Thursday’s first round of the NFL Draft had plenty of build up throughout the day for a variety of reasons, and it was exciting to see the event with a crowd again following last season’s virtual draft. The NFL will do it all over again on Friday in Cleveland with the second and third rounds set to take place.
The second of the three-day event will begin at 7:00 p.m. ET, and it is tentatively expected to conclude at 11:30 p.m. ET. The first night was scheduled to run from 8 p.m. until 11:30, but ended closer to midnight. Teams seemed comfortable milking the 10-minute draft clock.
The second round will feature 32 picks starting with the Jacksonville Jaguars starting the day off with the No. 33 pick overall. Teams get seven minutes per pick in the second round. The third round will include 42 picks, and the final selection of the day is slated to be the New Orleans Saints with the No. 105 pick overall. Teams get five minutes per pick in the third round.
The 2021 NFL Draft will finish up with Rounds 4-7 throughout the day on Saturday.