TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT! HERE’S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PHILLY’S NFL DRAFT!

By Mary Cunningham

For the first time since 1961, Philly is hosting the NFL Draft.

This year, the stage is set up so that players walk the famous “Rocky” steps at the Museum of Art after being drafted. And the first three players to come off the board may be on the defensive side of the ball, with Texas A&M’s Myles Garrett, Stanford’s Solomon Thomas, Ohio State’s Marshon Lattimore, LSU’s Jamal Adams, and Alabama’s Jonathan Allen in the mix.

Many top prospects hope their injury issues don’t affect their draft position, including Allen, Lattimore, LSU running back Leonard Fournette, Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster, Washington receiver John Ross, and Ohio State safety Malik Hooker.

And, of course, it will be interesting to watch which quarterback is off the board first, with Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, North Carolina’s Mitchell Trubisky, Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes, and Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer in the running for that top billing.

Basic info

When: Thursday, April 27, 8 p.m.; Friday, April 28, 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 29, noon.

TV: ESPN/NFL Network.

Where: Museum of Art at Eakins Oval.

Making the rounds: Round 1 will be tonight, followed by Rounds 2 and 3 tomorrow, and Rounds 4-7 Saturday.

On the clock: 10 minutes to pick in Round 1, seven minutes in Round 2, five minutes in Round 3-6, four minutes in Round 7, four minutes for compensatory picks.

First-round draft order:

1. Cleveland

2. San Francisco

3. Chicago

4. Jacksonville

5. Tennessee (from LA Rams)

6. NY Jets

7. LA Chargers

8. Carolina

9. Cincinnati

10. Buffalo

11. New Orleans

12. Cleveland (from EAGLES)

13. Arizona

14. EAGLES (from Minnesota)

15. Indianapolis

16. Baltimore

17. Washington

18. Tennessee

19. Tampa Bay

20. Denver

21. Detroit

22. Miami

23. NY Giants

24. Oakland

25. Houston

26. Seattle

27. Kansas City

28. Dallas

29. Green Bay

30. Pittsburgh

31. Atlanta

32. New Orleans (from New England)

Take your pick: Cincinnati and Cleveland have the most picks with 11 each. Atlanta and New England have the fewest with six each. Denver, Kansas City, San Francisco, and Washington each have 10 picks. Eleven teams have eight picks: Arizona, Carolina, Detroit, Green Bay, Jacksonville, LA Rams, Minnesota, Oakland, EAGLES, Pittsburgh, and Tennessee. Thirteen teams have seven picks: Baltimore, Buffalo, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, LA Chargers, Miami, New Orleans, NY Giants, NY Jets, Seattle, Tampa Bay.

■ Here are this year’s underclassmen.

Player

Position

Program

Jamal Adams

DB

LSU

Budda Baker

DB

Washington

Derek Barnett

DE

Tennessee

Garett Bolles

T

Utah

Caleb Brantley

DT

Florida

Noah Brown

WR

Ohio State

KD Cannon

WR

Baylor

Devin Childress

WR

North Park

Michael Clark

WR

Marshall

James Conner

RB

Pittsburgh

Dalvin Cook

RB

Florida State

Zach Cunningham

LB

Vanderbilt

Malachi Dupre

WR

LSU

Jerod Evans

QB

Virginia Tech

Jeremy Faulk

DT

Garden City CC

Tarean Folston

RB

Notre Dame

Isaiah Ford

WR

Virginia Tech

D’Onta Foreman

RB

Texas

Leonard Fournette

RB

LSU

Myles Garrett

DE

Texas A&M

Shelton Gibson

WR

West Virginia

Davon Godchaux

DT

LSU

Chris Godwin

WR

Penn State

Isaiah Golden

DT

McNeese State

Jermaine Grace

LB

Miami

Derrick Griffin

WR

Texas Southern

Chad Hansen

WR

California

Charles Harris

DE

Missouri

Carlos Henderson

WR

LSU

Brian Hill

RB

Wyoming

Elijah Hood

RB

North Carolina

Malik Hooker

DB

Ohio State

Titus Howard

DB

Slippery Rock

Marlon Humphrey

DB

Alabama

AdoreeJackson

DB

Southern California

Roderick Johnson

T

Florida State

Aaron Jones

RB

Texas-El Paso

Josh Jones

DB

North Carolina State

Nazair Jones

DT

North Carolina

Sidney Jones

DB

Washington

Brad Kaaya

QB

Miami

Alvin Kamara

RB

Tennessee

Tim Kimbrough

LB

Georgia

DeShone Kizer

QB

Notre Dame

Jerome Lane

WR

Akron

Marshon Lattimore

DB

Ohio State

Carl Lawson

DE

Auburn

Elijah Lee

LB

Kansas State

Keevan Lucas

WR

Tulsa

Marlon Mack

RB

South Florida

Patrick Mahomes

QB

Texas Tech

Josh Malone

WR

Tennessee

Damien Mama

G

Southern California

Christian McCaffrey

RB

Stanford

Malik McDowell

DT

Michigan State

Isaiah McKenzie

WR

Georgia

Deon-Tay McManus

WR

Marshall

Raekwon McMillan

LB

Ohio State

Jeremy McNichols

RB

Boise State

Joe Mixon

RB

Oklahoma

Al-Quadin Muhammad

DE

Miami

Montae Nicholson

DB

Michigan State

David Njoku

TE

Miami

Speedy Noil

WR

Texas A&M

Marcus Oliver

LB

Indiana

Aaron Peak

DB

Butler County CC

Jabrill Peppers

LB

Michigan

Samaje Perine

RB

Oklahoma

Elijah Qualls

DT

Washington

Devine Redding

RB

Indiana

Cam Robinson

T

Alabama

John Ross

WR

Washington

Travis Rudolph

WR

Florida State

Curtis Samuel

WR

Ohio State

Ricky Seals-Jones

WR

Texas A&M

Adam Shaheen

TE

Ashland

David Sharpe

T

Florida

Garrett Sickels

DE

Penn State

JuJu Smith-Schuster

WR

Southern California

ArDarius Stewart

WR

Alabama

Damore’ea Stringfellow

WR

Mississippi

Teez Tabor

DB

Florida

Vincent Taylor

DT

Oklahoma State

Solomon Thomas

DT

Stanford

Mitch Trubisky

QB

North Carolina

Darius Victor

RB

Towson

Anthony Walker

LB

Northwestern

Charles Walker

DT

Oklahoma

T.J.Watt

LB

Wisconsin

Marcus Williams

DB

Utah

Stanley Williams

RB

Kentucky

Howard Wilson

DB

Houston

Quincy Wilson

DB

Florida

Joseph Yearby

RB

Miami

Ishmael Zamora

WR

Baylor

■ Longest first round: 6 hours, 8 minutes in 2007.

■ Shortest first round: 2 hours in 1972.

■ Longest seven-round draft: 18 hours, 5 minutes in 2007.

■ Shortest seven-round draft: 13 hours, 45 minutes in 2015.

■ Last year’s first round: 3 hours, 29 minutes.

■ Last year’s total draft length: 14 hours, 5 minutes.

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