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jueves, 11 de mayo de 2017

Tacleando la NFL: Notas recientes de la NFL


NFL ANNOUNCES NEW OFFICIATING LEADERSHIP TEAM
ALBERTO RIVERON NAMED SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF OFFICIATING
RUSSELL YURK NAMED VICE PRESIDENT OF INSTANT REPLAY & ADMINISTRATION &
WAYNE MACKIE NAMED VICE PRESIDENT OF OFFICIATING EVALUATION & DEVELOPMENT
ALBERTO RIVERON, a member of the NFL’s Officiating Department since 2013 and a nine-year veteran NFL game official has been named NFL senior vice president of officiating.
Riveron will oversee all aspects of the league’s officiating department – including the implementation of the centralized replay model approved by clubs at the annual meeting in March – as well as administration, evaluation and development.  
A native of Cuba, Riveron moved to Miami at age five with his family and developed a passion for the game.  He began as an official in local youth leagues in 1977, made his collegiate officiating debut in 1990 before joining the NFL officiating ranks in 2004.  In 2008, Riveron was promoted to referee, earning the distinction as the NFL’s first Hispanic referee.  Riveron came off the field following the 2012 season to join the league office as senior director of officiating.
“Al has done a terrific job as a key member of our officiating staff for the past four seasons,” said NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL.  “Prior to that, Al was an outstanding on-field official who earned the respect of his fellow officials, as well as coaches and players alike.  To have Al leading our officiating department, and then to add talented, knowledgeable instant replay and officiating experts like Russell and Wayne, is a tremendous positive for us as we look forward to the 2017 season.”
Reporting to Riveron, who will report to NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations TROY VINCENT, will be two new hires designed to aid in the department’s long-standing goal of excellence in officiating performance – RUSSELL YURK and WAYNE MACKIE.  
Yurk joins the staff as Vice President of Instant Replay and Administration.  In this role, Yurk will direct the league’s instant replay operations in the Art McNally GameDay Central room and oversee all instant replay-related personnel.  Yurk will also be responsible for officiating administration, including supervising operational aspects of scheduling and logistics as well as the training and development of instant replay personnel.
Yurk spent the past seven seasons as an NFL instant replay official after working as an on-field official for 10 seasons at the high school and college level. An instant replay expert, Yurk assisted in authoring the replay section of the NFL Referee’s Manual for the past two years.
Mackie, a 10-year veteran NFL game official, has been named Vice President of Officiating Evaluation and Development, responsible for the officiating evaluation and development program, managing the on-field officials weekly crew evaluation process, as well the staff of officiating supervisors and trainers, and the management of the Officiating Development Program.
A highly-respected on-field game official for the past two decades at the collegiate and professional level, Mackie entered the NFL in 2007 as a head linesman and quickly established himself as one of the league’s top officials at his position.  Mackie has officiated in eight NFL playoff games, including serving as head linesman at Super Bowl 50 and for two conference championship games during his 10-year NFL career.
Mackie began his collegiate officiating career in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in 1996 and also officiated in the Atlantic 10 and Big East through his final collegiate season in 2006 prior to joining the NFL.
Riveron, Yurk and Mackie will all work in GameDay Central throughout the season and have the final say on instant replay decisions, in consultation with the referee as part of the new replay rules for the 2017 season.
“Al, Russell and Wayne are a team dedicated to delivering the highest quality of officiating and game administration in professional sports,” Vincent said.  “The structure of their responsibilities will provide us with a sustainable model for greater efficiency, improved performance from our officials, and operational excellence in collaboration, development and training of our officiating team.”  

Samantha Ponder
Host of ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown
Biography


Samantha Ponder was named host of Sunday NFL Countdown in March 2017. She is just the third person to occupy this position in the 32-year history of ESPN’s Sunday morning NFL pregame show. In addition to her role as host, Ponder will also contribute NFL interviews and features.

A former contributor to College Football Live and the six-time Emmy-award winning College GameDay Built by The Home Depot (2012-16), Ponder also served as a reporter for the ABCSaturday Night Football telecast with Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit in 2016.

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Ponder, who started at ESPN in 2011, also worked as a reporter for college football (Thursdays), as well as Longhorn Network events, studio shows and feature stories out of the LHN studios in Austin, Texas. Additionally, she served as a reporter for ESPN’s Tuesday and Saturday primetime college basketball games.
Prior to ESPN, Ponder was a host and reporter for Fox Sports where she contributed to both Fox Sports Net and Fox College’s coverage of college basketball and football in the Pac 10 and Big 12 conferences. As a host, she led the pregame, halftime and postgame studio shows for various events, including the Pac 10 Basketball Tournament and “Paradise Jam,” a preseason tournament in the U.S. Virgin Islands featuring teams from the ACC, Big East, and other various conferences.
Ponder also joined radio shows around the country during the college football and basketball seasons to discuss the latest news in college sports, and she was a former weekly columnist for FoxSports.com.
Prior to joining Fox College Sports, Ponder interned with ABC Sports Radio and assisted with research on ABC Television’s College Football Studio show in New York. She also served as the sideline reporter and host for all football and men’s and women’s basketball games while in college at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.
​NFL PRESEASON DATES & TIMES ANNOUNCED

The dates and kickoff times of the 65-game NFL preseason schedule were announced today, beginning with the annual NFL/Hall of Fame Game between the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals in Canton, Ohio on Thursday night, August 3.

Televised live at 8:00 PM ET by NBC, the NFL/Hall of Fame Game is the first of eight national preseason telecasts carried by NFL broadcast partners CBS, ESPN, FOX and NBC.

NFL Network will also provide extensive coverage of the NFL preseason, including live game broadcasts in all four weeks of the preseason. NFL Network’s preseason broadcast schedule will be announced in July.

The 2017 preseason schedule was announced on April 10 without dates and times, which now have been confirmed.

The complete 2017 NFL preseason schedule is listed below:
2017 NFL PRESEASON SCHEDULE
(Games grouped by start times and listed alphabetically by home team)
NFL/Hall of Fame Game – AUGUST 3
DAY DATE VISITOR HOME LOCAL ET NAT. TV
Thursday Aug. 3 Dallas Cowboys vs Arizona Cardinals 8:00 PM (ET) 8:00 PM NBC
WEEK 1 - AUGUST 9-13
DAY DATE VISITOR HOME LOCAL ET
Wednesday Aug. 9 Houston Texans at Carolina Panthers 7:30 PM (ET) 7:30 PM
Thursday Aug. 10 Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills 7:00 PM (ET) 7:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 10 Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins 7:00 PM (ET) 7:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 10 Washington Redskins at Baltimore Ravens 7:30 PM (ET) 7:30 PM
Thursday Aug. 10 Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots 7:30 PM (ET) 7:30 PM
Thursday Aug. 10 Denver Broncos at Chicago Bears 7:00 PM (CT) 8:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 10 New Orleans Saints at Cleveland Browns 8:00 PM (ET) 8:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 10 Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers 7:00 PM (CT) 8:00 PM
Friday Aug. 11 Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Giants 7:00 PM (ET) 7:00 PM
Friday Aug. 11 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cincinnati Bengals 7:30 PM (ET) 7:30 PM
Friday Aug. 11 San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs 8:00 PM (CT) 9:00 PM
Saturday Aug. 12 Tennessee Titans at New York Jets 7:30 PM (ET) 7:30 PM
Saturday Aug. 12 Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams 6:00 PM (PT) 9:00 PM
Saturday Aug. 12 Oakland Raiders at Arizona Cardinals 7:00 PM (MST) 10:00 PM
Sunday Aug. 13 Detroit Lions at Indianapolis Colts 1:30 PM (ET) 1:30 PM
Sunday Aug. 13 Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Chargers 5:00 PM (PT) 8:00 PM
WEEK 2 - AUGUST 17-21
DAY DATE VISITOR HOME LOCAL ET NAT. TV
Thursday Aug. 17 Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins 7:00 PM (ET) 7:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 17 Buffalo Bills at Philadelphia Eagles 7:00 PM (ET) 7:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 17 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jacksonville Jaguars 8:00 PM (ET) 8:00 PM ESPN
Friday Aug. 18 Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks 7:00 PM (PT) 10:00 PM
Saturday Aug. 19 Carolina Panthers at Tennessee Titans 2:00 PM (CT) 3:00 PM
Saturday Aug. 19 Kansas City Chiefs at Cincinnati Bengals 7:00 PM (ET) 7:00 PM
Saturday Aug. 19 Indianapolis Colts at Dallas Cowboys 6:00 PM (CT) 7:00 PM
Saturday Aug. 19 New York Jets at Detroit Lions 7:30 PM (ET) 7:30 PM
Saturday Aug. 19 Green Bay Packers at Washington Redskins 7:30 PM (ET) 7:30 PM
Saturday Aug. 19 New England Patriots at Houston Texans 7:00 PM (CT) 8:00 PM
Saturday Aug. 19 Los Angeles Rams at Oakland Raiders 7:00 PM (PT) 10:00 PM
Saturday Aug. 19 Denver Broncos at San Francisco 49ers 7:00 PM (PT) 10:00 PM
Saturday Aug. 19 Chicago Bears at Arizona Cardinals 7:00 PM (MST) 10:00 PM
Sunday Aug. 20 Atlanta Falcons at Pittsburgh Steelers 4:00 PM (ET) 4:00 PM
Sunday Aug. 20 New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Chargers 5:00 PM (PT) 8:00 PM
Monday Aug. 21 New York Giants at Cleveland Browns 8:00 PM (ET) 8:00 PM ESPN
WEEK 3 - AUGUST 24-27
DAY DATE VISITOR HOME LOCAL ET NAT. TV
Thursday Aug. 24 Miami Dolphins at Philadelphia Eagles 7:00 PM (ET) 7:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 24 Carolina Panthers at Jacksonville Jaguars 7:30 PM (ET) 7:30 PM
Friday Aug. 25 New England Patriots at Detroit Lions 7:00 PM (ET) 7:00 PM
Friday Aug. 25 Kansas City Chiefs at Seattle Seahawks 5:00 PM (PT) 8:00 PM CBS
Saturday Aug. 26 Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons 7:00 PM (ET) 7:00 PM
Saturday Aug. 26 Buffalo Bills at Baltimore Ravens 7:00 PM (ET) 7:00 PM
Saturday Aug. 26 New York Jets at New York Giants 7:00 PM (ET) 7:00 PM
Saturday Aug. 26 Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers 7:30 PM (ET) 7:30 PM
Saturday Aug. 26 Cleveland Browns at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7:30 PM (ET) 7:30 PM
Saturday Aug. 26 Oakland Raiders at Dallas Cowboys 7:00 PM (CT) 8:00 PM
Saturday Aug. 26 Los Angeles Chargers at Los Angeles Rams 5:00 PM (PT) 8:00 PM CBS
Saturday Aug. 26 Houston Texans at New Orleans Saints 7:00 PM (CT) 8:00 PM
Saturday Aug. 26 Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos 7:00 PM (MT) 9:00 PM
Sunday Aug. 27 Chicago Bears at Tennessee Titans 12:00 PM (CT) 1:00 PM FOX
Sunday Aug. 27 Cincinnati Bengals at Washington Redskins 4:30 PM (ET) 4:30 PM FOX
Sunday Aug. 27 San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings 7:00 PM (CT) 8:00 PM NBC
WEEK 4 - AUGUST 31
DAY DATE VISITOR HOME LOCAL ET
Thursday Aug. 31 Jacksonville Jaguars at Atlanta Falcons 7:00 PM (ET) 7:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 31 Detroit Lions at Buffalo Bills 7:00 PM (ET) 7:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 31 Los Angeles Rams at Green Bay Packers 6:00 PM (CT) 7:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 31 Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts 7:00 PM (ET) 7:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 31 Philadelphia Eagles at New York Jets 7:00 PM (ET) 7:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 31 Pittsburgh Steelers at Carolina Panthers 7:30 PM (ET) 7:30 PM
Thursday Aug. 31 New York Giants at New England Patriots 7:30 PM (ET) 7:30 PM
Thursday Aug. 31 Washington Redskins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7:30 PM (ET) 7:30 PM
Thursday Aug. 31 Cleveland Browns at Chicago Bears 7:00 PM (CT) 8:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 31 Dallas Cowboys at Houston Texans 7:00 PM (CT) 8:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 31 Miami Dolphins at Minnesota Vikings 7:00 PM (CT) 8:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 31 Baltimore Ravens at New Orleans Saints 7:00 PM (CT) 8:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 31 Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs 7:30 PM (CT) 8:30 PM
Thursday Aug. 31 Arizona Cardinals at Denver Broncos 7:00 PM (MT) 9:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 31 Seattle Seahawks at Oakland Raiders 7:00 PM (PT) 10:00 PM
Thursday Aug. 31 Los Angeles Chargers at San Francisco 49ers 7:00 PM (PT) 10:00 PM

NFL OFFSEASON WORKOUT PROGRAM DATES ANNOUNCED
Voluntary offseason workout programs are intended to provide training, teaching and physical conditioning for players.  The calendar for 2017 is below.
As per Article 21 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, each club’s official, voluntary nine-week offseason program is conducted in three phases:
Phase One consists of the first two weeks of the program with activities limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only.
Phase Two consists of the next three weeks of the program. On-field workouts may include individual player instruction and drills as well as team practice conducted on a “separates” basis. No live contact or team offense vs. team defense drills are permitted.
Phase Three consists of the next four weeks of the program. Teams may conduct a total of 10 days of organized team practice activity, or “OTAs”. No live contact is permitted, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are permitted.
Article 22 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement stipulates that clubs may hold one mandatory minicamp for veteran players. This minicamp, noted below, must occur during Phase Three of the offseason program. 
New head coaches are entitled to conduct an additional voluntary veteran minicamp.  Voluntary minicamps for veteran players were conducted prior to the NFL Draft, but no earlier than week three of the club’s offseason workout program and after at least one week of the two weeks of Phase One activities that the clubs may hold pursuant to Article 21. This year, five clubs held voluntary veteran minicamps, as noted below.
Each club may hold a rookie football development program for a period of seven weeks, which in 2017 may begin on May 15. During this period, no activities may be held on weekends, with the exception of one post-NFL Draft rookie minicamp, which may be conducted on either the first or second weekend following the draft. The dates of each club’s post-draft rookie minicamps are noted below.
For specific information and detailed offseason program rules, please see Articles 21 and 22 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (beginning on page 131), available on nflcommunications.com.
The NFL Offseason Workout Program calendar (dates are tentative and subject to change at the discretion of individual clubs):

ARIZONA                    First Day:                                  April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 16-18, May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1-2
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 6-8
                                    Rookie Minicamp:                      May 12-14
ATLANTA                   First Day:                                  April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 30, June 1-2, June 5-6, June 8-9
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14
BALTIMORE               First Day:                                  April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 22, May 24-25, May 30, June 1-2, June 5-6, June 8-9
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15 
                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 5-7

