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2018 NFL Draft dates & times, Cleveland Browns draft picks

A primer of all the nuggets you need to know leading up to draft weekend!

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The first round of the 2018 NFL Draft kicks off tonight, as Cleveland Browns fans will finally get to see who the team’s quarterback of the future will be. 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 and ESPN on TV, but there is something new to the mix this year. For the first time that I can ever recall, the draft will be on public television. Day 1 and Day 2 will air on FOX, while Day 3 will air on ABC.

  • THURSDAY, APRIL 26 at 8:00 PM ET: Round 1
    (Browns have 2 picks -- No. 1 and No. 4 overall)
  • FRIDAY, APRIL 27 at 7:00 PM ET: Rounds 2-3
    (Browns have 3 picks -- No. 33, No. 35, and No. 64 overall)
  • SATURDAY, APRIL 28 at 12:00 PM ET: Rounds 4-7
    (Browns have 4 picks -- No. 114, No. 150, No. 175, and No. 188 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 9:00 AM (11 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)

Here is a look back at some of the material to help prepare you for the draft: