Finally, after a seemingly endless amount of rumors and projections over the past month, the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft will begin on Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall. The festivities will get under way at 7:00 p.m. local time.
The Chicago Bears currently hold the No. 19 overall selection in the first round and are predicted by most to focus on a pass rusher.
The first two selections in the draft are already known. The Indianapolis Colts have announced they'll select Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck with the top overall pick. The Washington Redskins are poised to select quarterback Robert Griffin III out of Baylor with the second pick.
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2012
Time: 7:00 p.m. CT
Location: Radio City Music Hall, New York City, New York
TV: ESPN and NFL Network
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