WHAT: 79th 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, May 8 (Round 1); 7 p.m. ET, Friday, May 9 (Rounds 2-3); and 12 p.m. ET, Saturday, May 10 (Rounds 4-7).
The first round will conclude on Thursday by approximately 11:30 p.m. ET. In 2013, the first round consumed three hours and 33 minutes. The second and third rounds will conclude on Friday by approximately 11 p.m. ET. The second and third rounds took three hours and 55 minutes in 2013. 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 26 minutes in 2013.
DRAFTING: Representatives of the 32 NFL clubs by telephone communication with their general managers, coaches and scouts.
ROUNDS: Seven Rounds - Round 1 on Thursday, May 8; Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday, May 9; and Rounds 4 through 7 on Saturday, May 10.
There will be 256 selections, including 32 compensatory choices that have been awarded to 13 teams that suffered a net loss of certain quality unrestricted free agents last year.
The following 32 compensatory choices will supplement the 224 regular choices in the seven rounds. Round 3: Pittsburgh - 33, Green Bay - 34, Baltimore 35. Round 4: Detroit - 33, Baltimore - 34, Houston - 35, Detroit - 36, New York Jets - 37, Baltimore - 38, Atlanta - 39, New England - 40. Round 5: Pittsburgh - 33, New York Giants - 34, Baltimore - 35, Green Bay - 36. Round 6: New York Jets - 33, New York Jets - 34, Houston - 35, Cincinnati - 36, New York Jets - 37, St. Louis - 38, Pittsburgh - 39. Round 7: Dallas - 33, St. Louis - 34, St. Louis - 35, Dallas - 36, Cincinnati - 37, Atlanta - 38, Dallas - 39, Atlanta - 40, Houston - 41.
St. Louis (numbers 2 and 13) and Cleveland (numbers 4 and 26) have two selections in the first round. Indianapolis and Washington do not have first-round picks. All other teams have one first-round choice.
PANTHERS PICKS: Carolina has seven selections in the draft: first round (28th overall), second round (60th overall), third round (92nd overall), fourth round (128th overall), fifth round (168th overall), sixth round (204th overall) and seventh round (225th overall).
The Panthers acquired the seventh-round pick from the New York Giants last October in exchange for linebacker Jon Beason after trading their own seventh-rounder to San Francisco for safety Colin Jones prior to the start of the 2012 season.
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.