Apr 26, 2012; New York, NY, USA; A general view as football fans line up before the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Start Time 2013: Thursday TV Schedule


It is finally here! The 2013 NFL Draft is like Christmas for football fans as you get to learn what shiny new toys your team will be equipped with. The draft is always exciting, but this year is even more intriguing than ever.

We are less than 24 hours away from the Kansas City Chiefs announcing the first pick in the draft, and we still have no idea who it will be.

The draft will officially kick off on tonight, April 25, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City at 8 p.m. ET.

It is an event that every NFL fan will want to tune in for, so you can cheer or boo your team’s newest member. So,  how can you follow along with all of the action?

Here is the critical information you will need to follow along with the draft, via NFL Communications:

WHAT: 78th Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting.
WHERE: Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Avenue of the Americas, New York City (Between 50th and 51st Streets).
WHEN: 8:00 PM ET, Thursday, April 25 (Round 1) on ESPN and NFL Network
6:30 PM ET, Friday, April 26 (Rounds 2-3)  on ESPN and NFL Network
Noon ET, Saturday, April 27 (Rounds 4-7)  on ESPN and NFL Network
The first round will conclude on Thursday by approximately 11:15 PM ET. In 2012, the first round consumed exactly three hours. The second and third rounds will conclude on Friday by approximately 10:30 PM ET. The second and third rounds took three hours and 48 minutes in 2012. The draft will conclude by approximately 7:30 PM ET on Saturday with the final four rounds. Rounds 4 through 7 took seven hours and 17 minutes in 2012.

The draft is always a treat for NFL fans, so be sure that you tune in and see who the newest players to rock your favorite teams uniforms will be, and stay tuned to FanSided.com throughout the draft for the latest news, rumors and analysis of every pick.

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