BUFFALO                   First Day:                                  April 3
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 16-18, May 23-25, June 5-8 
                                    Voluntary Minicamp:                  April 18-20
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14
CAROLINA                 First Day:                                  April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 6, June 8-9
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 5-6
CHICAGO                   First Day:                                  April 18
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 22-23, May 25, May 30, June 1-2, June 5-6, June 8-9
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14
CINCINNATI               First Day:                                  April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 5-7
CLEVELAND              First Day:                                  April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14
DALLAS                     First Day:                                  April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-7
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14
DENVER                     First Day:                                  April 10
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8
                                    Voluntary Minicamp:                  April 25-27
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-13
DETROIT                    First Day:                                  April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-6, June 8-9
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14
GREEN BAY               First Day:                                  April 18
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 22-24, May 31, June 1-2, June 5-8
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 5-6
HOUSTON                  First Day:                                  April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 22-23, May 25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-6, June 8-9
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14
INDIANAPOLIS          First Day:                                  April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 22-23, May 25, May 31, June 1-2, June 5-8
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14
JACKSONVILLE        First Day:                                  April 17             
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23, May 25-26, May 30, June 1-2, June 5-6, June 8-9
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14
KANSAS CITY            First Day:                                  April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 6-9
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 6-8

LA CHARGERS          First Day:                                  April 3
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 16-18, May 23-25, June 5-6, June 8-9
                                    Voluntary Minicamp:                  April 25-27
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14

LA RAMS                    First Day:                                  April 10
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8
                                    Voluntary Minicamp:                  April 25-27
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14
MIAMI                          First Day:                                  April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 5-7
MINNESOTA               First Day:                                  April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 5-7
NEW ENGLAND         First Day:                                  April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 22-23, May 25, May 31, June 1, June 12-13, June 15
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 6-8
                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 5-7
NEW ORLEANS         First Day:                                  April 17             
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14
NY GIANTS                First Day:                                  April 18
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 22-23, May 25, May 30-31, June 2, June 5-6, June 8-9
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14
NY JETS                     First Day:                                  April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 5-7
OAKLAND                  First Day:                                  April 17 
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 22-23, May 25, May 30-31, June 2, June 5-6, June 8-9
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 5-7
PHILADELPHIA          First Day:                                  April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-6, June 8-9 
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14
PITTSBURGH            First Day:                                  April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14
SAN FRANCISCO      First Day:                                  April 10 
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 22-23, May 25, May 30-31, June 2, June 5-6, June 8-9 
                                    Voluntary Minicamp:                  April 25-27
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 5-7
SEATTLE                   First Day:                                  April 18
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 30, June 1-2, June 5-6, June 8-9
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14
TAMPA BAY              First Day:                                  April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8 
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 5-7
TENNESSEE              First Day:                                  April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14
WASHINGTON           First Day:                                  April 17             
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
                                    Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14 

2017 NFL DRAFT ROUND 1 NOTES

GREAT GARRETTThe Cleveland Browns selected DE MYLES GARRETT with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, marking the first time in Texas A&M history that a player was chosen first overall. 
Garrett became the sixth Texas A&M player to be selected in the top 10 since 2011, joining T JAKE MATTHEWS (sixth overall, 2014), WR MIKE EVANS (seventh overall, 2014), T LUKE JOECKEL (second overall, 2013), QB RYAN TANNEHILL (eighth overall, 2012) and LB VON MILLER (second overall, 2011). 
-- 2017 NFL DRAFT --
FIRST TIME QBsNorth Carolina QB MITCHELL TRUBISKY was selected by the Chicago Bears with the second overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft and Texas Tech QB PATRICK MAHOMES was chosen with the tenth overall pick by Kansas City, both becoming the first quarterback from their respective schools selected in the first round. 
Trubisky joins T.J. YATES (2011, fifth round) and RONALD CURRY (2002, seventh round) as the only North Carolina quarterbacks to be selected in the NFL Draft. 
Mahomes is the fourth Texas Tech player and the first Red Raider quarterback selected in the first round since 1967. 
TEXAS TECH PLAYERS SELECTED IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE DRAFT
(Since 1967) 

YEAR
PLAYER
POSITION
NO. CHOSEN
TEAM
2017
Patrick Mahomes
QB
10
Kansas City
2009
Michael Crabtree
WR
10
San Francisco
1983
Gabe Rivera
NT
21
Pittsburgh
1981
Ted Watts
DB
21
Oakland

Clemson QB DESHAUN WATSON, who was selected by the Houston Texans with the 12th overall pick, became the second first-round quarterback in school history. He joins STEVE FULLER (23rd overall by Kansas City in 1979) as the only Tiger quarterbacks to be selected in the first round since 1967. 
-- 2017 NFL DRAFT --
MAKING HISTORYThe Tennessee Titans selected Western Michigan WR COREY DAVIS with the fifth overall pick, the highest draft pick in school history. 
Davis became the second player and first wide receiver out of Western Michigan to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft, joining LB JASON BABIN, who was selected by the Houston Texans with the 27th overall pick of the 2004 Draft. ​
-- 2017 NFL DRAFT --
RISING RBsLouisiana State RB LEONARD FOURNETTE (fourth overall, Jacksonville) and Stanford RB CHRISTIAN MC CAFFREY (eighth overall, Carolina) were both selected within the first ten picks of the 2017 NFL Draft, the first time two running backs were selected in the top 10 since 2005 (RONNIE BROWN,CEDRIC BENSON and CADILLAC WILLIAMS). 
Fournette became the fourth LSU running back selected in the opening round since 1967, while McCaffrey became the third Stanford running back chosen in the first round. 
LSU RUNNING BACKS SELECTED IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE DRAFT
(Since 1967) 

YEAR
PLAYER
NO. CHOSEN
TEAM
2017
Leonard Fournette
4
Jacksonville
2006
Joseph Addai
30
Indianapolis
1991
Harvey Williams
21
Kansas City
1979
Charles Alexander
12
Cincinnati

STANFORD RUNNING BACKS SELECTED IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE DRAFT
(Since 1967) 

YEAR
PLAYER
NO. CHOSEN
TEAM
2017
Christian McCaffrey
8
Carolina
1988
Brad Muster
23
Chicago
1982
Darrin Nelson
7
Minnesota

-- 2017 NFL DRAFT – 
TERRIFIC TIGHT ENDSAlabama TE O.J. HOWARD (19th overall, Tampa Bay), Mississippi TE EVAN ENGRAM (23rd overall, New York Giants) and Miami TE DAVID NJOKU (29th overall, Cleveland) were all selected in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. The three first-round selections tied for the most tight ends chosen in the first round (2002, 1978 and 1973). 
-- 2017 NFL DRAFT --
ROLL TIDE: Alabama CB MARLON HUMPHREY (16th overall, Baltimore), DT JONATHAN ALLEN (17th overall, Washington), TE O.J. HOWARD (19th overall, Tampa Bay) and LB REUBEN FOSTER (31st overall, San Francisco) were all selected in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Alabama now has a current streak of nine consecutive drafts with at least one first-round pick. The Crimson Tide tied Florida (1983-1991) for the second-longest consecutive streak with at least one player drafted in the first round since the advent of the common draft in 1967. 
LONGEST STREAK OF CONSECUTIVE SEASONS WITH A FIRST-ROUND PICK
(SINCE 1967)
YEARS
SCHOOL
CONSECUTIVE SEASONS WITH A FIRST-ROUND PICK
1995-2008
Miami
14
2009-2017
Alabama
9*
1983-1991
Florida
9
1983-1989
Pittsburgh
7
1991-1997
Ohio State
7
1997-2003
Florida
7
*Active streak











-- 2017 NFL DRAFT --
BOUNTIFUL BUCKEYES: Three Ohio State players heard their names called in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft – CB MARSHON LATTIMORE (11th overall, New Orleans), S MALIK HOOKER (15th overall, Indianapolis) and CB GAREON CONLEY (24th overall, Oakland). In 2016, the Buckeyes had a draft-high five players selected in the first round. 
With a total of eight first-rounders in the last two Drafts, Ohio State tied Alabama (2011-12) for the fourth-most first-round picks over any two-year span since 1967. Miami is the only school with more first-round choices over any two-year span, with nine players selected from both 2001-02 and 2002-03 and 10 players drafted from 2003-04. 
SCHOOLS WITH THE MOST FIRST-ROUND PICKS OVER ANY TWO-YEAR SPAN
(Since 1967)

YEARS
SCHOOL
FIRST-ROUND PICKS OVER TWO-YEAR SPAN
2003-04
Miami
10
2002-03
Miami
9
2001-02
Miami
9
2016-17
Ohio State
8
2011-12
Alabama
8







-- 2017 NFL DRAFT --
QUICK HITSOther items of note from tonight’s first round… 
  • TE EVAN ENGRAM (No. 23; New York Giants) was the first Mississippi tight end selected in the first round since 1967. He was the fifth tight end in school history to be drafted since 1967. 
  • Wisconsin LB T.J. WATT was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 30th overall pick. Watt and his brother J.J., who was the 11th overall selection in 2011, became the eighth pair of brothers since 1990 to be selected in the first round of their respective NFL Drafts.   
  • Louisiana State S JAMAL ADAMS was selected sixth overall by the New York Jets, joining his father GEORGE ADAMS (1985, New York Giants) as the eighth father-son combination to be drafted in the first round in the common draft era. 
 SPECIAL GUESTS TO ANNOUNCE 2017 NFL DRAFT PICKS

Service Members, St. Jude Patient, Make-A-Wish Kid and 
Youth Athletes Participate in Draft Celebrations 

Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Team Winners
and NFL Legends Recognized During Multiple Rounds

The NFL will honor outstanding members of the community throughout the three-day celebration at the 2017 NFL Draft. Special guests will take part in the excitement of the Draft by announcing various picks and participating in festivities in Philadelphia. 
Salute to Service - Military Appreciation 
The NFL will recognize active duty service members, veterans and their families at Draft events throughout the week. On Thursday evening, a joint color guard will be joined onstage with veterans from Wounded Warrior Project during the National Anthem to open the Draft. 
The NFL has teamed with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) to honor the Frisons, a Gold Star Family. A Lancaster, Pa. native and passionate Philadelphia Eagles fan, U.S. Army 1st Lt. DEMETRIUS FRISON lost his life in combat in Afghanistan in 2011. Frison's wife and son will accompany Philadelphia Eagles Legend RON JAWORSKIonstage to announce the Eagles' Round 2 pick along with a Joint Service Honor Guard representing all branches of military service.
In addition, active duty service members from all five branches of the military and veterans from the USO and Wounded Warrior Project will be guests at the Draft on Saturday for Rounds 4-7.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® 
St. Jude patient KATE FOSTER will join COMMISSIONER GOODELL and Chicago Bears Legend JAY HILGENBERG to announce the Bears' Round 2 pick. A competitive gymnast, Kate, 18, from Rockford, IL, lost her left leg to an infection during treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia at age 12 but overcame her illness and returned to the gym less than a year later.
MAKE-A-WISH®
Make-A-Wish recipient TJ ONWUANIBE will have his wish granted when he joins COMMISSIONER GOODELL to announce the Baltimore Ravens' Round 1 pick. A football-loving 14-year old, TJ is a cancer survivor and devoted Ravens fan from Laurel, MD.   
Youth and High School Football 
ROUND 1
Football players from MARTIN LUTHER KING HIGH SCHOOL will take the stage alongside COMMISSIONER GOODELL and represent the Philadelphia Eagles during their Round 1 pick. Due to lack of resources and funding, Germantown High School's football program merged with former crosstown rival Martin Luther King High School. Prior to the pick announcement, the team will walk the Red Carpet alongside Draft prospects. 
In addition, LIAM MCCLURE, a Methacton High School football player diagnosed with autism, will walk the Red Carpet on Thursday and hand out New Era Caps to Draft picks with his teammates. McClure fell in love with football after attending a Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp and further developed his passion for the game after joining the Methacton Warriors.
ROUND 3
In memory of the late legendary Pennsylvania high school football coach MIKE PETTINE SR., the Central Bucks West High School football team will accompany Philadelphia Eagles long snapper and 2016 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year team winner JON DORENBOSin making the Eagles' Round 3 pick. Pettine Sr. had 16 undefeated seasons in his 33 years as head coach and won four state championships with Central Bucks West High School.
ROUND 6
For the first time, Round 6 of the NFL Draft will be youth football-themed. Youth football players from Pop Warner, NFL FLAG and local teams will represent various NFL clubs in their local markets during pick selections. 
ROUND 7
The NFL Draft 7-on-7 tournament champions will be recognized onstage during the Philadelphia Eagles' Round 7 selection. 
NFL Legends and Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Recognition
Thirty-two former players from the NFL Legends Community, one representing each team, will be featured in Round 2. 15 Pro Football Hall of Fame members will announce picks, including MORTEN ANDERSEN, JIM BROWN, WILLIE BROWN, FRANCO HARRIS, JIM TAYLOR and THURMAN THOMAS
Round 3 Draft announcements will feature past recipients and team winners of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide. Carolina Panthers linebacker and 2014 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year THOMAS DAVIS will make the Round 1 pick selection on behalf of his team.
The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award recognizes a player for his excellence on and off the field and represents the best of the NFL's commitment to philanthropy and community impact. 
Below is the list of former players scheduled to make selections in Round 2, as well as Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year national and team winners announcing Round 3 picks. There are a total of 15 Pro Football Hall of Famers listed below.
Bold designates Hall of Famers 
TeamRound 2Round 3
Arizona CardinalsJim HartMike Leach
Atlanta FalconsGerald RiggsMatt Bosher
Baltimore RavensJermaine LewisEdwin Mulitalo
Buffalo BillsThurman ThomasBryan Scott
Carolina PanthersTravelle WhartonGreg Olsen
Chicago BearsJay HilgenbergSam Acho
Cincinnati BengalsAnthony MuñozVincent Rey
Cleveland BrownsJim BrownJosh Cribbs
Dallas CowboysDrew PearsonBradie James
Denver BroncosFloyd LittleRod Smith
Detroit LionsLem BarneyDon Carey
Green Bay PackersJim TaylorJayrone Elliott
Houston TexansAndre JohnsonBrian Cushing
Indianapolis ColtsRobert MathisJoe Reitz
Jacksonville JaguarsTony BoselliJosh Scobee
Kansas City ChiefsCarlos CarsonWill Shields
Los Angeles ChargersShawne MerrimanJeremiah Attaochu
Los Angeles RamsJack YoungbloodSteven Jackson
Miami DolphinsLarry LittleChris Chambers
Minnesota VikingsJohn RandleMadieu Williams
New England PatriotsAndre TippettMatthew Slater
New Orleans SaintsMorten AndersenLance Moore
New York GiantsHarry CarsonJessie Armstead
New York JetsJoe KleckoBrandon Moore
Oakland RaidersWillie BrownWillie Brown
Philadelphia EaglesRon JaworskiJon Dorenbos
Pittsburgh SteelersFranco HarrisArthur Moats
San Francisco 49ersTom RathmanJustin Smith
Seattle SeahawksJacob GreenCliff Avril
Tampa Bay BuccaneersMike AlstottRyan Nece
Tennessee TitansMike RozierJurrell Casey
Washington RedskinsClinton PortisLondon Fletcher

NFL TEAMS TO ANNOUNCE DAY 3 DRAFT PICKS FROM UNIQUE LOCATIONS & RECOGNIZE KEY INDIVIDUALS

From military bases to state landmarks and attractions to even outer space, NFL teams will announce their Day 3 selections for Rounds 4 to 6 of the NFL Draft from special locations of their choosing and recognize individuals who have made a significant impact.

