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