit Lions pick?

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What time should you expect the Detroit Lions to make their picks this weekend?

NFL: 2016 NFL Draft Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Though the NFL Draft is an exciting event for all 32 teams, it can drag on a little if you’re only interested in your specific team. The entire first round alone typically takes over 3.5 hours to complete, and some people just don’t have that kind of time on their hands.

The NFL Draft will start on Thursday April 27 at 8 p.m ET for just the first round. On Friday, starting at 7 p.m. ET, the second and third rounds will commence. Then on Saturday, the final four rounds of the draft will begin at noon.

Here’s how much time each team will have to decide on their picks in each round:

Round 1: 10 minutes per pick
Round 2: 7 minutes per pick
Round 3-6: 5 minutes per pick
Round 7: 4 Minutes per pick

The Detroit Lions currently hold the 21st pick in the NFL Draft. Last year, the Texans ended up picking 21st overall (after trading up) and made their selection right around 10:30 p.m. ET.

With that in mind, here are the estimated pick times for all of the Lions’ eight draft picks based on last year’s results.

Thursday, April 27

Round 1, Pick 21: 10:32 p.m. ET

Friday, April 28

Round 2, Pick 53 overall: 9 p.m. ET

Round 3, Pick 85 overall: 10:43 p.m. ET

Saturday, April 29

Round 4, Pick 128 overall: 1:35 p.m. ET

Round 5, Pick 165 overall: 3:15 p.m. ET

Round 6, Pick 205 overall: 4:55 p.m. ET

Round 6, Pick 215 overall: 5:15 p.m. ET

Round 7, Pick 250 overall: 6:30 p.m. ET

Obviously, these times are subject to change if the Lions decide to trade out of any of their draft picks. Last year, however, Lions general manager didn’t swing a single draft day trade.