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NFL Draft 2017: Date, schedule, TV channels, and how to watch online

Where will Mitch Trubisky go on Day One?

NFL Combine - Day 4 Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Tonight is the 2017 NFL Draft, where we will see the future of professional football take their first steps towards stardom or oblivion. The Draft will take place over the next three days, with Round 1 starting at 8 PM. If you’re looking to tune in, ESPN, the NFL Network, NFL Now, and Watch ESPN will all be broadcasting the proceedings. Rounds 2 and 3 will take place at 7 PM on Friday, while Round 4-7 will be at noon on Saturday.

The draft order will be as follows:

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

You might be aware that several Tar Heels are eligible to be selected tonight, but how many will ultimately be taken? There are reports circling that quarterback Mitch Trubisky could be the first overall pick in the draft this year. That would be the first time UNC has had a player taken so high. The team’s other junior draft pick, running back Elijah Hood, is also expected to be a late pick.

North Carolina had 13 seniors graduate from the program at the end of the season, putting them on track to explore professional careers. Over the next three days, let’s keep track of defensive end Mikey Bart, center Lucas Crowley, safety Dominique Green, offensive tackle Jon Heck, wide receiver Mack Hollins, wide receiver Bug Howard, defensive tackle Nazair Jones, cornerback Des Lawrence, running back T.J. Logan, outside linebacker Dan Mastromatteo, offensive guard Caleb Peterson, wide receiver Ryan Switzer, and kicker Nick Weiler. Which of these players do you feel will be drafted this year?