The 81st annual NFL Draft takes place this week in Chicago, Illinois. Here are five things to know about this year's selection process:
1. The Schedule
Round 1: Begins Thursday, April 28 at 5 p.m. PT
Rounds 2-3: Begins Friday, April 29 at 4 p.m. PT
Rounds 4-7: Begins Saturday, April 30 at 9 a.m. PT
The first round will wrap up by approximately 8:15 p.m. PT on Thursday, the second and third rounds will likely conclude by 8 p.m. PT on Friday, and the final four rounds should finish by 3:30 p.m. PT on Saturday.
2. Where To Watch, Listen & Follow
Online: Seahawks.com/Live will be streaming live coverage during all three days of the draft with Seattle-area personalities and former Seahawks players serving as draft hosts and analysts. Seahawks.com will also feature a live look-in at the team's draft room, where Executive VP/General Manager John Schneider, head coach Pete Carroll, and the rest of Seattle's personnel staff will be based during each of the draft's seven rounds. As the draft unfolds, Seahawks.com will have written, video, photo, and audio coverage of each pick.
Radio: Westwood One Radio, SiriusXM NFL Radio, and TuneIn Radio
3. The Picks
Seattle holds nine selections in this year's draft, including four in the Top 100. Each of the Seahawks' 2016 picks are laid out for you below and the complete 2016 NFL Draft order with all 253 picks can be found right here (PDF).
- Round 1 | Pick 26 | No. 26 overall
- Round 2 | Pick 25 | No. 56 overall
- Round 3 | Pick 27 | No. 90 overall
- Round 3 | Pick 35 | No. 97 overall*
- Round 4 | Pick 26 | No. 124 overall
- Round 5 | Pick 34 | No. 171 overall*
- Round 6 | Pick 40 | No. 215 overall*
- Round 7 | Pick 4 | No. 225 overall (from Dallas)
- Round 7 | Pick 26 | No. 247 overall
- Compensatory Pick (compensatory picks cannot be traded)
4. The Selection Time Limits
Round 1: Teams are permitted 10 minutes per selection.
Round 2: Teams are permitted seven minutes per selection.
Rounds 3-6: Teams are permitted five minutes per selection.
Round 7 & All Compensatory Picks: Teams are permitted four minutes per selection.
5. What To Expect From The Seahawks
Seahawks.com digital media reporter John Boyle has been taking a position-by-position look at where the Seahawks stand heading into this week's draft, as well as a look at some of this year's top prospects. If you missed any of his coverage, which will continue through Thursday and into the weekend, check it out at the links below before round one begins.
- Will The Seahawks Look To Add Depth At Tight End?
- Do The Seahawks Need To Add Depth At Safety?
- Do The Seahawks Need To Find Russell Wilson's Backup?
- How Big Of A Need Is Offensive Line For The Seahawks?
- Do The Seahawks Need Help at Running Back?
- Will The Seahawks Add Depth To Their Defensive Line?
- Could The Seahawks Look To Draft Bruce Irvin's Replacement?
- Will Seattle Use Another High Pick on a Receiver?
- Can The Seahawks Find Another Late-Round Steal at Cornerback?