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26 Top Prospects To Attend NFL Draft

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2015 NFL Draft to kick off in primetime at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday night, April 30.

Twenty-six top prospects, who are expected to be selected on Thursday or Friday night, are confirmed to attend the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago, the NFL announced today.

The NFL Draft, which had been held in New York since 1965, returns to Chicago for the first time since 1964. Chicago served as the location for the NFL Draft in 1938, 1942-44, 1951, and 1962-64.

The players confirmed to attend this year's NFL Draft:

1)

Arik Armstead

DE

Oregon

14)

Benardrick McKinney

LB

Mississippi St.

2)

Vic Beasley

DE

Clemson

15)

DeVante Parker

WR

Louisville

3)

La'el Collins

T

Louisiana St.

16)

Andrus Peat

T

Stanford

4)

Landon Collins

S

Alabama

17)

Breshad Perriman

WR

Central Florida

5)

Bud Dupree

LB

Kentucky

18)

Shane Ray

DE

Missouri

6)

Cameron Erving

T

Florida St.

19)

Brandon Scherff

T

Iowa

7)

Dante Fowler, Jr.

DE

Florida

20)

Danny Shelton

DT

Washington

8)

Melvin Gordon

RB

Wisconsin

21)

Devin Smith

WR

Ohio St.

9)

Randy Gregory

DE

Nebraska

22)

Jaelen Strong

WR

Arizona St.

10)

Todd Gurley

RB

Georgia

23)

Laken Tomlinson

G

Duke

11)

D.J. Humphries

T

Florida

24)

Trae Waynes

CB

Michigan St.

12)

Kevin Johnson

CB

Wake Forest

25)

Kevin White

WR

West Virginia

13)

Byron Jones

CB

Connecticut

26)

Leonard Williams

DT

Southern California

2015 NFL Draft Facts & Figures

WHAT:

80th Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting.


WHERE:

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois.


WHEN:

7:00 PM CT/8:00 PM ET, Thursday, April 30 (Round 1).


6:00 PM CT/7:00 PM ET, Friday, May 1 (Rounds 2-3).


11:00 AM CT/Noon ET, Saturday, May 2 (Rounds 4-7).



The first round will conclude on Thursday by approximately 10:30 PM CT. In 2014, the first round consumed three hours and 39 minutes. The second and third rounds will conclude on Friday by approximately 10:00 PM CT. The second and third rounds took four hours and 12 minutes in 2014. The draft will conclude by approximately 6:00 PM CT on Saturday with the final four rounds. Rounds 4 through 7 took seven hours and four minutes in 2014.


DRAFTING:

Representatives of the 32 NFL clubs by telephone communication with their general managers, coaches and scouts.


ROUNDS:

Seven Rounds – Round 1 on Thursday, April 30; Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday, May 1; and Rounds 4 through 7 on Saturday, May 2.



There will be 256 selections, including 32 compensatory choices that have been awarded to 14 teams that suffered a net loss of certain quality unrestricted free agents last year.


The following 32 compensatory choices will supplement the 224 regular choices in the seven rounds –

Round 3: New England, 33; Kansas City, 34; Cincinnati, 35. Round 4: San Francisco, 33; Denver, 34; Seattle, 35; Cincinnati, 36; Baltimore, 37. Round 5:Carolina, 33; Seattle, 34; Baltimore, 35; Kansas City, 36; Kansas City, 37; Carolina, 38; Houston, 39; Baltimore, 40. Round 6: Seattle, 33; Green Bay, 34; Houston, 35; Pittsburgh, 36; Green Bay, 37; Seattle, 38; St. Louis, 39; Houston, 40; Kansas City, 41. Round 7: Denver, 33; Denver, 34; Denver, 35; New England, 36; San Francisco, 37; Indianapolis, 38; Arizona, 39.



Cleveland (Nos. 12 and 19) and New Orleans (Nos. 13 and 31) have two selections in the first round. Buffalo and Seattle do not have first-round picks. All other teams have one first-round selection.



TIME LIMITS:

Round 1:10 minutes per selection. Round 2:Seven*minutes per selection.Rounds 3 through 6: Five minutes per selection. Round 7 and All Compensatory Picks: * Four minutes per selection.




TELEVISION & RADIO:

The 2015 NFL Draft will be televised nationally by NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN 2 and can be heard nationwide on Westwood One Radio and SiriusXM NFL Radio.



INTERNET:

Starting at 8:00 PM ET on Thursday, April 30, *NFL Draft LIVE Presented by Courtyard *provides comprehensive online coverage of the first round of the NFL Draft. Host Matt "Money" Smith anchors the coverage from Los Angeles, alongside NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierleinand a rotation of NFL Network analysts. From Chicago, Colleen Wolfeand Bucky Brooksprovide interviews with the first round selections and additional analysis, while Dave Dameshekroams throughout Draft Town in Chicago's Grant Park providing the sights and sounds. Additionally, NFL Media senior fantasy analyst Michael Fabianoprovides immediate fantasy analysis of the picks as they happen from the NFL Network newsroom.

NFL Draft LIVE *continues Friday, May 1 at 7:00 PM ET and Saturday, May 2 at Noon ET. On Saturday, *NFL Draft LIVE is the only place to see every single pick in Rounds 4-7 live.

NFL Draft LIVE's coverage of the 2015 NFL Draft also includes live hits each day from the NFL Draft Social Media Command Center situated in Draft Town with Molly Qerim analyzing social trends and monitoring instant fan reactions to their team's selections via social media.

NFL Fan Passprovides a unique way to experience the 2015 NFL Draft with unparalleled access leading up to and during the three-day event. Visit NFL.com/fanpass for exclusive interviews with draft prospects and NFL legends plus exclusive videos from NFL Draft events and backstage in Chicago.

The popular * Fan War Rooms *are back, offering innovative ways for fans to follow the Draft and allowing them the opportunity to discuss a team's strategy and immediately react once a player is selected.


MOBILE:

Exclusively for Verizon customers, NFL Mobile offers a live stream of the NFL Network's 2015 NFL Draft coverage, where fans can watch in it's entirely the excitement of every pick, from every round live from Chicago. Others features available through NFL Mobile are a live draft tracker, and all of the news and on-demand video featuring draft and team analysis. Access to the live stream is included at no extra charge with The More Everything Plan from Verizon. Customers not on The More Everything Plan can subscribe to NFL Mobile Premium for $5/month. For more information, visit your app store or vzw.com/nfl. Data usage applies for app download and use. Available on iOS, Android, Windows 8, and Blackberry devices.

Live streaming of the 2015 NFL Draft will be available on mobile phones via NFL Mobile from Verizon and on tablets, PCs and Xbox One via Watch NFL Network (NFL.com/Watch), available today for AT&T U-Verse, Cox, Dish, Optimum, Verizon FiOS and many more providers, and on Windows, IOS 7 Android devices.

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