81st NFL DRAFT -- 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 Phil. 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

 

(Note: 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