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2010 NFL Draft Facts & Figures

Inside the 2010 NFL Draft




75th Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting.


Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Avenue of the Americas, New York City (Between 50th and 51st Streets).


7:30 PM ET, Thursday, April 22 (Round 1).

6:00 PM ET, Friday, April 23 (Rounds 2-3).

10:00 AM ET, Saturday, April 24 (Rounds 4-7).

The first round will conclude on Thursday by approximately 11:00 PM ET. In 2009, the first round consumed three hours and 23 minutes. The second and third rounds will conclude on Friday by approximately 10:30 PM ET. The second and third rounds took four hours and 30 minutes in 2009. The draft will conclude at approximately 5:30 PM ET on Saturday with the final four rounds. Rounds 4 through 7 took seven hours and 22 minutes in 2009.


Representatives of the 32 NFL clubs by telephone communication with their general managers, coaches and scouts.


Seven Rounds – Round 1 on Thursday, April 22; Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday, April 23; and Rounds 4 through 7 on Saturday, April 24.

There will be 255 selections, including 32 compensatory choices that have been awarded to 16 teams that suffered a net loss of certain quality unrestricted free agents last year.

The following 32 compensatory choices will supplement the 223 regular choices in the seven rounds – Round 3: Cincinnati, 33; Tennessee, 34; Atlanta, 35. Round 4:Cincinnati, 33. Round 5: Pittsburgh, 33; Atlanta, 34; Pittsburgh, 35; Minnesota, 36; San Diego, 37; Green Bay, 38. Round 6:Carolina, 33; Jacksonville, 34; Carolina, 35; New England, 36; San Francisco, 37; Tennessee, 38. Round 7:Indianapolis, 33; Tennessee, 34; Pittsburgh, 35; Philadelphia, 36; Philadelphia, 37; Seattle, 38; Indianapolis, 39; New England, 40; New England, 41; Carolina, 42; New England, 43; Oakland, 44; Miami, 45; Tampa Bay, 46; St. Louis, 47; Detroit, 48.

Seattle (Nos. 6 and 14) and San Francisco (Nos. 13 and 17) have two selections each in the first round. Carolina and Chicago do not have first-round picks. All other teams have one first-round selection.


Round 1:10 minutes per selection. Round 2:Seven*minutes per selection.Rounds 3 through 7: *Five minutes per selection.


NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN 2 will televise the draft on all three days.


Exclusive coverage and behind-the-scenes features on and team websites for draft weekend will include: "Draft Tracker" with real-time selection information as well as exclusive pick-by-pick analysis from's experts; exclusive interactive features, including "Fan War Rooms" where fans can discuss their favorite team's picks, an aggregation of tweets tagged with #nfldraft enabling fans to follow the Draft conversation happening on Twitter, and "NFL Predict The Pick" game;'s LIVE coverage complementing NFL Network's telecast with live look-ins, exclusive analysis and reports from New York in primetime on Thursday and Friday, plus all day on Saturday; and in-depth coverage from each team website.

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