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NFL Draft 2015: Dates, Times, TV Schedule, and More

Here's all you need to know about the NFL Draft, including the dates and times of the draft, the TV schedule, and more.

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The 2015 NFL Draft is almost here.  After months and months of reading as many mock drafts as possible, it's now finally draft day.

Tonight, the first round will kick off, and then the draft will continue on into the weekend as the 32 NFL teams look to improve for the 2015 season and beyond.  It's become a very big deal in the NFL world, and the draft will be held in Chicago this year instead of the usual Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

There will be a lot of fan interest for sure, and both ESPN and NFL Network will have hours of programming, and we have the details on the three-day event that is the NFL Draft.

Round One:

Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015

Time: 8:00 p.m. ET

TV Coverage: ESPN and NFL Network

Details: The first round will be in primetime on Thursday night, and teams will have ten minutes each to make their picks.

Rounds Two and Three:

Date: Friday, May 1, 2015

Time: 7:00 p.m. ET

TV Coverage: ESPN and NFL Network

Details: In the second round, teams will have seven minutes to make their picks, and in the third round teams will have five minutes.  The only exception to this are the three compensatory picks that are included in the third round, as teams will have four minutes on all compensatory picks (and cannot trade them).

Rounds Four through Seven:

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015

Time: 12:00 p.m. ET

TV Coverage: ESPN and NFL Network

Details: In rounds four through six, teams will have five minutes to make their picks, just like in the third round.  In round seven, however, teams will get four minutes for their picks.  Once again, teams will have to make all compensatory picks (regardless of what round) in four minutes or less.

Indianapolis Colts' Draft Picks:

The Colts are currently scheduled to have nine picks in the draft, barring a trade (as a reminder, compensatory picks cannot be traded).  Here's a list of them:

First Round - 29th overall pick

Second Round - 61st overall pick

Third Round - 93rd overall pick

Fourth Round - 128th overall pick

Fifth Round - 165th overall pick

Sixth Round - 204th overall pick

Sixth Round - 206th overall pick (from the Seattle Seahawks)

Seventh Round - 244th overall pick (from the Dallas Cowboys)

Seventh Round - 255th overall pick (compensatory pick)

Draft Attendees:

Here's the list of those players who will be attending the Draft, according to the NFL:

RB Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin
RB Todd Gurley, Georgia
WR DeVante Parker, Louisville
WR Breshad Perriman, Central Florida
WR Devin Smith, Ohio State
WR Jaelen Strong, Arizona State
WR Kevin White, West Virginia
OL La'el Collins, LSU
OL Cameron Erving, Florida State
OL D.J. Humphries, Florida
OL Cedric Ogbuehi, Texas A&M
OL Andrus Peat, Stanford
OL Brandon Scherff, Iowa
OL Donovan Smith, Penn State
OL Laken Tomlinson, Duke
S Landon Collins, Alabama
CB Kevin Johnson, Wake Forest
CB Byron Jones, Connecticut
CB Trae Waynes, Michigan State
LB Benardrick McKinney
LB/DE Vic Beasley, Clemson
LB/DE Alvin "Bud" Dupree, Kentucky
LB/DE Dante Fowler, Jr., Florida
LB/DE Randy Gregory, Nebraska
LB/DE Shane Ray, Missouri
DL Arik Armstead, Oregon
DL Danny Shelton, Washington
DL Leonard Williams, USC

For complete coverage of the NFL Draft as it pertains to the Indianapolis Colts, check out our page devoted to that topic for the latest stories and updates.