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