The first round of the 2015 NFL Draft begins at 8 ET Thursday. For the first time in decades, it will be held in Chicago and not New York. The first round will conclude by approximately 11:30 PM ET. In 2014, the first round consumed three hours and 39 minutes and a maximum of 10 minutes per selection is permitted.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold the first overall pick and are expected to select former Florida State Seminoles QB Jameis Winston.
Other picks of interest for Florida State fans include the Jacksonville Jaguars at No. 3, the Atlanta Falcons at No. 8 and the Miami Dolphins at No. 14.
Other first round hopefuls for the Seminoles include center Cam Erving and defensive tackle Eddie Goldman, with defensive end Mario Edwards, Jr. and cornerbacks Ronald Darby and P.J. Williams being dark horses.
Television coverage of the first round will be carried by both ESPN and the NFL Network.
But if you can't be around your TV to watch, NFL.com has you covered. As usual, they'll be offering a full livestream of the draft with every pick, plus a ton of expert analysis. Each year, they do a combination of coverage with a separate panel of experts for the live stream and a simulcast of what's playing on the NFL Network, and that's the plan this year as well.
Fans can tune in to the live stream at the same time -- 8 p.m. -- and will be able to watch the full first round there.
Exclusively for Verizon customers, NFL Mobile offers a live stream of the NFL Network's 2015 NFL Draft coverage, where fans can watch in it's entirely the excitement of every pick, from every round live from Chicago. Others features available through NFL Mobile are a live draft tracker, and all of the news and on-demand video featuring draft and team analysis. Access to the live stream is included at no extra charge with The More Everything Plan from Verizon. Customers not on The More Everything Plan can subscribe to NFL Mobile Premium for $5/month. For more information, visit your app store orvzw.com/nfl. Data usage applies for app download and use. Available on iOS, Android, Windows 8, and Blackberry devices.
Live streaming of the 2015 NFL Draft will be available on mobile phones via NFL Mobile from Verizon and on tablets, PCs and Xbox One via Watch NFL Network (NFL.com/Watch), available today for AT&T U-Verse, Cox, Dish, Optimum, Verizon FiOS and many more providers, and on Windows, IOS 7 Android devices.