The essentials

 

When: Round 1, 7 p.m. Thursday. Rounds 2-3, 6 p.m. Friday. Rounds 4-7, 11 a.m. Saturday

 

Where: Auditorium Theatre, Chicago

 

TV: ESPN, ESPN2 and NFL Network

 

Selections: 253, including 32 compensatory choices

 

Vikings choices (eight): First round, 23rd overall; second, 54th; third, 86th; fourth, 121st; fifth, 160th; sixth, 180th (from 49ers); seventh, 240th (from Buffalo) and 244th

 

Time frame: There are 10 minutes between picks in the first round, seven in the second, five in rounds 3-6, and four in the seventh.

 

First-round order

 

1. Los Angeles (from Tennessee)

 

2. Philadelphia (from Cleveland)

 

3. San Diego

 

4. Dallas

 

5. Jacksonville

 

6. Baltimore

 

7. San Francisco

 

8. Cleveland (from Phila. and Miami)

 

9. Tampa Bay

 

10. New York Giants

 

11. Chicago

 

12. New Orleans

 

13. Miami (from Philadelphia)

 

14. Oakland

 

15. Tennessee (from Los Angeles)

 

16. Detroit

 

17. Atlanta

 

18. Indianapolis

 

19. Buffalo

 

20. New York Jets

 

21. Washington

 

22. Houston

 

23. Vikings

 

24. Cincinnati

 

25. Pittsburgh

 

26. Seattle

 

27. Green Bay

 

28. Kansas City

 

29. Arizona

 

30. Carolina

 

31. Denver

 

(New England lost its first-round pick in Deflategate)

 

Top prospects

 

Jared Goff, QB, California

Carson Wentz, QB, NDSU

DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon

Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State

Laremy Tunsil, OT, Mississippi

Jalen Ramsey, CB, Florida State

Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State

Myles Jack, LB, UCLA

Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame

Laquon Treadwell, WR, Miss.

Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson

Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida