WHAT: 78th Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting.
WHERE: Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Avenue of the Americas, New York City (Between 50th and 51st Streets).
WHEN: 8 p.m. ET, Thursday, April 25 (Round 1); 6:30 p.m. ET, Friday, April 26 (Rounds 2-3); and 12 p.m. ET, Saturday, April 27 (Rounds 4-7).
The first round will conclude on Thursday by approximately 11:15 p.m. ET. In 2012, the first round consumed exactly three hours. The second and third rounds will conclude on Friday by approximately 10:30 p.m. ET. The second and third rounds took three hours and 48 minutes in 2012. The draft will conclude by approximately 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday with the final four rounds. Rounds 4 through 7 took seven hours and 17 minutes in 2012.
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 25; Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday, April 26; and Rounds 4 through 7 on Saturday, April 27.
There will be 254 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 222 regular choices in the seven rounds. Round 3: Houston - 33, Kansas City - 34, Tennessee 35. Round 4: Baltimore - 33, San Francisco - 34, Detroit - 35, Atlanta - 36. Round 5: Miami - 33, Green Bay - 34, Baltimore - 35. Round 6: Houston - 33, Tennessee - 34, Baltimore - 35, Kansas City - 36, Oakland - 37, Pittsburgh - 38. Round 7: Philadelphia - 33, Cincinnati - 34, Seattle - 35, Seattle - 36, Atlanta - 37, Atlanta - 38, Detroit - 39, San Francisco - 40, Baltimore - 41, Tennessee - 42, Atlanta - 43, Miami - 44, Cincinnati - 45, San Francisco - 46, New York Giants - 47, Indianapolis 48.
St. Louis (numbers 16 and 22) and Minnesota (numbers 23 and 25) have two selections in the first round. Seattle and Washington do not have first-round picks. All other teams have one first-round choice.
PANTHERS PICKS: Carolina has five selections in the draft: first round (14th overall), second round (44th overall), fourth round (108th overall), fifth round (148th overall) and sixth round (182nd overall).
The Panthers traded their third-round pick to San Francisco during last year's draft in order to acquire an additional fourth round selection, which was used to take defensive end
TIME LIMITS: Round 1 - 10 minutes per selection. Round 2 - Seven minutes per selection. Rounds 3 through 7 - Five minutes per selection.
TELEVISION: NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN 2 will televise the draft on all three days.