Beginning on Saturday, April 29 at 12:00 PM ET, Day 3 pick announcements will featurecurrent NFL players and legends, military personnel, actors, singers, and other special guests. New this year, Round 6 will be youth football-themed, and youth football players from Pop Warner, NFL FLAG, and local teams will represent various NFL clubs in their individual markets during pick selections.  

Here is a sampling of special team announcements during Day 3 of the NFL Draft:

  • Arizona Cardinals – Ten season ticket members will join cheerleaders and Big Red, the team’s mascot, to announce picks from the GRAND CANYON.
  • Chicago Bears – Bears running back JORDAN HOWARD and military personnel will make selections from the team’s headquarters at HALAS HALL.
  • Cleveland Browns – Former Browns player JOSH CRIBBS and season ticket members, along with alumni, will announce picks from CEDAR POINT AMUSEMENT PARK.
  • Denver Broncos – Military members and NFL legends will make selections fromPIÑON CANYON MANEUVER SITE.
  • Houston Texans – Astronauts at the INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION AND SPACE CENTER will announce picks for the first time from outer space. 
  • Indianapolis Colts – Colts defensive end KENDALL LANGFORD will make picks from the INDIANAPOLIS ZOO, along with staff personnel.   
  • Jacksonville Jaguars – Picks will be announced from LONDON and JACKSONVILLE
  • Kansas City Chiefs – Service members will make picks from the WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE.
  • New York Jets – Children of fallen EMT Yadira Arroyo will announce Day 3 selections from EMT HOUSE 26.  
  • Philadelphia Eagles –  Actor MORRIS CHESTNUT and CNBC’s JIM CRAMER will make picks from the NFL DRAFT THEATER
  • Pittsburgh Steelers – Actor MILO VENTIMIGLIA, Actress MANDY MOORE, current players, and members of a local youth football team will announce selections from HEINZ FIELD.
  • San Francisco 49ers – Country music singer JON PARDI will make picks from LEVI’S STADIUM.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers – General JOSEPH VOTEL, Commander of the United States Central Command, will announce selections from the team’s headquarters at ONE BUCANNEERS PLACE.
  • Washington Redskins – Actor MICHAEL EALY will make picks with fans from FEDEX FIELD.

Special team announcements for Day 3 will be broadcast in Philadelphia throughout the NFL Draft Experience presented by Dannon® Oikos® Triple Zero, the league’s largest free football festival taking place along Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Fans may also view Day 3 pick announcements on NFL Draft live platforms – such as NFL.com, the NFL Mobile from Verizon app (NFL.com/mobile), NFL Now, the NFL app on Xbox One and Windows 10, and Yahoo! Sports – as well as on ESPN. NFL Network will also feature select picks live on NFL Network Draft programming.

Fans can watch NFL Network digitally through Watch NFL Network on tablets, PCs and various connected TV devices (NFL.com/watch), with participating television providers. Select teams will also live stream local pick announcements on their websites and social media. Get full audio coverage of the 2017 NFL Draft live with Westwood One, TuneIn, and SiriusXM NFL Radio.

2017 NFL DRAFT NOTES​

-- 82nd NFL DRAFT --

PHILADELPHIA, PA

APRIL 27-29, 2017 

DATE
START
ROUNDS
SELECTION TIME
Thursday, April 27
8:00 PM ET
Round 1
10 Minutes






Friday, April 28
7:00 PM ET
Round 2
7 Minutes



Round 3
5 Minutes






Saturday, April 29
12:00 PM ET
Rounds 4-6
5 Minutes



Round 7
4 Minutes


-- NFL DRAFT -- 
PROSPECTS IN PHILLYTwenty-two prospects and 14 college head coaches will attend the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia. 
Louisiana State leads all colleges with three players in attendance, while the Pac-12 leads all conferences with seven prospects confirmed to attend the event. 
The players confirmed to attend this year’s NFL Draft: 
1)
Jamal Adams
S
Louisiana State

12)
Marshon Lattimore
CB
Ohio State
2)
Jonathan Allen
DT
Alabama

13)
Malik McDowell
DT
Michigan State
3)
Chidobe Awuzie
CB
Colorado

14)
Takkarist McKinley
LB
UCLA
4)
Derek Barnett
DE
Tennessee

15)
Ryan Ramczyk
T
Wisconsin
5)
Garett Bolles
T
Utah

16)
Haason Reddick
LB
Temple
6)
Gareon Conley
CB
Ohio State

17)
Cam Robinson
T
Alabama
7)
Corey Davis
WR
Western Michigan

18)
John Ross
WR
Washington
8)
Leonard Fournette
RB
Louisiana State

19)
Solomon Thomas
DE
Stanford
9)
Adoree’ Jackson
CB
Southern California

20)
Mitchell Trubisky
QB
North Carolina
10)
Kevin King
CB
Washington

21)
Deshaun Watson
QB
Clemson
11)
DeShone Kizer
QB
Notre Dame

22)
Tre’Davious White
CB
Louisiana State

The college head coaches confirmed to attend this year’s NFL Draft: 
1)
Larry Fedora
North Carolina

8)
Ed Orgeron
Louisiana State
2)
P.J. Fleck
Minnesota

9)
Chris Petersen
Washington
3)
Butch Jones
Tennessee

10)
Matt Rhule
Baylor
4)
Brian Kelly
Notre Dame

11)
Nick Saban
Alabama
5)
Mike MacIntyre
Colorado

12)
David Shaw
Stanford
6)
Urban Meyer
Ohio State

13)
Dabo Swinney
Clemson
7)
Jim Mora
UCLA

14)
Kyle Whittingham
Utah

-- NFL DRAFT -- 
ROLL TIDE: Several players from Alabama have the chance to hear their names in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, including DT JONATHAN ALLEN, LB REUBEN FOSTER, TE O.J. HOWARD and T CAM ROBINSON. 
If Alabama has a player selected in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Crimson Tide will tie Florida (1983-91) for the second-longest consecutive streak of players drafted in the first round since the advent of the common draft in 1967. Alabama currently has eight consecutive drafts with at least one first-round pick. 
Miami (1995-2008) holds the longest streak with 14 consecutive drafts having at least one player selected in the first round. 
The longest streak of consecutive seasons with a first-round pick (since 1967): 
YEARS
SCHOOL
CONSECUTIVE SEASONS WITH A FIRST-ROUND PICK
1995-2008
Miami
14
1983-1991
Florida
9
2009-2016
Alabama
8*
1997-2003
Florida
7
1991-1997
Ohio State
7
1983-1989
Pittsburgh
7
*Active streak












-- NFL DRAFT --
BOUNTIFUL BUCKEYES: Three Ohio State players are projected to have their names called in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft – S MALIK HOOKER, CB MARSHON LATTIMORE and CB GAREON CONLEY. In 2016, the Buckeyes had a draft-high five players selected in the first round. 
If all three players are selected in the first round, Ohio State would tie Alabama (2011-12) for the fourth-most first-round picks over any two-year span since 1967. Miami is the only school with more first-round choices over any two-year span, with nine players selected from both 2001-02 and 2002-03 and 10 players drafted from 2003-04. 
The schools with the most first-round picks over any two-year span (since 1967):
YEARS
SCHOOL
FIRST-ROUND PICKS OVER TWO-YEAR SPAN
2003-04
Miami
10
2002-03
Miami
9
2001-02
Miami
9
2011-12
Alabama
8






-- NFL DRAFT --
STAR-STUDDED STOPPERSTexas A&M DE MYLES GARRETT, Stanford DE SOLOMON THOMAS and Alabama DT JONATHAN ALLEN are projected to be taken early in the first round of the NFL Draft. 
If two defensive linemen are selected with the first and second picks, it would mark the third time in the common draft era that a pair of defensive linemen were taken first and second overall. 
The defensive linemen taken first and second overall in the same draft since 1967: 
YEAR
NO. 1 PICK
SCHOOL
TEAM 
NO. 2 PICK
SCHOOL
TEAM 
1976
Lee Roy Selmon
Oklahoma
Tampa Bay
Steve Niehaus
Notre Dame
Seattle
1972
Walt Patulski
Notre Dame
Buffalo
Sherman White
California
Cincinnati
Garrett would be the first player from Texas A&M selected with the first overall pick and the sixth Aggie to be selected in the top 10 since 2011. 
The Texas A&M players selected in the top 10 since 2011: 
YEAR
NAME
POSITION
NO. CHOSEN
TEAM 
2014
Jake Matthews
T
6
Atlanta
2014
Mike Evans
WR
7
Tampa Bay
2013
Luke Joeckel
T
2
Jacksonville
2012
Ryan Tannehill
QB
8
Miami
2011
Von Miller
LB
2
Denver
Thomas would become the fourth player in Stanford history and the first non-quarterback to be selected in the top five of the NFL Draft.
The Stanford players selected in the top five of the NFL Draft since 1967: 

YEAR
NAME
POSITION
NO. CHOSEN
TEAM 
2012
Andrew Luck
QB
1
Indianapolis
1983
John Elway
QB
1
Baltimore Colts
1971
Jim Plunkett
QB
1
New England

-- NFL DRAFT --
FIRST TIME QBsNorth Carolina QB MITCHELL TRUBISKY and Texas Tech QB PATRICK MAHOMES would each be the first quarterback from their respective schools selected in the first round. 
Trubisky would join T.J. YATES (2011, fifth round) and RONALD CURRY (2002, seventh round) as the only Tar Heels’ signal callers to be selected in the NFL Draft. 
If selected in the first round, Mahomes would be the fourth Texas Tech player and the first Red Raider quarterback selected in the first round since 1967. 
The players from Texas Tech selected in the first round of the draft since 1967: 

YEAR
PLAYER
POSITION
NO. CHOSEN
TEAM
2009
Michael Crabtree
WR
10
San Francisco
1983
Gabe Rivera
NT
21
Pittsburgh
1981
Ted Watts
DB
21
Oakland

-- NFL DRAFT -- 
THE CHAMP IS HEREClemson QB DESHAUN WATSON was named the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game Most Valuable Offensive Player after passing for 420 yards with three touchdowns and rushing for a score in the Tigers’ 35-31 victory over Alabama. 
If selected in the first round, Watson would become the eighth quarterback since 1967 to start and win a national championship and be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft, and the fifth quarterback to accomplish the feat in the same year. 
The quarterbacks to start and win a national championship and be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft since 1967: 
PLAYER
TEAM
YEAR SELECTED (NO. CHOSEN) 
SCHOOL
NATL. CHAMP. SEASON
Jameis Winston
Tampa Bay
2015 (1st)
Florida State
2013
Cam Newton
Carolina
2011 (1st)
Auburn
2010
Tim Tebow
Denver
2010 (25th) 
Florida
2008
Vince Young
Tennessee
2006 (3rd) 
Texas
2005
Matt Leinart
Arizona
2006 (10th)
Southern California
2004
Todd Blackledge
Kansas City
1983 (7th)
Penn State
1982
Jerry Tagge
Green Bay
1972 (11th) 
Nebraska
1971

-- NFL DRAFT -- 
THAT’S TIGHTAlabama TE O.J. HOWARD and Miami TE DAVID NJOKU hope to hear their names called in the first round of the Draft. If both players are selected in the top 20, it would mark the fifth time since 1967 that two tight ends have been chosen in the first 20 selections of the first round of the NFL Draft. 
The pairs of tight ends drafted in the top 20 of the NFL Draft since 1967: 

YEAR
PLAYER
SCHOOL
NO. CHOSEN
TEAM
1992
Derek Brown
Notre Dame
14
New York Giants

Johnny Mitchell
Nebraska
15
New York Jets
1974
J.V. Cain
Colorado
7
St. Louis Cardinals

Reuben Gant
Oklahoma State
18
Buffalo
1973
Charle Young
Southern California
6
Philadelphia

Paul Seymour
Michigan
7
Buffalo

Billy Joe DuPree
Michigan State
20
Dallas
1972
Riley Odoms
Houston
5
Denver

Jerome Barkum
Jackson State
9
New York Jets

-- NFL DRAFT --
SAFETY GUARANTEEDLouisiana State S JAMAL ADAMS and Ohio State S MALIK HOOKER may both hear their names called at the top of the first round. Since 1980, there have been five safeties selected in the top five. The most recent top-five selection at the safety position was ERIC BERRY, who was taken by the Kansas City Chiefs with the fifth overall choice in 2010. 
The safeties selected in the top five of the NFL Draft since 1980:​
YEAR
PLAYER
TEAM
SCHOOL
OVERALL SELECTION
2010
Eric Berry
Kansas City
Tennessee
5

2004
Sean Taylor
Washington
Miami
5

1991
Eric Turner
Cleveland
UCLA
2

1988
Bennie Blades
Detroit
Miami
3

1981
Kenny Easley
Seattle
UCLA
4


-- NFL DRAFT -- 
​BROTHERLY LOVEWisconsin LB T.J. WATT, the brother of Texans’ DE J.J. WATT and Chargers’ FB DEREK WATT, hopes to hear his name called in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. 
If selected in the first round, T.J. would join J.J. – the 11th overall selection in 2011 – as the eighth pair of brothers since 1990 to be selected in the first round of their respective NFL Drafts. 
The pairs of brothers selected in the first round of the NFL Draft since 1990: 
FAMILY NAME
PLAYER
TEAM (DRAFT YEAR)
PLAYER
TEAM (DRAFT YEAR)
Davis
Vontae*
Miami (2009)
Vernon*
San Francisco (2006)
Long
Kyle*
Chicago (2013)
Chris*
St. Louis (2008)
Manning
Eli*
San Diego (2004)
Peyton
Indianapolis (1998)
McDougle
Jerome
Philadelphia (2003)
Stockar
Detroit (2000)
Pouncey
Mike*
Miami (2011)
Maurkice*
Pittsburgh (2010)
Thomas
Robert
St. Louis (2002)
Stan
Chicago (1991)
Trufant
Desmond*
Atlanta (2013)
Marcus
Seattle (2003)
*Active




