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2015 NFL Draft Dates & Times, Cleveland Browns Coverage on DBN

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The first round of the 2015 NFL Draft kicks off tonight, as we'll get to see if Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer can take advantage of two first-round draft picks better than he did last year. If you were not sure when the draft was officially starting, here is a primer with what to expect:

The NFL Draft will be covered by the NFL Network, ESPN, SiriusXM Radio, 92.3 The Fan, and many other outlets during the three days.

  • THURSDAY, APRIL 30 at 8:00 PM ET: Round 1
    (Browns have 2 picks -- No. 12 and No. 19 overall)
  • FRIDAY, MAY 1 at 7:00 PM ET: Rounds 2-3
    (Browns have 2 picks -- No. 43 and No. 77 overall)
  • SATURDAY, MAY 2 at 12:00 PM ET: Rounds 4-7
    (Browns have 6 picks -- No. 111, No. 115, No. 147, No. 189, No. 202, and No. 229 overall)

I advise you tune into your TV, radio, or computer before the times listed above to ensure you don't miss anything. Below, I list the time teams have to pick per round, what time the open threads will be up-and-running on DBN, and a summary of our coverage of the draft to date.

Teams will have the following amount of time to make their picks:

  • Round 1 Picks: 10 minutes
  • Round 2 Picks: 7 minutes
  • Round 3-6 Picks: 5 minutes
  • Round 7 Picks: 4 minutes
  • Compensatory Picks: 4 minutes

The NFL Draft is always a big day traffic-wise here at SB Nation. During each of the three days, we'll have at least one Live Blog / Open Thread on Dawgs By Nature, as well as posts covering each of the draft picks the Browns make.

The live blog / open draft threads will be posted at the following times:

  • Thursday: Open thread posted at 10:00 AM (10 hours before draft)
    Thursday: Open thread posted at 7:00 PM (1 hour before the draft)
  • Friday: Open thread posted at 12:00 PM (7 hours before draft)
    Friday: Open thread posted at 6:00 PM (1 hour before draft)
  • Saturday: Open thread posted at 9:00 AM (3 hours before draft)

Lastly, there has been a lot of work put forth by the writers here at DBN over the past couple of weeks/months, with still more to come. Here is a look back at some of the material to help prepare you for the draft: