When does the NFL draft start?

When does the NFL draft start? Schedule, TV, time, dates. 
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The 2017 NFL draft will begin on Thursday with the first round. 

The Cleveland Browns hold the No. 1 pick. The team is expected to pick either Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett or North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. 

The 49ers hold the No. 2 pick, followed by the Bears, Jaguars and Titans. The Jets, Chargers, Panthers, Bengals and Bills round out the top 10. 

The first round will start this Thursday at 8 p.m. ET. The second and third rounds will take place on Friday beginning at 7 p.m. ET. 

The draft will conclude on Saturday with the fourth through seventh rounds. The day's proceedings will begin at noon ET. 

See how to watch the draft below. 

How to watch

TV: ESPN, NFL Network

Live stream: WatchESPN