-- NFL DRAFT --
ALL IN THE FAMILYLouisiana State S JAMAL ADAMS, son of former first-round pick GEORGE ADAMS (1985, New York Giants), is projected to be taken in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. 
If Adams is selected in the first round, they would become the eighth father-son combination to be drafted in the first round in the common draft era. 
The father-son first-round draft picks since 1967: 
FAMILY NAME
FATHER
TEAM (DRAFT YEAR)
SON
TEAM (DRAFT YEAR)
Heyward
Craig
New Orleans (1988)
Cameron*
Pittsburgh (2011)
Ingram
Mark
New York Giants (1987)
Mark* 
New Orleans (2011)
Manning
Archie
New Orleans (1971)
Peyton
Indianapolis (1998)



Eli*
San Diego (2004)
Matthews
Clay, Jr.
Cleveland (1978)
Clay*
Green Bay (2009)
Matthews 
Bruce
Houston Oilers (1983)
Jake*
Atlanta (2014)
Winslow
Kellen
San Diego (1979)
Kellen, Jr.
Cleveland (2004)
*Active




-- NFL DRAFT --
TIGER AT THE TOPLouisiana State RB LEONARD FOURNETTE aims to be the first running back selected in the 2017 NFL Draft. If taken in the first round, Fournette would become the fourth LSU running back to be selected in the opening round since 1967. 
 The LSU running backs selected in the first round of the draft since 1967: 

YEAR
PLAYER
NO. CHOSEN
TEAM
2006
Joseph Addai
30
Indianapolis
1991
Harvey Williams
21
Kansas City
1979
Charles Alexander
12
Cincinnati

-- NFL DRAFT --
FIRST-ROUND TRADES SINCE 2000
(Yearly totals can include future selections traded in previous years.) 
DRAFT
ROUND 1 TRADES
2000
16
2001
15
2002
14
2003
18
2004
17
2005
9
2006
11
2007
10
2008
17
2009
13
2010
15
2011
8
2012
19
2013
12
2014
11
2015
6
2016
8


CONSECUTIVE TOP 10 CHOICES FROM SAME COLLEGE 
1937
Nebraska - HB Lloyd Cardwell (7) and E Les McDonald (8)
1943
Minnesota - HB Bill Daley (7) and T Dick Wildung (8)
1946
Notre Dame - QB Johnny Lujack (4) and T George Connor (5)
1948
Alabama - HB Lowell Tew (4) and C Vaughn Mancha (5)
1949
Notre Dame - QB Frank Tripucka (9) and G Bill Fischer (10)
1949
Southern Methodist - RB Doak Walker (3) and HB Paul Page (4)
1959
Ohio State - HB Don Clark (7) and C Dan James (8)
1967
Michigan State - DT Bubba Smith (1) and RB Clint Jones (2)
1977
Southern California - T Marvin Powell (4) and DT Gary Jeter (5)
1978
Notre Dame - TE Ken MacAfee (7) and DT Ross Browner (8)
1981
UCLA - RB Freeman McNeil (3) and DB Kenny Easley (4)
1984
Nebraska - WR Irving Fryar (1) and T Dean Steinkuhler (2)
1990
Southern California - LB Junior Seau (5) and DB Mark Carrier (6)
1991
Nebraska - DB Bruce Pickens (3) and LB Mike Croel (4)
1991
Tennessee - T Charles McRae (7) and T Antone Davis (8)
1992
Stanford - T Bob Whitfield (8) and RB Tommy Vardell (9)
1993
Alabama - DE John Copeland (5) and DE Eric Curry (6)
1996
Illinois - LB Kevin Hardy (2) and DE Simeon Rice (3)
2000
Penn State - DE Courtney Brown (1) and LB LaVar Arrington (2)
2002
Texas - T Mike Williams (4) and DB Quentin Jammer (5)
2004
Miami - S Sean Taylor (5) and TE Kellen Winslow (6)
2010
Oklahoma - DT Gerald McCoy (3) and T Trent Williams (4)
2013
Alabama - DB Dee Milliner (9) and G Chance Warmack (10)
2014
Texas A&M - T Jake Matthews (6) and WR Mike Evans (7)
2016
Ohio State – DE Joey Bosa (3) and RB Ezekiel Elliott (4)

BREAKDOWN OF
OFFENSIVE/DEFENSIVE PLAYERS SELECTED
IN FIRST ROUND SINCE 1990 
YEAR
OFFENSE
DEFENSE
FIRST OFFENSIVE PICK
FIRST DEFENSIVE PICK
1990
11
14
Jeff George-QB (1)
Cortez Kennedy-DT (3)
1991
13
14
Charles McRae-T (7)
Russell Maryland-DT (1)
1992
13
15
Desmond Howard-WR (4)
Steve Emtman-DE (1)
1993
15
14
Drew Bledsoe-QB (1)
Marvin Jones-LB (4)
1994
13
16
Marshall Faulk-RB (2)
Dan Wilkinson-DT (1)
1995
18
14
Ki-Jana Carter-RB (1)
Kevin Carter-DE (6)
1996
17
13
Keyshawn Johnson-WR (1)
Kevin Hardy-LB (2)
1997
14
16
Orlando Pace-T (1)
Darrell Russell-DE (2)
1998
14
16
Peyton Manning-QB (1)
Andre Wadsworth-DE (3)
1999
16
15
Tim Couch-QB (1)
Champ Bailey-CB (7)
2000
17
14
Chris Samuel-T (3)
Courtney Brown-DE  (1)
2001
15
16
Michael Vick-QB (1)
Gerard Warren-DT (3)
2002
16
16
David Carr-QB (1)
Julius Peppers-DE (2)
2003
14
18
Carson Palmer-QB (1)
Dewayne Robertson-DT (4)
2004
19
13
Eli Manning-QB (1)
Sean Taylor-S (5)
2005
16
16
Alex Smith-QB (1)
Adam Jones-CB (6)
2006
19
13
Reggie Bush-RB (2)
Mario Williams-DE (1)
2007
15
17
JaMarcus Russell-QB (1)
Gaines Adams-DE (4)
2008
16
15
Jake Long-T (1)
Chris Long-DE (2)
2009
19
13
Matthew Stafford-QB (1)
Tyson Jackson-DE (3)
2010
14
18
Sam Bradford-QB (1)
Ndamukong Suh-DT (2)
2011
16
16
Cam Newton-QB (1)
Von Miller-LB (2)
2012
15
17
Andrew Luck-QB (1)
Morris Claiborne-CB (6)
2013
14
18
Eric Fisher-T (1)
Dion Jordan-DE (3)
2014
14
18
Greg Robinson-T (2)
Jadeveon Clowney-DE (1)
2015
17
15
Jameis Winston-QB (1)
Dante Fowler-DE (3)
2016
15
16
Jared Goff-QB (1)
Joey Bosa-DE (3)

MOSTS 
Colleges with most No. 1 overall draft choices:
Auburn (5)
2011: Cam Newton, QB (Carolina); 1988: Aundray Bruce, LB (Atlanta); 1986: Bo Jackson, RB (Tampa Bay); 1965: Tucker Frederickson, RB (N.Y. Giants); 1961: Ken Rice, G (Buffalo)
Notre Dame (5)
1973: Walt Patulski, DE (Buffalo); 1957: Paul Hornung, HB (Green Bay); 1950: Leon Hart, E (Detroit); 1946: Frank Dancewicz, QB (Boston Yanks); 1944: Angelo Bertelli, QB (Boston Yanks)
Southern California (5)
2003: Carson Palmer, QB (Cincinnati); 1996: Keyshawn Johnson, WR (N.Y. Jets); 1977: Ricky Bell, RB (Tampa Bay); 1969: O.J. Simpson, RB (Buffalo); 1968: Ron Yary, T (Minnesota)

Most first-round selections from one college in single year:  6
2004 - Miami (Sean Taylor, Kellen Winslow, Jonathan Vilma, D.J. Williams, Vernon Carey, Vince Wilfork). 
College with most players taken in single draft: Texas, 17 in 1984. 
Most offensive players selected in first round: 19 in 2009, 2004 & 1968. 
Most defensive players selected in first round19 in 2006. 
Consecutive first-round choices from same college that played same position:
1991: Tennessee Ts Charles McRae (#7-Tampa Bay) and Antone Davis (#8-Philadelphia).
1993: Alabama DEs John Copeland (#5-Cincinnati) and Eric Curry (#6-Tampa Bay).
1997: Miami DEs Kenard Lang (#17-Washington) and Kenny Holmes (#18-Tennessee). 
Number of Pro Football Hall of Famers selected No. 1 overall:  14
1942 – “Bullet” Bill Dudley/Pittsburgh; 1945 – Charley Trippi/Chicago Cardinals; 1949 – Chuck Bednarik/Philadelphia; 1957 – Paul Hornung/Green Bay; 1963 – Buck Buchanan/Kansas City (AFL); 1968 – Ron Yary/Minnesota; 1969 – O.J. Simpson/Buffalo; 1970 – Terry Bradshaw/Pittsburgh; 1976 – Lee Roy Selmon/Tampa Bay; 1978 – Earl Campbell/Houston; 1983 – John Elway/Baltimore Colts; 1985 – Bruce Smith/Buffalo Bills; 1989 – Troy Aikman/Dallas Cowboys. 1997 – Orlando Pace/St. Louis Rams. 
Most consecutive offensive players selected to start NFL Draft
1999 – 6; QB Tim Couch (Cleveland), QB Donovan McNabb (Philadelphia), QB Akili Smith (Cincinnati), RB Edgerrin James (Indianapolis), HB Ricky Williams (New Orleans), WR Torry Holt (St. Louis). 
Most consecutive defensive players selected to start NFL Draft
1991 – 6; DT Russell Maryland (Dallas), S Eric Turner (Cleveland), CB Bruce Pickens (Atlanta), OLB Mike Croel (Denver), CB Todd Lyght (Los Angeles Rams), DT Eric Swann (Phoenix). 
Number of times QB and RB from same college have been chosen in top 10: 10  
1942 (QB Frank Albert, RB Pete Kmetovic-Stanford), 1943 (QB Jack Jenkins, RB Bob Steuber-Missouri), 1944 (QB Angelo Bertelli, RB Creighton Miller-Notre Dame), 1946 (QB Frank Dancewicz, QB Johnny Lujack, RB Emil Sitko-Notre Dame), 1947 (QB Ernie Case, RB Cal Rossi-UCLA), 1948 (QB Harry Gilmer, RB Lowell Tew-Alabama), 1983(QB Todd Blackledge, RB Curt Warner-Penn State), 1993 (QB Rick Mirer, RB Jerome Bettis-Notre Dame), 1995(QB Kerry Collins, RB Ki-Jana Carter-Penn State), 2006 (QB Matt Leinart, RB Reggie Bush-Southern California).
Most offensive linemen taken in first round: 10
1968 - T Ron Yary, C Robert Johnson, T Russ Washington, T Mike Taylor, C Forrest Blue, G Maurice Moorman, G George Daney, T John Williams, G Bill Lueck, T Doug Crusan.
DRAFT TIMES 
NOTE:  The first combined (AFL-NFL) draft in 1967 consisted of 17 rounds.  In 1977, the draft was reduced to 12 rounds.  There were eight rounds in 1993 and seven since 1994.
Longest first round since 1967: 2007 (6 hours, 8 minutes) 
Shortest first round since 1967: 1972 (2 hours) 
Longest seven-round draft: 2007 (18 hours, 5 minutes)          
Shortest seven-round draft: 2015 (13 hours, 45 minutes) 
Most rounds on draft day: 30 (1943-1959 drafts)
COLLEGES WITH THREE PLAYERS DRAFTED IN FIRST ROUND 
Number of times since 2000 that a college has had at least three players chosen in first round: 28 
2000:  Florida State (3) – Peter Warrick/Cincinnati; Corey Simon/Philadelphia; Sebastian Janikowski/Oakland.
2001:  Miami (4) – Dan Morgan/Carolina; Damione Lewis/St. Louis; Santana Moss/ N.Y. Jets; Reggie Wayne/Indianapolis.           
Michigan (3) – David Terrell/Chicago; Steve Hutchinson/Seattle; Jeff Backus/Detroit.
2002:  Miami (5) – Bryant McKinnie/Minnesota; Jeremy Shockey/N.Y. Giants; Phillip Buchanon/Oakland; Ed Reed/Baltimore; Mike Rumph/San Francisco.     
Tennessee (3) – John Henderson/Jacksonville; Donte’ Stallworth/New Orleans; Albert Haynesworth/Tennessee.
2003:  Miami (4) – Andre Johnson/Houston; Jerome McDougle/Philadelphia; Willis McGahee/Buffalo; William Joseph/N.Y. Giants.           
Penn State (4) – Jimmy Kennedy/St. Louis; Michael Haynes/Chicago; Bryant Johnson/Arizona; Larry Johnson/Kansas City.
2004:  Miami (6) – Sean Taylor/Washington; Kellen Winslow/Cleveland; Jonathan Vilma/N.Y. Jets; D.J. Williams/Denver; Vernon Carey/Miami; Vince Wilfork/New England.           
Ohio State (3) – Will Smith/New Orleans, Chris Gamble/Carolina, Mike Jenkins/Atlanta.
2005:  Auburn (4) – Ronnie Brown/Miami; Jason Campbell/Washington; Carlos Rogers/Washington; Carnell Williams/Tampa Bay. 
2006:  Ohio State (5) – A.J. Hawk/Green Bay; Donte Whitner/Buffalo; Bobby Carpenter/Dallas; Santonio Holmes/Pittsburgh; Nick Mangold/N.Y. Jets.           
Florida State (4) – Ernie Sims/Detroit; Kamerion Wimbley/Cleveland; Brodrick Bunkley/Philadelphia; Antonio Cromartie/San Diego.
North Carolina State (3) – Mario Williams/Houston; Manny Lawson/San     Francisco; John McCargo/Buffalo. 
2007:  Louisiana State (4) – JaMarcus Russell/Oakland; LaRon Landry/Washington; Dwayne Bowe/Kansas City; Craig Davis/San Diego.           
Miami (3) – Brandon Meriweather/New England; Jon Beason/Carolina; Greg Olsen/Chicago. 
2008Southern California (4) – Sedrick Ellis/New Orleans; Keith Rivers/Cincinnati; Sam Baker/Atlanta; Lawrence Jackson/Seattle. 
2009Southern California (3) – Mark Sanchez/N.Y. Jets; Brian Cushing/Houston; Clay Matthews/Green Bay; 
2010Oklahoma (4) – Sam Bradford/St. Louis; Gerald McCoy/Tampa Bay; Trent Williams/Washington; Jermaine Gresham/Cincinnati 
Florida (3) – Joe Haden/Cleveland; Maurkice Pouncey/Pittsburgh; Tim Tebow/Denver 
2011Alabama (4) – Marcell Dareus/Buffalo; Julio Jones/Atlanta; James Carpenter/Seattle; Mark Ingram/New Orleans 
2012Alabama (4) – Trent Richardson/Cleveland; Mark Barron/Tampa Bay; Dre Kirkpatrick/Cincinnati; Dont’a Hightower/New England 
2013Alabama (3) – Dee Milliner/New York Jets; Chance Warmack/Tennessee; D.J. Fluker/San Diego 
Florida State (3) – E.J. Manuel/Buffalo; Bjoern Werner/Indianapolis; Xavier    Rhodes/Minnesota 
2014Louisville (3) – Calvin Pryor/New York Jets; Marcus Smith/Philadelphia;
          Teddy Bridgewater/Minnesota 
Texas A&M (3) – Jake Matthews/Atlanta; Mike Evans/Tampa Bay; Johnny Manziel/Cleveland 
2015Washington (3) – Danny Shelton/Cleveland; Marcus Peters/Kansas City;
Shaq Thompson/Carolina 
2016:  Ohio State (5) – Joey Bosa/San Diego; Ezekiel Elliott/Dallas; Eli Apple/New York
Giants; Taylor Decker/Detroit; Darron Lee/New York Jets 
Mississippi (3) – Laremy Tunsil/Miami; Laquon Treadwell/Minnesota; Robert 
Nkemdiche/Arizona 
FIRST ROUND BY POSITION 
Most first-round selections by position (one year):
Quarterback (6-1983):


John Elway/Baltimore, Todd Blackledge/Kansas City, Jim Kelly/Buffalo, Tony Eason/New England, Ken O’Brien/N.Y. Jets, Dan Marino/Miami


Halfback/Running Back (9-1938, 1941):

(Last time) 1941 – Tom Harmon/Chicago Bears, John Kimbrough/Chicago Cardinals, Norm Standlee/Chicago Bears, John Thomason/Detroit, George Franck/New York, George Paskavan/Green Bay, Dean McAdams/Brooklyn, Don Scott/Chicago Bears, Forrest Evashevski/Washington 


Wide Receiver (7-2004):

Larry Fitzgerald/Arizona, Roy Williams/Detroit, Reggie Williams/Jacksonville, Lee Evans/Buffalo, Michael Clayton/Tampa Bay, Michael Jenkins/Atlanta, Rashaun Woods/San Francisco.


Tight End (3-1970, 2002):

(Last time) 2002 – Jeremy Shockey/N.Y. Giants; Daniel Graham/New England; Jerramy Stevens/Seattle


Center (2-1949, 1950, 1968, 2009):

(Last time) 2009 – Alex Mack/Cleveland, Eric Wood/Buffalo



Guard (4-1982):


Mike Munchak/Houston, Sean Farrell/Tampa Bay, Ron Hallestrom/Green Bay, Roy Foster/Miami


Tackle (8-2008):


Jake Long/Miami, Ryan Clady/Denver, Chris Williams/Chicago, Branden Albert/Kansas City, Gosder Cherilus/Detroit, Jeff Otah/Carolina, Sam Baker/Atlanta, Duane Brown/Houston


Defensive Back (9-2014):

Justin Gilbert/Cleveland, Kyle Fuller/Chicago, Calvin Pryor/New York Jets, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix/Green Bay, Darqueze Dennard/Cincinnati, Jason Verrett/San Diego, Deone Bucannon/Arizona, Jimmie Ward/San Francisco, Bradley Roby/Denver.


Linebacker (7-1990):


Keith McCants/Tampa Bay, Junior Seau/San Diego, Chris Singleton/New England, James Francis/Cincinnati, Percy Snow/Kansas City, Lamar Lathon/Houston, Tony Bennett/Green Bay.


Defensive End (6-1992, 2011):

(Last time) 2011 – J.J. Watt/Houston, Robert Quinn/St. Louis, Corey Liuget/San Diego, Adrian Clayborn/Tampa Bay, Cameron Jordan/New Orleans, Cameron Heyward/Pittsburgh. 


Defensive Tackle (6-1977, 2001, 2003):

(Last time) 2003 – Dewayne Robertson/N.Y. Jets, Johnathan Sullivan/New Orleans, Kevin Williams/Minnesota, Jimmy Kennedy/St. Louis, Ty Warren/New England, William Joseph/N.Y. Giants.


Nose Tackle (1-1986, 1988, 2012):
(Last time) 2012 – Dontari Poe/Kansas City

Kicker/Punter (1-1966, 1973, 1978, 1979, 2000):

(Last time) 2000 – K Sebastian Janikowski/Oakland


MOST PLAYERS DRAFTED FROM SINGLE SCHOOL SINCE 1970 
Year
College
Players

1970
Grambling, Southern California
9

1971
Ohio State
13

1972
Michigan
10

1973
Oklahoma
11

1974
UCLA
12

1975
Southern California
14

1976
Nebraska, Ohio State
11

1977
Southern California
14

1978
Florida
10

1979
Notre Dame, Oklahoma
10

1980
Nebraska, Southern California
10

1981
Pittsburgh
12

1982
Texas
12

1983
Southern California
11

1984
Texas
17

1985
Wisconsin
11

1986
Illinois, Southern California
9

1987
Penn State
13

1988
Oklahoma
13

1989
Auburn
10

1990
Southern California
10

1991
Miami
11

1992
Washington
11

1993
Notre Dame, Miami
9

1994
Notre Dame
10

1995
Colorado, Florida State
10

1996
Penn State
10

1997
Arizona State, Miami, Nebraska
8

1998
Washington
10

1999
Florida, Ohio State
8

2000
Tennessee
9

2001
Florida State
9

2002
Miami
11

2003
Florida, Miami, Tennessee
8

2004
Ohio State
14

2005
Oklahoma
11

2006
Southern California
11

2007
Florida
9

2008
Southern California
10

2009
Southern California
11

2010
Florida 
9

2011
North Carolina, Southern California
9

2012
Alabama
8

2013
Florida State
11

2014
Louisiana State
9

2015
Florida State
11

2016
Ohio State
12


UNDERCLASSMEN AND THE DRAFT
NOTE: Since 1990, 17 of the No. 1 overall picks have been underclassmen (Jeff George – 1990, Steve Emtman – 1992, Drew Bledsoe – 1993, Dan Wilkinson – 1994, Ki-Jana Carter – 1995, Orlando Pace – 1997, Tim Couch – 1999, Michael Vick – 2001, Mario Williams – 2006, JaMarcus Russell – 2007, Matthew Stafford – 2009, Sam Bradford – 2010, Cam Newton – 2011, Andrew Luck – 2012, Jadeveon Clowney – 2014, Jameis Winston – 2015, Jared Goff – 2016).
Year
Drafted
 Top-10 Picks
2016
70
8
2015
55
6
2014
61
6
2013
52
3
2012
44
8
2011
43
8
2010
46
5
2009
41
5
2008
39
4
2007
29
5
2006
33
6
2005
37
4
2004
35
5
2003
32
5
2002
26
2
2001
27
5
2000
20
4
1999
22
5
1998
19
3
1997
25
6
1996
16
4
1995
22
2
1994
25
6
1993
24
5
1992
21
5
1991
19
1
1990
18
5

COLLEGES WITH MOST FIRST-ROUND PICKS (Since 1967)
College
Total
College
Total
Southern California
68
Oklahoma
32
Ohio State 
61
Texas A&M
29
Miami
59
Nebraska
28
Florida
48
Georgia
26
Alabama 
43
Louisiana State
26
Florida State
43
Michigan State
25
Notre Dame 
41
UCLA
25
Tennessee
39
California
24
Michigan
34
Clemson
24
Penn State
33
Arizona St.
23
Texas
33
Pittsburgh
23

COLLEGES WITH MOST FIRST-ROUND PICKS BY YEAR (Since 1967
) 
1967-Michigan State/4
1992-Multiple with 2
1968-Southern California/5
1993-Notre Dame/4
1969-Notre Dame, Ohio St., Southern California/3
1994-Notre Dame, Texas A&M/3
1970-Oklahoma/3
1995- Fla. St., Michigan, Ohio St., Penn St./3
1971-Ohio State/4
1996-Ohio State/3
1972-Nebraska, Notre Dame/3
1997-Florida State/4
1973-Purdue, Southern California/3
1998-North Carolina, Tennessee/3
1974-Ohio State/3
1999-Ohio State/3
1975-Ohio State/3
2000-Florida State/3
1976-Colorado, Oklahoma/3
2001-Miami/4
1977-Southern California/3
2002-Miami/5
1978-Notre Dame/3
2003-Miami/4, Penn State/4
1979-Multiple with 2
2004-Miami/6
1980-Southern California, Texas/3
2005-Auburn/4
1981-Southern California, Pittsburgh/3
2006-Ohio State/5
1982-Southern California/3
2007-Lousiana State/4
1983-Pittsburgh, Southern California/3
2008-Southern California/4
1984-Maryland, Nebraska, Oklahoma/2
2009-Southern California/3
1985-Wisconsin/3
2010-Oklahoma/4
1986-Iowa/3
2011-Alabama/4
1987-Miami/3
2012-Alabama/4
1988-Arizona State, Miami, Oklahoma/2
2013-Alabama, Florida State/3
1989-Florida/3
2014-Louisville, Texas A&M/3
1990-Multiple with 2
2015-Washington/3
1991-Tennessee/3
2016-Ohio State/5


32 SEASON TICKET MEMBERS TO RECEIVE EXCLUSIVE 
NFL DRAFT EXPERIENCE IN PHILADELPHIA

For the fourth consecutive year, 32 season ticket members – one representing each team – will receive the ultimate NFL Draft experience courtesy of The Membership Club, an NFL league-wide benefits program.

Hand-selected by each club, these season ticket members will help kick off festivities and get behind the scenes access to Draft celebrations in Philadelphia. The experience commences on Thursday, April 27th with a breakfast to kick off Draft Day and an exclusive invite to the NFL Draft Luncheon, featuring an assortment of NFL Legends.

Following the luncheon, this exclusive group will head back to their hotel to get ready for Round 1 of the NFL Draft. Each season ticket member will receive a custom team jersey with “Draft Day” on the nameplate to wear for the night. Later that evening, they will kick off the event by walking the Red Carpet and hand delivering the official New Era Draft Caps to the NFL Draft Theater, which is located on the iconic steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Once in venue, the V.I.P. access continues when this select group of fans will deliver a customized No. 1 Nike jersey from backstage to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as picks are announced. Season ticket members will also have the opportunity to visit their respective Team Lockers in the NFL Draft Experience presented by Oikos® Triple Zero. 

Full of football, music, food and more, the Draft Experience in Philadelphia is the largest fan celebration ever created by the NFL, spanning 25 football fields and taking place along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Divided into AFC Row and NFC Row, Team Houses are the ultimate fan caves and provide a place for fans to gather and engage with unique club content and memorabilia. 

A complete list of season ticket members selected to represent their respective teams at the 2017 NFL Draft are listed below. Season ticket members are available for interviews. Media opportunities can be arranged by contacting NFL PR

Team
Season Ticket Member
Arizona Cardinals
Chrisie Elser
Atlanta Falcons
Travis Mitchell
Baltimore Ravens
Mark Kurth
Buffalo Bills
Thomas Spence
Carolina Panthers
Eugene Cochrane
Chicago Bears
Nicholas Ravelingeen
Cincinnati Bengals
Pennie Dunaway
Cleveland Browns
Robert Goforth
Dallas Cowboys
Jerry Simrell
Denver Broncos
Joseph Saint
Detroit Lions
Dave West
Green Bay Packers
Bob Renkens
Houston Texans
Robert Phillips
Indianapolis Colts
Michael Thomas M. Bowers
Jacksonville Jaguars
Leesa Gerald
Kansas City Chiefs
Darin W. Hurd
Los Angeles Chargers
Todd Welke
Los Angeles Rams
Juanita Giandalia
Miami Dolphins
Christopher Teaney
Minnesota Vikings
Ryan Stegeman
New England Patriots
Kyle Corkum
New Orleans Saints
Jason Fisher
New York Giants
Marc Johnson
New York Jets
Todd A. Stockton
Oakland Raiders
Richard Gonzalez
Philadelphia Eagles
Gailmarie Wehmeyer
Pittsburgh Steelers
Mary Gray
San Francisco 49ers
Roxana Davidoff
Seattle Seahawks
Josh Stadler
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Robert Eckard
Tennessee Titans
Barry Haynes
Washington Redskins
John Clark

NFL ANNOUNCES FREE FAN OPPORTUNITIES FOR 
2017 NFL DRAFT IN PHILADELPHIA

New Renderings of Fan Experience & Draft Theater Available Here

When the 82ND NFL DRAFT comes to Philadelphia from April 27 to April 29, the NFL will bring a record number of free fan experiences, including interactive exhibits, immersive games, virtual reality experiences, flag football competitions, autograph sessions, photo opportunities with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, and more. 

The 2017 NFL Draft will occur along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, incorporating famed city landmarks such as The Franklin Institute and the iconic steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. For the first time, the NFL is constructing an open-air theater where fans can view all three Draft days in an outdoor environment. This unique setup will allow for the largest live audience ever to view the team selections. 

In addition, Benjamin Franklin Parkway is being transformed into the NFL DRAFT EXPERIENCE PRESENTED BY DANNON® OIKOS® TRIPLE ZERO, a three-day fan festival spanning the size of 25 football fields. This expansive outdoor celebration will be the largest activation created by the league and include a first-of-its-kind 100-yard NFL zip line with aerial views above the parkway.

2017 NFL DRAFT

ROUND 1, set for Thursday, April 27 at 8:00 PM ET, will include prospects walking the red carpet before the start of the NFL Draft. On Friday, April 28 starting at 7:00 PM ET, thirty-two former players from the NFL Legends Community – along with past recipients and team winners of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide – will announce selections for ROUNDS 2-3

ROUNDS 4-5 will be broadcast from locations across the country as teams will announce their selections at their facilities and other unique market locations on Saturday, April 29 starting at 12:00 PM ET. Picks for ROUND 6 will feature appearances by youth football teams across the country, and ROUND 7 will bring fans back to Philadelphia for the culmination of the Draft live from the NFL Draft Theater.

The NFL is launching an official companion app, NFL Draft – Fan Mobile Pass, to guide visitors through the NFL Draft Experience in Philadelphia and to also provide exclusive chances to win prizes – including exclusive Draft memorabilia, the ability to collect badges at interactive events, and more. Fans may visit NFL.com/apps/draft later this week to download the app.

All three days of the 2017 NFL Draft will be televised nationally by NFL Network and ESPN. ESPN Deportes will also nationally broadcast Round 1 on April 27 in Spanish. Fans should visit NFL.com/Draft, follow @NFL on Twitter, and use #NFLDraft for the most up-to-date information.

Selection Square Driven by Hyundai

Selection Square Driven by Hyundai will serve as one of the epicenters of the 2017 NFL Draft. Located at The Franklin Institute, Selection Square will feature all 32 team tables where representatives from each team will make their Draft selections throughout the three days.

Selection Square will feature a free viewing gallery in the rotunda of the historic Benjamin Franklin National Memorial. Highlights of the viewing gallery include a real-time, up-close look at the player selection process and ability to watch NFL Network-produced programming live from the NFL Draft.

NFL Draft Experience presented by Oikos® Triple Zero:​

The free NFL Draft Experience presented by Oikos Triple Zero will feature interactive elements, flag football competitions, concessions, player appearances/autograph signings, NFL Shop at Draft presented by Visa, the NFL PLAY 60 Zone presented by Danimals®, where youth football clinics will take place, visits by Draft prospects, and more. 

Hours of operation are: Thursday, April 27: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM; Friday, April 28: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM; and Saturday, April 29: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. An assortment of fan activities are detailed below, and additional information is available at NFL.com/DraftExperience.

Examples of Games

  • Zip to the Future presented by Oikos Triple Zero  Fly over NFL Draft Experience on a 100-yard zip line. Due to high demand, timed reservations will be made available via Fan Mobile Pass.

  • Combine Corner – From racing against NFL players to running routes, fans can test their football and athletic skills at Combine Corner. Featured attractions include:
o    Vertical Jump: Take your position at the vertical jump and find out what the difference between your reach and the flag you hit is, just like at the NFL Scouting Combine. 
o    40-Yard Dash: Race down the field against digital NFL players on a 40-yard long LED wall.

·         Hail Mary  Test your long-distance accuracy by throwing a deep pass over defenders into a drop-in net.

  • Oikos Triple Zero Field Goal Kick  Test your ability to kick a field goal through NFL uprights. 

     
  • Touch Pass  Master one of the most difficult throws for an NFL quarterback by throwing the ball on an arc over a defensive player and into a net. 

     
  • NFL Virtual Reality – Experience NFL games using virtual reality technology.  

     

    Examples of Attractions

·         NFL Draft Set  Visit the official NFL Draft set from Thursday to Saturday and see the view from behind the podium

  • ESPN Set  Check out SportsCenter LIVE from NFL Draft Experience. 

  • NFL Network Desk presented by Ford F Series  Take your seat behind the NFL Network Total Access desk and break down the game. 
      
  • NFL Draft Experience Tailgate – Enjoy selections from some of Philadelphia’s best restaurants in a “taste of the town” tailgate.

·         NFL Museum (Pro Football Hall of Fame display area) – This exhibit features historical Hall of Fame memorabilia, a full collection of 50 Super Bowl rings, Conference Championship trophies, and a chance to create your own digital Hall of Fame bronze bust. 

·         NFL Auction Prizes and Giveaways – Located in the NFL Museum, stop by for cool giveaways and chances to win unique NFL instant prizes for registered fans. View game worn and signed memorabilia available only on the NFL Auction website, and learn about the charities and foundations that the NFL and NFL Auction support.

  • Vince Lombardi Trophy – Take a photo with the Super Bowl trophy.

  • AFC & NFC Locker Rooms – Visit a replica NFL locker room as it appears on gameday. Experience the sights of an NFL pregame with sleek transparent LCDs.
  • College Football Corner  Fans can view College Football Hall of Fame memorabilia from former first round Draft picks and Eagles legends, and cheer on Draft prospects from their favorite college team. Life size player mannequins offer unique photo opportunities. 

At the Draft Experience, NFL partners are participating in unprecedented and bigger ways:

  • Aquafina NFL Helmet Photo Opportunity – Find your favorite NFL team oversized helmet and have your photo taken by an Aquafina brand ambassador. Share your photos through your favorite social channel and the Fan Mobile Pass app. 

  • Bridgestone Experience at NFL Draft Experience – Dive into the action, make the winning catch in our football photo experience, pose in an NFL Draft picture frame, and challenge your friends to an interactive football game.

·         Bud Build A Bar – Attendees can grab their friends and try their hand in the Bud Light Vend Zone, a fully-customized vending machine that rewards attendees with each successful throw of the football. Afterwards, snap a pic in front of the Bud Light can wall and enjoy other games. 

  • Campbell’s®  Campbell’s® soup will be rolling into the NFL Draft Experience in their food truck with samples of two fan favorites, Campbells Chunky® and SpaghettiOs®. NFL players will be making special appearances at the sampling truck throughout the weekend. After filling up on samples, fans may head over to the NFL PLAY 60 Zone Obstacle Course presented by Campbell’s® & SpaghettiOs® to test their football skills. 

  • Courtyard  Courtyard, the official hotel of the NFL, will celebrate the Draft coming to Philadelphia with lively fan interactives, including “Be a Broadcaster Video Smash-Up” and a “40-Character Dash.” Fans will have access to NFL stars, compete to win prizes, and experience Courtyard's hospitality.

  • FedEx Shipping Center – Send home your officially licensed NFL Draft merchandise from the convenient FedEx Office Shipping Center.
  • NFL Draft Tavern presented by Bud Light – Grab a drink and support your team during the event at the NFL Draft Tavern presented by Bud Light. 

  • NFL Shop at Draft presented by Visa  Stop by for the largest assortment of NFL Draft merchandise, including customizable Nike Jerseys and the official 2017 NFL Draft Cap by New Era and exclusive Draft gear.

  • NFL SUNDAY TICKET True Fan Zone – Stop by to learn how you can stream every out-of-market game, every Sunday afternoon from your favorite devices. Then, step into the “Sound Off Station” and show everyone your passion for your team.

  • Oikos Triple Zero Sampling Truck  Visit the Oikos Triple Zero truck to sample protein packed snacks from the Official Yogurt Sponsor of the NFL. 

     
  • Oikos Unstoppable Drop  Take your chance at dropping a football down larger-than-life Oikos Triple Zero gameboard. With the right bounces, fans could instantly win exciting NFL Draft prizes. 
    • Appearance Schedule

      Thursday, April 27:     Carson Wentz

      Friday, April 28:          Jeremiah Trotter

  • Panini America – The exclusive physical trading card partner of the NFL, Panini America will give fans the opportunity to win packs of Panini NFL trading cards and receive the Panini NFL Sticker Album. Fans can create their own digital Panini trading card, interact with their Panini Gridiron app, and learn how to collect the actual trading cards of this year’s Draft picks from Panini Instant.

  • Rolling with the Rookies presented by Hyundai  Four Santa Fe vehicles will be wrapped with designs by renowned cleat artist Marcus Rivero, and each vehicle’s wrap will reflect the unique life story of four potential first-round pick rookies. Inside “Rolling with the Rookies,” Hyundai is going beyond the numbers by showing the life journey of these four rookies in its first original NFL content series highlighting the people, places, and experiences that truly shaped them. On display, in addition to the custom designed vehicles, will be four immersive exhibits highlighting footage and memorabilia from each player’s life.

  • SiriusXM  SiriusXM NFL Radio and SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio bring expert analysis of the 2017 NFL Draft to the Draft Experience. Stop by, see your favorite hosts, listen to live coverage of each pick, and get all the big news that will impact your fantasy team.

     
  • Skittles Makes the 2017 NFL Draft Awesomer – Visit the Team Skittles Locker Room to make your NFL Draft Experience Awesomer with exclusive Skittles photo-ops and delicious samples.

  • Tostitos Cantina – Engage with current and former NFL players while they talk about their experiences during past NFL Drafts and grab a bag of Tostitos Tortilla Chips.
    • Appearance Schedule
      Friday, April 28:          4:00 PM – 5:00 PM                 Ron Jaworski
      Saturday, April 29:      11:00 AM – 12:00 PM            Zach Ertz

  • XFINITY Zone at NFL Draft Experience – Visit the XFINITY Zone at NFL Draft Experience and catch live NFL Draft coverage on NFL Network, meet NFL celebrities, and players win prizes, and more.

     
  • Visa –  The Visa activation at NFL Draft Experience will showcase an innovative retail experience. Visa and M&T Bank have teamed up to offer gift cards and dedicated check-out lanes for fans who complete a mobile pay demo. Stop by the Visa activation in NFL Draft Experience to demo the latest technology. 

Play Football Field presented by Danimals®

The NFL and USA Football will host youth football clinics at the Play Football Field presented by Danimals. Local USA Football coaches and NFL players will demonstrate Heads Up tackling amongst other skills and drills.

On-field football clinics are open to boys and girls ages 6-17. Clinics are free and open on a first-come, first-served basis.

·         Thursday, April 27:     4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
·         Friday, April 28:           4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
·         Saturday, April 29:      12:00 PM to 3:00 PM; 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM; 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM 

NFL PLAY 60 Zone presented by Danimals®

The NFL PLAY 60 Zone presented by Danimals is an interactive area specifically designed for the youngest NFL fans to get active and moving. Participants can race through agility drills like the pros, test their high jump abilities, and weave through mini tackling. 

The following is a sampling of attractions:

  • Gear Up and Go  Try on NFL equipment and feel what it is like to gear up for gameday.

  • Kids' Extra Point Kick  Test your ability to kick a field goal through the uprights.

  • Kids' Long Snap  Test the ability to snap the ball like a pro. 
     
  • Kids' Quarterback Challenge  Test your passing skills. 

·         NFL PLAY 60 App Station – Run, jump, and turn through a simulated world in an app designed by NFL PLAY 60 and the American Heart Association.

·         NFL PLAY 60 Challenge Virtual Field Trip – Take a virtual field trip with the NFL and the American Heart Association to learn how easy and fun it is to get active and heart healthy.

  • NFL PLAY 60 Zone Obstacle Course presented by Campbell’s® & SpaghettiOs®  Race through agility drills just like the pros. Test your high jump abilities and weave through mini tackling dummies.

     

    NFL RUSH Gameday – Experience gameday with an app designed for kids to play fun games, customize their own avatars, watch awesome videos, and unlock cool digital gear from their favorite teams.

Autograph Stage at Draft presented by Panini

Fans may get free autographs from current NFL players and NFL Legends from Thursday, April 27 through Saturday, April 29. An autograph schedule will be released in the coming days. There will also be appearances by team mascots and cheerleaders from the Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Ravens and more. 


NFL ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF FIRST 
HeadHealthTECH CHALLENGE 

HeadHealthTECH Challenge II Open April 18 through June 14 

NEW YORK, NY—The National Football League (NFL) and Football Research, Inc. (FRI) today announced the winners of HeadHealthTECH Challenge I and launched HeadHealthTECH Challenge II, which invites proposals for improvements in football protective equipment including helmets and related technologies, turf systems, shoulder and other pads, and additional innovative concepts.

The HeadHealthTECH Challenge series is one component of the Play Smart. Play Safe.Engineering Roadmap—a $60-million comprehensive plan funded by the NFL and managed by FRI to create incentives for sporting goods companies, as well as other manufacturers, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and universities from around the world to develop improved helmets and protective equipment in the next three to five years. Launched in November 2016, the TECH Challenge series is operated and managed on behalf of FRI by Duke University’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (Duke CTSI). 

“Our collective goal is to spur next-generation solutions in protective equipment,” said JEFF MILLER, NFL Executive Vice President of Health and Safety Initiatives. “Not only do these grants advance promising technologies, but FRI’s expert partners at Duke CTSI provide valuable feedback and mentorship to all companies that submit proposals. We want to encourage and support new and innovative ideas that will improve sports safety.”  

“The TECH Challenge series is designed to bridge the gap between the engineering and medical experts and the marketplace, and to direct funding where we can create value,” said BARRY MYERS, MD, PhD, MBA, Director of Innovation Duke CTSI, Coulter Program Director and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University and a consultant to the NFLPA. “If you’re an innovator, we want you to apply. We want to hear what your product is, what your vision is and how we can help you succeed.”

FRI awards the most promising TECH Challenge proposals with a cumulative value of up to $1 million a year, including in-kind support. For TECH Challenge I, a panel of expert judges selected by Duke CTSI, in collaboration with FRI, reviewed and provided feedback on 50 proposals all focused on improved protective equipment. Every TECH Challenge applicant receives constructive feedback to help refine innovations and increase chances for success on future submissions and is invited to reapply. 

TECH Challenge I Winners: 
  • VyaTek Sports received a grant of $190,000 to support development and testing of its Zorbz technology, a series of highly efficient energy-absorbing modules added to a helmet system that can be removed and replaced after a significant impact. 
  • Guardian Innovations received a grant of $20,000 to support biomechanical testing of its Guardian Cap technology. The Guardian Cap is a decoupled, soft helmet cover designed to augment football helmets and reduce the severity of impacts. 

