WHAT: 80th Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting.
WHERE: Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University - Chicago, Ill.
WHEN: 8 p.m. ET, Thursday, April 30 (Round 1); 7 p.m. ET, Friday, May 1 (Rounds 2-3); 12 p.m. ET, Saturday, May 2 (Rounds 4-7).
The first round will conclude on Thursday by approximately 11:30 p.m. ET. In 2014, the first round consumed three hours and 39 minutes. The second and third rounds will conclude on Friday by approximately 11 p.m. ET. The second and third rounds took four hours and 12 minutes in 2014. The draft will conclude by approximately 7 p.m. ET on Saturday with the final four rounds. Rounds 4 through 7 took seven hours and four minutes in 2014.
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 30; Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday, May 1; and Rounds 4 through 7 on Saturday, May 2.
There will be 256 selections, including 32 compensatory choices that have been awarded to 14 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: New England - 33, Kansas City - 34, Cincinnati - 35. Round 4: San Francisco - 33, Denver - 34, Seattle - 35, Cincinnati - 36, Baltimore - 37. Round 5: Carolina - 33, Seattle - 34, Baltimore - 35, Kansas City - 36, Kansas City - 37, Carolina - 38, Houston - 39, Baltimore - 40. Round 6: Seattle - 33, Green Bay - 34, Houston - 35, Pittsburgh - 36, Green Bay - 37, Seattle - 38, St. Louis - 39, Houston - 40, Kansas City - 41. Round 7: Denver - 33, Denver - 34, Denver - 35, New England - 36, San Francisco - 37, Indianapolis - 38, Arizona - 39.
Cleveland (Nos.12 and 19) and New Orleans (Nos. 13 and 31) have two selections in the first round. Buffalo and Seattle do not have first-round picks. All other teams have one first-round choice.
PANTHERS PICKS: Carolina has nine selections in the draft - first round (25th overall), second round (57th overall), third round (89th overall), fourth round (124th overall), fifth round (161st overall), fifth round (169th overall), fifth round (174th overall), sixth round (201st overall) and seventh round (242nd overall).
The Panthers' second and third choices in the fifth round are a compensatory picks.
TIME LIMITS: Round 1 - 10 minutes per selection. Round 2 - Seven minutes per selection. Rounds 3 through 6 - Five minutes per selection. Round 7 and All Compensatory Picks - Four minutes per selection.
TELEVISION: NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN 2 will televise the draft on all three days.