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NFL draft: Everything you need to know

We’re closing in on the NFL draft -- finally. Here is all you need to know except, of course, which team is picking which player.

Days and times: Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at noon.

Rounds: First (Thursday), second and third (Friday), fourth-seventh (Saturday).

Time per pick: 10 minutes in first round; seven minutes in rounds 2 and 3; five minutes in final four rounds.

TV coverage: NFL Network and ESPN, practically around the clock.

Lions picks: First (23rd overall), second (54th), third (85th), fourth (117th), fifth (158th), no sixth-round pick, seventh (219th and 230th).

Text alerts on Lions' draft picks: Text the keyword "Lions" to 22700. Msg & Data Rates May Apply. Text HELP for help. Text STOP to cancel.

(Paula Pasche covers the Lions. Follow her on Twitter @PaulaPasche. Read her Lions Lowdown blog at It will be updated frequently leading up to and during the draft.)

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