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How to watch the 2016 NFL Draft: Start time, TV schedule, order and more

All the info you need for the festivities on Thursday.

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The 2016 NFL Draft is upon us. In just over 24 hours, the first round will commence in Chicago as hundreds of hopefuls look to hear their names called, as they take the next step towards achieving lifelong dreams of getting to the professional level in football.

The SEC, as always, should be heavily featured in this year's event. Many mock drafts out there have players ranging from Reggie Ragland to Robert Nkemdiche and Laremy Tunsil to A'Shawn Robinson among others being chosen in the first round. Seven players from the conference were selected in last year's first round, so we'll see if the conference can either match or surpass that lofty mark from a year ago.

Best of luck to all involved in this process!

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Viewing info

Day 1:

Start Time: 8 p.m. ET

TV: NFL Network or ESPN

Day 2:

Start Time: 7 p.m. ET

TV: NFL Network or ESPN/ESPN2 (ESPN telecast starts at 7 ET, ESPN2 starts at 8 ET)

Day 3:

Start Time: Noon ET

TV: NFL Network or ESPN

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Resources

Every NFL Draft cliche in 3 minutes

75 percent of the 2016 NFL Draft's 1st round could be former 4- and 5-star recruits

29 players who could ruin your NFL mock draft

2016 NFL mock draft: Jared Goff at No. 1

Who do experts say each team will draft?

2016 NFL Draft Player Rankings

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Draft Order