The 2017 NFL Draft is just hours away. Soon all 32 franchises will be boasting about their new set of players and endless optimism that comes with them. The excitement of the weekend is only matched by the drama of the event.
Sure the event is overhyped every year, and of course, every fan seems to get overly emotional about the draft. However, after the NFL Draft is over, there is absolutely nothing left to get excited about for the next three months. Savor it while you can, football fans.
To get you ready for the three-day event, we’ve gathered all of the important information regarding the draft and the Detroit Lions.
Happy Draft Day, Pride of Detroit!
NFL Draft schedule
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Start time: 8 p.m. ET
Time per pick: 10 minutes
TV: ESPN/NFL Network
Friday, April 28, 2017
Start time: 7 p.m. ET
Time per pick: 7 minutes in 2nd round, 5 minutes in 3rd round
TV: NFL Network/ESPN—Moves to ESPN2 at 8 p.m. ET
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Start time: 12 p.m ET
Time per pick: 5 minutes for Rounds 4-6, 4 minutes for Round 7.
TV: NFL Network/ESPN
2017 Detroit Lions draft picks
- Round 1, Pick 21 (21 overall)
- Round 2, Pick 21 (53 overall)
- Round 3, Pick 21 (85 overall)
- Round 4, Pick 20 (128 overall)
- Round 5, Pick 21 (165 overall)
- Round 6, Pick 21 (205 overall)
- Round 6, Pick 31 (215 overall) - Via Patriots from Kyle Van Noy trade
- Round 7, Pick 32 (250 overall) - Via Patriots from Michael Williams trade