Information about TECH Challenges and the process for making a submission can be found at: www.PlaySmartPlaySafe.com/HeadHealthTECH

NFL to Host Community Events Across Philadelphia Throughout Draft Week
​​
Free events, community activities to reach thousands of Philadelphia residents
The impact of the 2017 NFL Draft will extend far beyond the Benjamin Franklin Parkway through the NFL's many community events planned for Draft week across Philadelphia. From hospitals to schools, flag football to family football clinics, thousands of local children and their families will experience the excitement of Draft through a series of free events.
The following are some of the ways that the NFL will celebrate Draft week and leave a positive legacy in Philadelphia. Full details on each of these events and participating players will be available via media advisories during Draft Week.
NFL Draft Community Kickoff 
On Tuesday, April 25 at 12:45 PM, the NFL will join the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Eagles and the Philadelphia NFL Draft Host Committee at Starr Garden Park to celebrate the beginning of Draft Week.
Representatives from the partner organizations, including NFL Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility ANNA ISAACSON, Mayor of Philadelphia JIM KENNEY and former Eagles QB and Co-Chair of the Philadelphia NFL Draft Host Committee RON JAWORSKI, will kick off Draft festivities and recognize community grant recipients. Following the press event, the NFL will host a flag football clinic for local students from General George A. McCall Elementary and Middle School.
The NFL Foundation is providing a grant to the School District of Philadelphia to fund flag football programs for local youth athletes. The donation will be used to fund the expansion of flag football and supply key resources and equipment for in-school and after-school programs.
NFL Draft Prospects Shriners Hospital Visit
NFL Draft prospects will spend time with pediatric patients and their families and cheer them on while they participate in a PLAY 60 obstacle course at Shriners Hospitals for Children on Wednesday, April 26 at 10 AM. In 2015, the NFL and Shriners Hospitals for Children teamed to create the NFL PLAY 60 All-Ability Guide, which includes adaptive activities to help children with different physical abilities live an active lifestyle.
Character Playbook Philadelphia Launch, William Ziegler Elementary School
Character Playbook, a joint initiative of the NFL and United Way Worldwide powered by EverFi, an education technology leader in more than 20,000 schools across the nation, will launch in Philadelphia on Wednesday, April 26 at 1 PM at William Ziegler Elementary School (5935 Saul St.). The digital course uses evidence-based strategies to educate students on how to cultivate and maintain healthy relationships during their critical middle school years. Students will go through the six interactive modules that engage them with true-to-life scenarios including bystander intervention strategies and positive relationship examples. Philadelphia Eagles Legends will then engage in a conversation with students on the importance of character and integrity on and off the field.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Visit
On Thursday, April 27, at 11 AM a group of NFL players will visit Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Players will spend time with patients and take part in games and activity sessions with children and their families.
Play Football Clinic, Play Football Field presented by Danimals, Benjamin Franklin Parkway
A group of NFL Draft prospects will lead 100 local children in a youth football clinic on Thursday, April 27 from 9-10 AM. Participants will learn on-field techniques and receive instruction from prospects at various football skills and drills stations, including passing, receiving and agility.
NFL PLAY 60 Clinics, Play Football Field presented by Danimals, Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Children from local schools and organizations will take part in private youth football clinics at the Play Football Field presented by Danimals April 27-29. Participants will take part in hour-long PLAY 60 skills and drills sessions, led by USA Football coaches.
Local schools and organizations taking part in the private clinics include:
  • Cook-Wissahickon School 
  • Hamilton Disston Elementary School
  • Haverford School 
  • Lewis Elkin Elementary School
  • Munoz-Marin Luis School 
  • MVP360 Community Programs
  • Steppingstone Scholars
In addition to these private clinics, thousands of children from the Philadelphia community are invited to take part in public youth football clinics, which will take place at the Play Football Field April 27-29. Parents can register their kids for the free clinics through Fan Mobile Pass – NFL Draft.
NFL PLAY 60 Zone presented by Campbell's & SpaghettiOs, Benjamin Franklin Parkway
An interactive area specifically designed for the youngest NFL fans to get active and moving, the NFL PLAY 60 Zone presented by Danimals includes an obstacle course, virtual fitness stations and more. A sampling of attractions include:
  • NFL PLAY 60 Zone Obstacle Course  Race through agility drills just like the pros. Test your high jump abilities and weave through mini tackling dummies
  • Kids' Long Snap – Test the ability to snap the ball like a pro.
  • Kids' Quarterback Challenge  Test your passing skills.
  • Gear Up and Go  Try on NFL equipment and feel what it's like to gear up for gameday
  • Kids' Extra Point Kick  Test your ability to kick a field goal through the uprights.
  • NFL PLAY 60 App Station – Run, jump and turn through a simulated world in an app designed by NFL PLAY 60 and the American Heart Association.
  • NFL PLAY 60 Challenge Virtual Field Trip  Take a Virtual Field Trip with the National Football League and the American Heart Association to learn how easy and fun it is to get active and heart healthy.
Special Olympics Unified Flag Football Game and Skills Clinic, Play Football Field presented by Danimals, Benjamin Franklin Parkway
The NFL and Special Olympics will host a football skills and drills clinic followed by a Special Olympics Unified Flag Football game featuring Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes on Friday, April 28 from 10:30 AM-12 PM on the Play Football Field presented by Danimals at NFL Draft Experience. Philadelphia Eagles players will lead skills and drills stations and serve as coaches for the game.
In January, the NFL and Special Olympics kicked off their partnership to provide opportunities for athletes of all abilities to 'PLAY 60' through the expansion of Special Olympics Unified Flag Football. The partnership leverages the football community to promote awareness, respect and inclusion of Special Olympics athletes amongst NFL players, clubs, supporters and partners.
NFL Draft High School 7-on-7 Tournament
Football players representing 8 local high school teams will participate in a single elimination 7-on-7 tournament on Friday, April 28 from 6 – 8 PM at the South Philadelphia Supersite (2926 S. 10th St). A character development speech led by Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver JORDAN MATTHEWS and Philadelphia Eagles Legend JASON AVANT will take place between games at approximately 7 PM
The two remaining teams will face off in the tournament final on Saturday, April 29 from 9 AM – 12 PM at the Play Football Field Presented by Danimals at the NFL Draft Experience. The winning team of the tournament will appear onstage during the Philadelphia Eagles' Round 7 pick selection at the NFL Draft Theater.
Players from the following high schools will participate:
  • Downingtown West High School
  • John Bartram High School
  • Malvern Preparatory School
  • Methacton High School
  • Simon Gratz High School
  • South Philadelphia High School
  • St. Joes Preparatory School
  • West Catholic Preparatory School
NFL Draft Family Football Clinic, Play Football Field presented by Danimals, Benjamin Franklin Parkway 
The NFL Draft Family Football Clinic will be held on Saturday, April 29 at 9 AM. This event will give local kids an opportunity to participate in a youth football clinic with USA Football coaches while their parents listen to football-themed discussion panels on topics ranging from the X's and O's of the game to health and safety, heat and hydration and strength and conditioning. The clinic will include Heads Up Football tackling and blocking drills and conclude with kids and parents taking the field together to participate in side-by-side activities. 
Participants will include SAM and WILMA MCNABB, parents of former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, and JON RUNYAN, NFL vice president of Football Operations and former Philadelphia Eagles tackle.
Families can register for the free Family Football Clinic through Fan Mobile Pass – NFL Draft.
Fuel Up to Play 60 NFL Draft Ambassadors
ARIANA HINMON and WISDOM AGBEYOME, two local middle school students, will serve as Fuel Up to Play 60 student ambassadors and receive a behind-the-scenes experience at the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia. Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Dairy Council and the NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, to help encourage kids to lead healthier lives. The experience will include an opportunity to cover the Red Carpet, an exclusive tour of the Draft Theater and access to press conferences with prospects after they've been drafted.  
NFL Draft Special Guests
The following are unique ways that special guests from several of the NFL's nonprofit partners will participate in Draft festivities.
MAKE-A-WISH® Pick Announcement
Make-A-Wish recipient TJ ONWUANIBE will have his wish granted when he joins COMMISSIONER GOODELL to announce the Baltimore Ravens Round 1 pick on Thursday, April 27. A football-loving 13-year old, TJ is a cancer survivor and devoted Ravens fan from Laurel, MD.   ​
This is the third wish granted at the NFL Draft since 2010. The NFL and Make-A-Wish have a longstanding partnership and have teamed up to grant hundreds of wishes dating back to the Super Bowl in 1982.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® Pick Announcement
St. Jude patient KATE FOSTER will join COMMISSIONER GOODELL and Chicago Bears Legend JAY HILGENBERG to announce the Bears' Round 2 pick on Friday, April 28. A competitive gymnast, Kate, 17, from Rockford, IL, lost her left leg to an infection during treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia at age 12 but overcame her illness and returned to the gym less than a year later. Today, she continues to compete around the country and has received national recognition for her leadership, strength and determination, winning the 2016 USA Gymnastics Robert Miller Spirit of the Flame Award.
NFL PLAY 60 is the "official champion of play" at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, helping to give all kids the chance to PLAY 60 and lead active and healthy lives. Earlier this year, during the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, NFL Network host RICH EISEN ran the 13th annual 'Run Rich Run' 40-yard dash to benefit the NFL PLAY 60 relationship with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Salute to Service - Military Appreciation 
The NFL will honor and welcome active duty service members, veterans and their families at events throughout Draft week in Philadelphia.
On Thursday evening, a joint color guard and veterans from Wounded Warrior Project will join talent onstage during the National Anthem to open the Draft.
The NFL has teamed with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) to honor the Frisons, a Gold Star Family. A Lancaster, Pa. native and passionate Philadelphia Eagles fan, U.S. Army 1st Lt. DEMETRIUS FRISON lost his life in combat in Afghanistan in 2011. Frison's wife and son will accompany Eagles 2016 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year winner and Long Snapper JON DORENBOS onstage to announce the Eagles' Round 3 pick on Friday, April 28.
In addition, active duty service members from all five branches of the military and veterans from the USO and Wounded Warrior Project will be guests at the Draft on Saturday for Rounds 4-7. Prior to entering the Draft Theater, military members will enjoy a complimentary meal provided by MISSION BBQ. MISSION BBQ is dedicated to serving those who serve and donates proceeds to local military members, firefighters, police officers, and first responders.
Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Recognition 
Round 3 Draft announcements will feature past recipients and team winners of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide, including the 2013 national award winner and former Chicago Bears cornerback CHARLES TILLMAN.
The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award recognizes a player for his excellence on and off the field and represents the best of the NFL's commitment to philanthropy and community impact.
NFL Draft Experience presented by Oikos Triple Zero
As previously announced, thousands of fans will have the opportunity to take part in free activities throughout Draft week at NFL Draft Experience presented by Oikos Triple Zero. Tickets are not required.
NFL Draft Experience is an expansive, interactive Draft celebration along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway that is free to the public and open all three days of the Draft. NFL Draft Experience will feature interactive elements, flag football competitions, concessions, player appearances/autographs, a Super Bowl Museum and more.
The Draft, which was held in Chicago the previous two years, will once again be set in primetime for Rounds 1-3. Round 1 will take place on Thursday, April 27 while Rounds 2-3 will be held on Friday, April 28. The Draft will conclude on Saturday, April 29 with Rounds 4-7.​
For more information on NFL Draft media opportunities or community events, visit NFL.com/DraftExperience.


2017 NFL DRAFT TO KICK OFF IN PRIMETIME AT 8:00 PM ET

ON THURSDAY NIGHT, APRIL 27

22 TOP PROSPECTS & 13 NCAA HEAD COACHES

TO ATTEND NFL DRAFT 

Twenty-two top prospects, who are expected to be selected on Thursday or Friday night (April 27-28), are confirmed to attend the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia, the NFL announced today. 

Louisiana State leads all colleges with three players in attendance, while the Pac-12 leads all conferences with seven prospects confirmed to attend the event. 

Thirteen NCAA head coaches will join their players in the green room as they await their selections. 

The draft begins with the first round on Thursday night, April 27 and continues Friday, April 28, with Rounds 2-3. The draft will conclude on Saturday, April 29 with Rounds 4-7. 

The NFL Draft, which had been held in Chicago in each of the past two years, returns to Philadelphia for the first time since 1961. Philadelphia’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel served as the location of the first NFL Draft in 1936. The city also hosted the event in 1949-50, 1953-54, 1956 (Rounds 1-3) and 1957-61. 

The players confirmed to attend this year’s NFL Draft: 

1)

Jamal Adams

S

Louisiana State

 

12)

Marshon Lattimore

CB

Ohio State

2)

Jonathan Allen

DT

Alabama

 

13)

Malik McDowell

DT

Michigan State

3)

Chidobe Awuzie

CB

Colorado

 

14)

Takkarist McKinley

LB

UCLA

4)

Derek Barnett

DE

Tennessee

 

15)

Ryan Ramczyk

T

Wisconsin

5)

Garett Bolles

T

Utah

 

16)

Haason Reddick

LB

Temple

6)

Gareon Conley

CB

Ohio State

 

17)

Cam Robinson

T

Alabama

7)

Corey Davis

WR

Western Michigan

 

18)

John Ross

WR

Washington

8)

Leonard Fournette

RB

Louisiana State

 

19)

Solomon Thomas

DE

Stanford

9)

Adoree’ Jackson

CB

Southern California

 

20)

Mitchell Trubisky

QB

North Carolina

10)

Kevin King

CB

Washington

 

21)

Deshaun Watson

QB

Clemson

11)

DeShone Kizer

QB

Notre Dame

 

22)

Tre’Davious White

CB

Louisiana State

 

The college head coaches confirmed to attend this year’s NFL Draft: 

1)

Larry Fedora

North Carolina

 

8)

Chris Petersen

Washington

2)

P.J. Fleck

Minnesota

 

9)

Matt Rhule

Baylor

3)

Butch Jones

Tennessee

 

10)

Nick Saban

Alabama

4)

Brian Kelly

Notre Dame

 

11)

David Shaw

Stanford

5)

Urban Meyer

Ohio State

 

12)

Dabo Swinney

Clemson

6)

Jim Mora

UCLA

 

13)

Kyle Whittingham

Utah

7)

Ed Orgeron

Louisiana State

 

 

 

 


2017 NFL DRAFT FACTS & FIGURES

 

WHAT:

82nd Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting.


WHERE:

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.



WHEN:

8:00 PM ET, Thursday, April 27 (Round 1).

7:00 PM ET, Friday, April 28 (Rounds 2-3).

Noon ET, Saturday, April 29 (Rounds 4-7).

The first round will conclude on Thursday by approximately 11:30 PM ET. In 2016, the first round consumed three hours and 29 minutes. The second and third rounds will conclude on Friday by approximately 11:00 PM ET. The second and third rounds took four hours and one minute in 2016. The draft will conclude by approximately 6:30 PM ET on Saturday with the final four rounds. Rounds 4 through 7 took six hours and 35 minutes in 2016.



DRAFTING:

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



ROUNDS:

Seven Rounds – Round 1 on Thursday, April 27; Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday, April 28; and Rounds 4 through 7 on Saturday, April 29.

There will be 253 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 221 regular choices in the seven rounds – 

Round 3: Miami, 33; Carolina, 34; Baltimore, 35 (Traded to Philadelphia); Los Angeles Rams, 36 (Traded to Tennessee); Denver, 37; Seattle, 38; Cleveland, 39 (Traded to New Orleans via New England); Kansas City, 40; Pittsburgh, 41; Seattle, 42; New York Jets, 43. Round 4: Cincinnati, 32; Cleveland, 33 (Traded to Philadelphia); Los Angeles Rams, 35*; Cleveland, 36 (Traded to Houston); San Francisco, 37; Indianapolis, 38. Round 5: Cincinnati, 33; Denver, 34; Miami, 35; Arizona, 36; Kansas City, 37; Cleveland, 38; Green Bay, 39; New England, 40; Miami, 41. Round 6: Kansas City, 33; Cincinnati, 34; Kansas City, 35.

Round 7: Cincinnati, 33; Denver, 34; Denver, 35. 

*As the result of League discipline, the New York Giants’ original selection in Round 4 (4-23-130) has been relegated to selection 4-34-140.  Because that pick is a regular selection, it does not appear on the above list of compensatory draft selections.­­­

^Compensatory picks may be traded this year. A rule change approved by clubs in 2015 will permit compensatory draft picks to be traded beginning in 2017.

 

TIME LIMITS:

Round 1: 10 minutes per selection. Round 2: Seven minutes per selection. Rounds 3 through 6, including Compensatory Picks: Five minutes per selection. Round 7, including Compensatory Picks: Four minutes per selection.

TELEVISION & RADIO:

The 2017 NFL Draft will be televised nationally by NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN 2 and can be heard nationwide on Westwood One Radio, SiriusXM NFL Radio and TuneIn Radio.

