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    NFL draft's first round moves to Thursday night for 2010

    The NFL draft will kick off in prime time for the first time in 2010, it was announced Thursday. The first round of the 2010 NFL Draft will start on Thursday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. ET, with the second and third rounds on Friday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by Rounds 4-7 on Saturday, April 24 at 10 a.m. ET.

    The draft will continue to be televised by ESPN and NFL Network. The 2010 NFL Draft -- the 75th draft in NFL history -- again will be held at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

    "We continue to look for ways to make the draft more accessible to more fans," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said. "Moving the first round to prime time on Thursday night will make the first round of the draft available to fans on what is typically the most-watched night of television."

    The 2009 NFL Draft (Saturday, April 25-Sunday, April 26) drew a record 39 million viewers on NFL Network, ESPN and ESPN2. Total NFL Draft viewership increased 66 percent from 2001 to 2009 (from 23.5 million to 39 million).

    The first round of last year's draft on ESPN and NFL Network drew a combined average of 6.3 million viewers, topping all basketball, hockey and baseball games that weekend.

    The NFL draft was a Saturday-Sunday event from 1995 to 2009. It took place on Sunday and Monday from 1988 to 1994, and prior to 1988, it was held on one or two weekdays.
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    Re: NFL draft's first round moves to Thursday night for 2010

    Thanx for the info, Nick. Does anybody know what the time limit per each round is going to be this year? I know that the Commish is wanting to shorten it, but I haven't heard any numbers yet.

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    Re: NFL draft's first round moves to Thursday night for 2010

    Carlos dunlap!

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    Re: NFL draft's first round moves to Thursday night for 2010

    I don't think they have disclosed time limits yet but if it starts at 6:30 CST and they want it to run through prime time, that would indiciate 7 minutes per pick. That's what they ran at for the second round this year. If they do 10 minutes per pick, it'll be still running at 12:30 in the morning in the east. Hard to see that happening.

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    Re: NFL draft's first round moves to Thursday night for 2010

    And with the #2(or 3) pick in the 2010 draft....the St. Louis Rams select.....Tim Tebow, Quarterback, the University of Florida

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    Re: NFL draft's first round moves to Thursday night for 2010

    ...and with the 32nd pick in the 2010 draft the St. Louis Rams select...


    (fixed that for you. )

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    Re: NFL draft's first round moves to Thursday night for 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by shower beers View Post
    ...and with the 32nd pick in the 2010 draft the St. Louis Rams select...


    (fixed that for you. )
    Shower my friend I see you've had a few "beers" if you believe that our boys will pick 32 this year(lol)

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