It is Day 1 of the 2011 NFL Draft. This is the start of a three-day stretch where we can put all of the craziness of the lockout situation behind us and get excited about what the Cleveland Browns will do when they are on the clock.
Only the first round of the draft will take place today, and it is scheduled to start at 8:00 PM EST. Teams will have a maximum of ten minutes to make their selections. In 2010, the first round lasted 3 hours and 28 minutes. If you hope to watch the entire first round, you expect it to be over around 11:30 PM EST.
The Browns have the No. 6 overall pick in the first round at the moment. Use this open thread to talk about anything related to the draft today; additional open threads will be posted if the number of comments exceeds a certain limit. Here is your draft primer again with all the links from our coverage this year.
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