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2017 NFL Draft: TV Schedule, times, draft order and more

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The draft starts at 8:00 p.m. tonight, when we’ll find out who the next young NFL stars will be.

The first round of the 2017 NFL draft starts at 8:00 p.m. ET today, and we are here for it. We’ll have coverage throughout all three days of the draft and will keep you posted on what’s happening, who the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are taking, and why.

As always, rumors and reports are flying around right now and the last few days. Three clear trends in media reports for the Bucs: they love Florida State running back Dalvin Cook (but he may not fall to them), they want to trade down, and Ohio State safety Malik Hooker could fall to them because of injury concerns.

Keep in mind that reports in the lead up to the draft are not to be trusted blindly, because teams love spreading misinformation. Sometimes they do turn out to be right, though. The reports of a possible trade down seem particularly reliable, given that both national and local media are reporting that one.

We’ll see what happens later tonight. For now: here’s your open thread for the first round of the 2017 NFL draft.

Buccaneers draft picks

Round 1: pick 19 (19th overall)

Round 2: pick 18 (50th overall)

Round 3: pick 20 (84th overall)

Round 4: pick 19 (125th overall)

Round 5: pick 18 (162nd overall)

Round 6: pick 20 (204th overall)

Round 7: pick 19 (237th overall)

2017 NFL Draft dates and times

Thursday, April 27 – 8:00 p.m. ET (Round 1 – 10 Minutes Per Pick)

Friday, April 28 – 7 p.m. ET (Round 2 – 7 Minutes, Round 3 – 5 Minutes Per Pick)

Saturday, April 29 – noon ET (Rounds 4-6 – 5 Minutes Per Pick, Round 7 - 4 Minutes Per Pick)

2017 NFL Draft Order

1. Cleveland Browns

2 San Francisco 49ers

3 Chicago Bears

4 Jacksonville Jaguars

5 Tennessee Titans (from 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 (from Eagles)

13. Arizona Cardinals

14. Philadelphia Eagles (from Vikings)

15. Indianapolis Colts

16. Baltimore Ravens

17. Washington

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 Saints (via Patriots)

Full 2017 NFL draft order and tracker here