NEW YORK -- Twenty-three top prospects are confirmed to attend the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York, the NFL announced today.
That includes a 2013-best four players from BCS National Champion Alabama: T D.J. Fluker, RB Eddie Lacy, CB Dee Milliner, and G Chance Warmack – and four players from Florida State – QB E.J. Manuel, DE Bjoern Werner, T Menelik Watson, and CB Xavier Rhodes.
PLAYERS CONFIRMED TO ATTEND 2013 NFL DRAFT
1) DE Ezekiel Ansah - Brigham Young
2) WR Tavon Austin - West Virginia
3) G Jonathan Cooper - North Carolina
4) T Eric Fisher - Central Michigan
5) DT Sharrif Floyd - Florida
6) T D.J. Fluker - Alabama
7) T Luke Joeckel - Texas A&M
8) T Lane Johnson - Oklahoma
9) DE Dion Jordan - Oregon
10) RB Eddie Lacy - Alabama
11) QB E.J. Manuel - Florida State
12) CB Dee Milliner - Alabama
13) DE Barkevious Mingo - Louisiana State
14) WR Cordarrelle Patterson - Tennessee
15) S Eric Reid - Louisiana State
16) CB Xavier Rhodes - Florida State
17) DT Sheldon Richardson - Missouri
18) QB Geno Smith - West Virginia
19) CB Desmond Trufant - Washington
20) S Kenny Vaccaro - Texas
21) G Chance Warmack - Alabama
22) T Menelik Watson - Florida State
23) DE Bjoern Werner - Florida State
Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Avenue of the Americas, New York City (Between 50th and 51st Streets).
8:00 PM ET, Thursday, April 25 (Round 1).
6:30 PM ET, Friday, April 26 (Rounds 2-3).
Noon ET, Saturday, April 27 (Rounds 4-7).
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.
Representatives of the 32 NFL clubs by telephone communication with their general managers, coaches and scouts.
Seven Rounds – Round 1 on Thursday, April 25; Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday, April 26; and Rounds 4 through 7 on Saturday, April 27.
There will be 254 selections, including 32 compensatory choices that have been awarded to 16 teams that suffered a net loss of certain quality unrestricted free agents last year.
The following 32 compensatory choices will supplement the 222 regular choices in the seven rounds –
Round 3: Houston, 33; Kansas City, 34; Tennessee, 35. Round 4: Baltimore, 33; San Francisco, 34; Detroit, 35; Atlanta, 36. Round 5: Miami, 33; Green Bay, 34; Baltimore, 35. Round 6: Houston, 33; Tennessee, 34; Baltimore, 35; Kansas City, 36; Oakland, 37; Pittsburgh, 38. Round 7: Philadelphia, 33; Cincinnati, 34; Seattle, 35; Seattle, 36; Atlanta, 37; Atlanta, 38; Detroit, 39; San Francisco, 40; Baltimore, 41; Tennessee, 42; Atlanta, 43; Miami, 44; Cincinnati, 45; San Francisco, 46; New York Giants, 47; Indianapolis, 48.
St. Louis (Nos. 16 and 22) and Minnesota (Nos. 23 and 25) have two selections in the first round. Seattle and Washington do not have first-round picks. All other teams have one first-round selection.
Round 1: 10 minutes per selection. Round 2: Seven minutes per selection. Rounds 3 through 7: Five minutes per selection.
NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN 2 will televise the draft on all three days.
INTERNET & MOBILE:
Live streaming on Thursday, April 25 at 8:00 PM ET and Friday, April 26 at 6:30 PM ET, NFL.com Live Presented by Courtyard provides comprehensive coverage of the 2013 NFL Draft from Radio City Music Hall. On Saturday, NFL.com Live will stream NFL Network’s coverage of Rounds 4-7 beginning at 12 Noon ET. Throughout the live stream broadcasts, NFL.com’s “Cover it Live” blogging tool offers fans a unique forum to voice their opinions, and interact with fellow fans and NFL Network analysts.
The popular “Fan War Rooms” are back for a fifth year, offering innovative ways for fans to follow the Draft, allowing them the opportunity to discuss a team’s strategy and immediately react once a player is selected.
NFL Fan Pass Presented by McDonald’s provides a unique way to experience the NFL Draft with unparalleled access leading up to and during the event. Fans will be able to see exclusive behind-the-scenes video of the players attending New York City, in addition to inside access to Draft parties and events.
Draft Xtra is the official companion app for the 2013 NFL Draft on NFL Network. Available inside the latest version of NFL 13, Xtra will provide fans with exclusive live video and interviews from Radio City Music Hall. In addition, the application will offer key player information and the ability to play trivia, answer polls, and predict each pick as it is made live. Draft Xtra will be available on iOS and Android devices the week of the Draft.
Mobile users will also be able to get extensive coverage leading up to and during the 2013 NFL Draft, including a live stream of NFL Network and its 2013 NFL Draft coverage, a live draft tracker and draft pick analysis from NFL experts, and mobile “Fan War Rooms” integrated with those of NFL.com.
FIRST-ROUND DRAFT ORDER
1. Kansas City Chiefs
2. Jacksonville Jaguars
3. Oakland Raiders
4. Philadelphia Eagles
5. Detroit Lions
6. Cleveland Browns
7. Arizona Cardinals
8. Buffalo Bills
9. New York Jets
10. Tennessee Titans
11. San Diego Chargers
12. Miami Dolphins
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
14. Carolina Panthers
15. New Orleans Saints
16. St. Louis Rams
17. Pittsburgh Steelers
18. Dallas Cowboys
19. New York Giants
20. Chicago Bears
21. Cincinnati Bengals
22. St. Louis (from Washington)
23. Minnesota Vikings
24. Indianapolis Colts
25. Minnesota (from Seattle)
26. Green Bay Packers
27. Houston Texans
28. Denver Broncos
29. New England Patriots
30. Atlanta Falcons
31. San Francisco 49ers
32. Baltimore Ravens