2013 NFL Draft: Time and TV schedule for Thursday's Round 1

Al Bello

The NFL Draft is right around the corner with kids realizing their dreams one name card at a time.

The NFL Draft is finally here after an insane amount of anticipation, with the first round happening on Thursday night, April 25 live from Radio City Music Hall in downtown Manhattan.

Since the end of the football season back in February, fans have been gearing up for this day. It signals the beginning of a new campaign, with your team getting fresh faces to either add to an already talented roster or as a cornerstone for a youthful group.

Showing the power of the NFL, the draft is likely to draw a much higher rating than any NBA playoff game. Ratings have boomed in recent years since the draft went to a three-day, primetime format in 2010.

The Kansas City Chiefs have the first overall pick after sporting a league-worst 2-14 record last season, so they will be kicking off the festivities.

TV: ESPN and NFL Network

Time: 8:00 p.m. ET

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