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2018 NFL Draft Round 1: Date, time, TV schedule, draft order, more

Everything you need to know about Round 1 of the 2018 NFL Draft.

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The long, long wait is over. It’s been nearly four full months since the Detroit Lions’ 2017 season has ended. Since that very moment, many fans have turned their entire focus to the 2018 NFL Draft. And on Thursday, their patience will finally be rewarded.

The first round of the NFL Draft will take place on Thursday, and the Lions currently have the 20th overall pick in the first round. Just about anything can happen that late in the draft, and there’s no guarantee Detroit holds onto that pick anyhow.

So to witness the long-awaited event of the offseason, be sure to tune in Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET. Here’s all of the TV information you’re going to need.

Day 1: Round 1

When: Thursday, April 26—8 p.m. ET
Time per pick: 10 minutes
TV channels: ESPN, NFL Network, FOX (playing NFL Network broadcast)
Online streaming:; WatchESPN; FoxSportsGo
Approximate time of Lions pick: 10:15-10:30 p.m.

And here’s a look at the first-round draft order:

1. Cleveland Browns
2. New York Giants
3. New York Jets (from Indianapolis Colts)
4. Cleveland Browns (from Houston Texans)
5. Denver Broncos
6. Indianapolis Colts (from New York Jets)
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
8. Chicago Bears
9. San Francisco 49ers
10. Oakland Raiders
11. Miami Dolphins
12. Buffalo Bills (from Cincinnati Bengals)
13. Washington
14. Green Bay Packers
15. Arizona Cardinals
16. Baltimore Ravens
17. Los Angeles Chargers
18. Seattle Seahawks
19. Dallas Cowboys
20. Detroit Lions
21. Cincinnati Bengals (from Buffalo Bills)
22. Buffalo Bills (from Kansas City Chiefs)
23. New England Patriots (from Los Angeles Rams)
24. Carolina Panthers
25. Tennessee Titans
26. Atlanta Falcons
27. New Orleans Saints
28. Pittsburgh Steelers
29. Jacksonville Jaguars
30. Minnesota Vikings
31. New England Patriots
32. Philadelphia Eagles

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