 

INTERNET:

Starting at 8:00 PM ET on Thursday, April 27, NFL Now Live Presented by Courtyard provides comprehensive online coverage of the first round of the NFL Draft. Host Matt “Money” Smith anchors the coverage from NFL Network’s studios, alongside NFL Media draft analysts Bucky Brooks and Lance Zierlein. Brooks provides instant draft grades and analysis immediately following each selection, while Zierlein continually ranks the best players still available. Throughout NFL Now’s coverage, NFL Network analysts such as LaDainian Tomlinson, Kurt Warner, Willie McGinest and David Carr join to provide their analysis of the selections, while Marc Istook monitors social trends and fan reaction in real time. From Philadelphia, Dave Dameshek interviews first-round selections, current NFL players and legends, and Colleen Wolfe provides the sights and sounds from the NFL Draft Experience. Additionally, NFL Fantasy experts Michael Fabiano and Marcas Grant offer instant fantasy advice. 

NFL Now Live continues Friday, April 28 at 7:00 PM ET and Saturday, April 29 at Noon ET, and is the only place to view the real-time announcement of every pick of the entire 2017 NFL Draft. 

NFL Now Live can be accessed at NFL.com/Now and through the official mobile app of the NFL, NFL Mobile from Verizon, as well as the NFL app on connected TV devices such as Xbox One, and on desktop and tablet devices such as the NFL app on Windows 10.

MOBILE:

Exclusively for Verizon customers, NFL Mobile offers a live stream of the NFL Network’s 2017 NFL Draft coverage, where fans can watch in it’s entirely the excitement of every pick, from every round live from Philadelphia. Other features available through NFL Mobile are a live draft tracker, and all of the news and on-demand video featuring draft and team analysis. For more information, visit your app store or NFL.com/Mobile. Data usage applies for app download and use. Available on iOS, Android and Windows. 

Live streaming of NFL Network is available via Watch NFL Network on tablet (NFL Mobile, Watch NFL Network and NFL on Windows 10 apps), PC (NFL.com/watch), Xbox One and Xbox 360 (NFL on Xbox app) and other connected TV devices (NFL app on Apple TV, PlayStation 4, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV). Watch NFL Network access is available for NFL Network subscribers of participating TV providers. For more information, go to NFL.com/nflnetwork.

2017 FIRST ROUND DRAFT ORDER

#

Team

1.

Cleveland Browns

2.

San Francisco 49ers

3.

Chicago Bears

4.

Jacksonville Jaguars

5.

Tennessee Titans (from Los Angeles Rams)

6.

New York Jets

7.

Los Angeles Chargers

8.

Carolina Panthers

9.

Cincinnati Bengals

10.

Buffalo Bills

11.

New Orleans Saints

12.

Cleveland Browns (from Philadelphia Eagles­­)

13.

Arizona Cardinals

14.

Philadelphia Eagles (from Minnesota Vikings)

15.

Indianapolis Colts

16.

Baltimore Ravens

17.

Washington Redskins

18.

Tennessee Titans

19.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

20.

Denver Broncos

21.

Detroit Lions

22.

Miami Dolphins

23

New York Giants

24.

Oakland Raiders

25.

Houston Texans

26.

Seattle Seahawks

27.

Kansas City Chiefs

28.

Dallas Cowboys

29.

Green Bay Packers

30.

Pittsburgh Steelers

31.

Atlanta Falcons

32.

New Orleans Saints (from New England Patriots)

 
​​​​​2017 PRESEASON SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
The NFL has finalized its 65-game 2017 preseason schedule, which includes a slate of eight nationally televised preseason games, the league announced today.
The 2017 preseason will kick off on Thursday, August 3 (NBC, 8:00 PM ET) in Canton, Ohio when the Dallas Cowboys face the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game.
Following is the complete 2017 NFL preseason national television, week-by-week and team-by-team schedule:

2017 NFL PRESEASON NATIONAL TELEVISION SCHEDULE

(All times Eastern)

DATE
GAME
NETWORK (TIME)
Thursday, August 3
NFL/Hall of Fame Game, Canton, OH:
Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals
NBC (8:00 PM)



Preseason Week 2 (August 17-21)
Thursday, August 17
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jacksonville Jaguars
ESPN (8:00 PM)
Monday, August 21
New York Giants at Cleveland Browns
ESPN (8:00 PM)

Preseason Week 3 (August 24-27)
Friday, August 25
Kansas City Chiefs at Seattle Seahawks
CBS (8:00 PM)
Saturday, August 26
Los Angeles Chargers at Los Angeles Rams
CBS (8:00 PM)
Sunday, August 27
Chicago Bears at Tennessee Titans
FOX (1:00 PM)
Sunday, August 27
Cincinnati Bengals at Wash​ington Redskins
FOX (4:30 PM)
Sunday, August 27
San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings
NBC (8:00 PM)
2017 PRESEASON WEEK-BY-WEEK SCHEDULE​
NFL/HALL OF FAME GAME – AUGUST 3
Dallas vs. Arizona (NBC, 8/3)
WEEK 1 – AUGUST 10-14
Atlanta at Miami
Dallas at LA Rams
Denver at Chicago
Detroit at Indianapolis
Houston at Carolina
Jacksonville at New England
Minnesota at Buffalo
New Orleans at Cleveland
Oakland at Arizona
Philadelphia at Green Bay
Pittsburgh at NY Giants
San Francisco at Kansas City
Seattle at LA Chargers
Tampa Bay at Cincinnati
Tennessee at NY Jets
Washington at Baltimore
WEEK 2 – AUGUST 17-21
Atlanta at Pittsburgh
Baltimore at Miami
Buffalo at Philadelphia
Carolina at Tennessee
Chicago at Arizona
Denver at San Francisco
Green Bay at Washington
Indianapolis at Dallas
Kansas City at Cincinnati
LA Rams at Oakland
Minnesota at Seattle
New England at Houston
New Orleans at LA Chargers
NY Giants at Cleveland (ESPN, 8/21)
NY Jets at Detroit
Tampa Bay at Jacksonville (ESPN, 8/17)

WEEK
 3 – AUGUST 24-27
Arizona at Atlanta
Buffalo at Baltimore
Carolina at Jacksonville
Chicago at Tennessee (FOX, 8/27)
Cincinnati at Washington (FOX, 8/27)
Cleveland at Tampa Bay
Green Bay at Denver
Houston at New Orleans
Indianapolis at Pittsburgh
Kansas City at Seattle (CBS, 8/25)
LA Chargers at LA Rams (CBS, 8/26)
Miami at Philadelphia
New England at Detroit
NY Jets at NY Giants
Oakland at Dallas
San Francisco at Minnesota (NBC, 8/27)

WEEK 4 – 
AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 1
Arizona at Denver
Baltimore at New Orleans
Cincinnati at Indianapolis
Cleveland at Chicago
Dallas at Houston
Detroit at Buffalo
Jacksonville at Atlanta
LA Chargers at San Francisco
LA Rams at Green Bay
Miami at Minnesota
NY Giants at New England
Philadelphia at NY Jets
Pittsburgh at Carolina
Seattle at Oakland
Tennessee at Kansas City
Washington at Tampa Bay
2017 PRESEASON TEAM-BY-TEAM SCHEDULE

AFC

Buffalo                               Miami                              New England                   NY Jets
Minnesota                           Atlanta                             Jacksonville                      Tennessee
at Philadelphia                    Baltimore                         at Houston                         at Detroit
at Baltimore                        at Philadelphia                 at Detroit                            at NY Giants
Detroit                                 at Minnesota                    NY Giants                         Philadelphia

Baltimore                           Cincinnati                       Cleveland                        Pittsburgh
Washington                        Tampa Bay                       New Orleans                     at NY Giants
at Miami                              Kansas City                     NY Giants (ESPN)            Atlanta
Buffalo                                at Washington (FOX)       at Tampa Bay                    Indianapolis
at New Orleans                  at Indianapolis                  at Chicago                         at Carolina
                                                                                                                            
Houston                             Indianapolis                   Jacksonville                     Tennessee
at Carolina                          Detroit                              at New England                 at NY Jets
New England                      at Dallas                          Tampa Bay (ESPN)           Carolina
at New Orleans                  at Pittsburgh                    Carolina                             Chicago (FOX)
Dallas                                 Cincinnati                         at Atlanta                            at Kansas City                                                                                                               
Denver                               Kansas City                    LA Chargers                     Oakland
at Chicago                          San Francisco                 Seattle                                at Arizona
at San Francisco                at Cincinnati                     New Orleans                      LA Rams
Green Bay                          at Seattle (CBS)              at LA Rams (CBS)             at Dallas
Arizona                               Tennessee                       at San Francisco                Seattle
  
NFC

Dallas                                 NY Giants                       Philadelphia                      Washington
vs Arizona * (NBC)             Pittsburgh                        at Green Bay                     at Baltimore
at LA Rams                        at Cleveland (ESPN)       Buffalo                                Green Bay
Indianapolis                        NY Jets                            Miami                                  Cincinnati (FOX)
Oakland                              at New England               at NY Jets                          at Tampa Bay
at Houston                                                                                                           

Chicago                             Detroit                             Green Bay                        Minnesota
Denver                                at Indianapolis                 Philadelphia                       at Buffalo
at Arizona                           NY Jets                            at Washington                   at Seattle
at Tennessee (FOX)          New England                   at Denver                           San Francisco (NBC)
Cleveland                           at Buffalo                         LA Rams                            Miami                                         

Atlanta                               Carolina                          New Orleans                   Tampa Bay
at Miami                              Houston                           at Cleveland                     at Cincinnati
at Pittsburgh                       at Tennessee                   at LA Chargers                 at Jacksonville (ESPN)
Arizona                               at Jacksonville                 Houston                           Cleveland
Jacksonville                        Pittsburgh                        Baltimore                          Washington

Arizona                              LA Rams                         San Francisco                 Seattle
vs Dallas * (NBC)               Dallas                              at Kansas City                  at LA Chargers
Oakland                              at Oakland                       Denver                              Minnesota
Chicago                              LA Chargers (CBS)         at Minnesota (NBC)          Kansas City (CBS)
at Atlanta                            at Green Bay                   LA Chargers                      at Oakland
at Denver                                                                                                             

*NFL/Hall of Fame Game, Canton, OH

NFL OFFSEASON WORKOUT PROGRAM DATES ANNOUNCED 
Voluntary offseason workout programs are intended to provide training, teaching and physical conditioning for players.  The calendar for 2017 is below. 
As per Article 21 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, each club’s official, voluntary nine-week offseason program is conducted in three phases:
Phase One consists of the first two weeks of the program with activities limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only.
Phase Two consists of the next three weeks of the program. On-field workouts may include individual player instruction and drills as well as team practice conducted on a “separates” basis. No live contact or team offense vs. team defense drills are permitted.
Phase Three consists of the next four weeks of the program. Teams may conduct a total of 10 days of organized team practice activity, or “OTAs”. No live contact is permitted, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are permitted.
Article 22 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement stipulates that clubs may hold one mandatory minicamp for veteran players. This minicamp, noted below, must occur during Phase Three of the offseason program. 
New head coaches are entitled to conduct an additional voluntary veteran minicamp.  Any voluntary minicamp for veteran players must be conducted prior to the NFL Draft (April 27-29), but no earlier than week three of the club’s offseason workout program and after at least one week of the two weeks of Phase One activities that the clubs may hold pursuant to Article 21. This year, five clubs will hold voluntary veteran minicamps, as noted below.
Each club may hold a rookie football development program for a period of seven weeks, which in 2017 may begin on May 15. During this period, no activities may be held on weekends, with the exception of one post-NFL Draft rookie minicamp, which may be conducted on either the first or second weekend following the draft. The dates of each club’s post-draft rookie minicamps will be circulated at a later date.
​For specific information and detailed offseason program rules, please see Articles 21 and 22 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (beginning on page 131), available on nflcommunications.com. 
The NFL Offseason Workout Program calendar (dates are tentative and subject to change at the discretion of individual clubs):
ARIZONA                  First Day:                                      April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 16-18, May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1-2
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 6-8
ATLANTA                 First Day:                                      April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 30, June 1-2, June 5-6, June 8-9
                                   Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
BALTIMORE            First Day:                                      April 17
                                   OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-6, June 8-9
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
BUFFALO                 First Day:                                      April 3
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 16-18, May 23-25, June 5-8 
                                    Voluntary Minicamp:                  April 18-20
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
CAROLINA              First Day:                                      April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 6, June 8-9
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15​
​CHICAGO                 First Day:                                      April 18
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 22-23, May 25, May 30, June 1-2, June 5-6, June 8-9
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
​CINCINNATI             First Day:                                      April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
CLEVELAND           First Day:                                      April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
DALLAS                   First Day:                                      April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-7
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
DENVER                   First Day:                                      April 10
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8
                                    Voluntary Minicamp:                  April 25-27
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
DETROIT                  First Day:                                      April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-6, June 8-9
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
GREEN BAY            First Day:                                      April 18
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 22-24, May 31, June 1-2, June 5-8
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
HOUSTON                First Day:                                      April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 22-23, May 25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-6, June 8-9
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
INDIANAPOLIS       First Day:                                      April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 22-23, May 25, May 31, June 1-2, June 5-8
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
JACKSONVILLE     First Day:                                     April 17             
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23, May 25-26, May 30, June 1-2, June 5-6, June 8-9
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15 
KANSAS CITY         First Day:                                     April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 6-9
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
LA CHARGERS       First Day:                                     April 3
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 16-18, May 23-25, June 5-6, June 8-9
                                    Voluntary Minicamp:                  April 25-27
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
LA RAMS                  First Day:                                     April 10
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8
                                    Voluntary Minicamp:                  April 25-27
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15

MIAMI                        First Day:                                      April 17 
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15 
MINNESOTA            First Day:                                      April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
NEW ENGLAND      First Day:                                      April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 22-23, May 25, May 31, June 1, June 12-13, June 15
                                      Mandatory Minicamp:               June 6-8
NEW ORLEANS      First Day:                                      April 17             
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15 
NEW YORK GIANTS    First Day:                                April 18
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 22-23, May 25, May 30-31, June 2, June 5-6, June 8-9
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
NEW YORK JETS   First Day:                                      April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15 
OAKLAND                First Day:                                     April 17 
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 22-23, May 25, May 30-31, June 2, June 5-6, June 8-9
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
PHILADELPHIA      First Day:                                      April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-6, June 8-9 
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
PITTSBURGH          First Day:                                      April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
SAN FRANCISCO  First Day:                                      April 10 
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 22-23, May 25, May 30-31, June 2, June 5-6, June 8-9 
                                    Voluntary Minicamp:                  April 25-27
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15 
SEATTLE                  First Day:                                      April 18
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 30, June 1-2, June 5-6, June 8-9
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15​
TAMPA BAY            First Day:                                       April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8 
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
TENNESSEE           First Day:                                      April 17
                                    OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15
WASHINGTON        First Day:                                      April 17             
                                   OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8
                                    Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15







































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