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NFL Draft 2017: Dates, schedule, times, order, and more

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The 2017 NFL Draft will soon be upon us and the Jacksonville Jaguars will look to make their mark with needs to upgrade both sides of the ball.

On offense, Tom Coughlin & Co. could go with a quarterback, offensive tackle, tight end, or (shudder) running back in the first round and no one would bat an eye. On defense, a pass rusher, cornerback, and safety are the most likely picks although I’d say anything other than a pass rusher on defense would be upsetting.

It’s easy to mock the draft for being so bloated and taking way too long, but there’s no doubt that this is the biggest event of the NFL offseason calendar. It’s also the last relevant news happening for a while, so fans should enjoy whatever football fix they can get until the dead period between the draft and training camp.

2017 NFL draft schedule

All times Eastern

Thursday, April 27 — first round

Time: 8 p.m.

Friday, April 28 — second and third rounds

Time: 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 29 — fourth through seventh rounds

Time: Noon

TV: ESPN, NFL Network

Online: WatchESPN