In the final hours leading up to Round 1 of the NFL draft, we're tracking every big rumor, trade and talking point.

By SI Wire
April 27, 2017

The NFL draft begins Thursday night, as 32 NFL teams get to work building their futures and hundreds of football players await their fate.

The Browns hold the No. 1 pick, and are expected to select either Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett or North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. In the final hours before Cleveland officially goes on the clock, our NFL experts are reacting to every big rumor as it surfaces.

Once the picks start rolling in tonight, check out SI’s live 2017 NFL draft show, featuring a loaded lineup of football talk: Maggie Gray, Albert Breer and Andy Staples reacting to every pick (and tipping selections before the TV broadcasts do); in-depth analysis from Pro Football Focus’s Steve Palazzolo and Mike Renner; and extended conversations about this year’s top prospects with West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen and offensive coordinator Jake Spavital.

Before then, check out SI’s final NFL mock draft and Peter King's mock draft. If you think you can draw up a better Round 1, take the MMQB’s Mock Draft Challenge, in which you create your own mock draft and see how it stacks up against those of Peter King and other fans.

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