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Indianapolis Colts NFL Draft primer 2017: Dates, Times, TV channels, Colts picks, Colts needs, and more

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The NFL Draft begins Thursday night!

After months of evaluations, discussion, and mock drafts (made longer for teams like the Colts who miss the playoffs), we’re finally about to find out who each team selects in this year’s draft.

As we get ready for the draft, it’s worth taking the time to outline the important information that Colts fans need to know. Below you’ll find the relevant information for the dates, times, TV channels, time allowed per pick, first round draft order, where to track the picks, and, of course, the Colts’ picks and their biggest team needs.

Consider this your Colts draft primer:

Colts Draft Picks:

Round 1: 15th overall

Round 2: 46th overall

Round 3: 80th overall

Round 4: 122nd overall

Round 4: 137th overall (from New England Patriots)

Round 4: 144th overall (compensatory pick)

Round 5: 158th overall

Colts Draft Needs:

The Colts have so many needs it’s impossible to list them all here, but these are their biggest ones:

EDGE

CB

LB

RB

DL

OL

When:

Round 1: Thursday, April 27, 8:00 p.m. ET

Rounds 2-3: Friday, April 28, 7:00 p.m. ET

Rounds 4-7: Saturday, April 29, 12:00 p.m. ET

How to Watch:

ESPN and NFL Network will have live coverage throughout the entirety of the draft on all three days.

Time Per Pick:

Here’s the maximum time allowed per pick:

Round 1: 10 minutes

Round 2: 7 minutes

Rounds 3-6: 5 minutes

Round 7: 4 minutes

Draft Tracker:

Keep up with up to the minute results right here.

And stay updated on the latest Colts-related draft stories right here.

First Round Order:

  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)