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2015 NFL Draft First Round Open Thread

The cattle call commences.

It's on like Donkey Kong. Kinda looks like it, too.
It's on like Donkey Kong. Kinda looks like it, too.
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It's time for the 32 teams of the National Football League to put their player-evaluation skills on the market and bank their futures on it. The 2015 NFL Draft begins tonight at 7pm CT at Roosevelt University's Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, and the first round will be an all-evening event.

Teams will have 10 minutes each to make their picks. Last year, they used about 6-7 minutes each, and the first round took a little under four hours.

While it's very unlikely, it's theoretically possible we'll see Tyler Lockett selected late tonight; it's far more likely he'll have his name called tomorrow. Tonight, we'll learn the fates of players such as Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, Amari Cooper, Leonard Williams, Todd Gurley, and Melvin Gordon.

The draft will be covered live by both ESPN and the NFL Network. Your decision on which to watch likely comes down to who you'll have to listen to, so we have you covered:

ESPN: Chris Berman anchors, as usual, alongside Jon Gruden, Mel Kiper Jr., and Ray Lewis. Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter will serve their normal insider roles, and Suzy Kolber will be on hand performing interviews. ESPN gets first interview crack at all odd-numbered picks this year, meaning Kolber will get the first words with the #1 pick.

NFL Network: Rich Eisen will herd Mike Mayock, Steve Mariucci, and Stanford's David Shaw. They'll also be running a satellite set from Grant Park, managed by Chris Rose and featuring analysis from Marshall Faulk, Michael Irvin, Kurt Warner, Charles Davis, and Daniel Jeremiah, with Ian Rappaport adding additional reporting. Deion Sanders and Melissa Stark will handle interviews.

Streaming: Can't get to a TV (or would rather use it for something else)? There will be a full live stream on, obviously featuring content from the NFL Network broadcast.

Audio: The draft will be carried on select ESPN Radio outlets, hosted by Dari Nowkhah with Louis Riddick and John Clayton. You can also catch the proceedings on SiriusXM 88, hosted by Jason Horowitz and joined by Gil Brandt, Pat Kirwan, Jim Miller, Phil Savage.

So now you have all you need to enjoy tonight's festivities. Join us here to discuss the picks, debate what they mean, and just generally voice your displeasure about stuff. (That is what draft night is for, right?)