The day has finally arrived, Jets fans. The time has come for the 32 NFL teams to come together and choose whom they hope to be their next future stars. Will there be the pack full of trades that there were last year? How will John Idzik handle this first draft? We will find out soon enough.
For now, we give you an information sheet. Where can you catch the draft on TV? Who’s attending the draft, so they can pose with their new jersey if they are taken? We have all of this and more below. Enjoy, courtesy of the NFL.
2013 NFL DRAFT FACTS & FIGURES
Twenty-three top prospects are confirmed to attend the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
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.
The players confirmed to attend this year’s NFL Draft:
|1)||Ezekiel Ansah||DE||Brigham Young||13)||Barkevious Mingo||DE||Louisiana State|
|2)||Tavon Austin||WR||West Virginia||14)||Cordarrelle Patterson||WR||Tennessee|
|3)||Jonathan Cooper||G||North Carolina||15)||Eric Reid||S||Louisiana State|
|4)||Eric Fisher||T||Central Michigan||16)||Xavier Rhodes||CB||Florida State|
|5)||Sharrif Floyd||DT||Florida||17)||Sheldon Richardson||DT||Missouri|
|6)||D.J. Fluker||T||Alabama||18)||Darius Slay||CB||Mississippi State|
|7)||Luke Joeckel||T||Texas A&M||19)||Geno Smith||QB||West Virginia|
|8)||Lane Johnson||T||Oklahoma||20)||Kenny Vaccaro||S||Texas|
|9)||Dion Jordan||DE||Oregon||21)||Chance Warmack||G||Alabama|
|10)||Eddie Lacy||RB||Alabama||22)||Menelik Watson||T||Florida State|
|11)||E.J. Manuel||QB||Florida State||23)||Bjoern Werner||DE||Florida State|
|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).|
|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.|
|DRAFTING:||Representatives of the 32 NFL clubs by telephone communication with their general managers, coaches and scouts.|
|ROUNDS:||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.
|The New York Jets (Nos. 9 and 13), St. Louis Rams (Nos. 16 and 22) and Minnesota Vikings (Nos. 23 and 25) have two selections in the first round. Seattle, Tampa Bay and Washington do not have first-round picks. All other teams have one first-round selection.|
|TIME LIMITS:||Round 1: 10 minutes per selection. Round 2: Seven minutes per selection. Rounds 3 through 7: Five minutes per selection.|
|TELEVISION:||NFL Network, 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 Livewill 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.
NFL Mobile from Verizon streams NFL Network’s 2013 NFL Draft Coverage in its entirety throughout the three days of the NFL Draft. Also available through NFL Mobile from Verizon is a live draft tracker and video on-demand featuring draft and team analysis.
New for this year, Draft Xtra – a feature on the NFL ’13 app – offers a comprehensive second-screen companion to NFL Network and NFL.com Live’s coverage of the 2013 NFL Draft. The free, downloadableDraft Xtra on NFL ‘13 app will have both on-demand and live video featuring Elliot Harrison, Bucky Brooks and Dave Dameshek conducting numerous interviews with NFL draftees, NFL greats, and fans in attendance at Radio City Music Hall. Additionally, Draft Xtra will provide player profiles and fan participation components.
The NFL ’13 app featuring Draft Xtra will be available to download on Tuesday, April 23 on both iOS and Android devices.