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NFL draft 2017: When should we expect the 1st round to end?

Tonight’s event could last until midnight or later if teams take their time making picks.

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The 2017 NFL draft will begin this evening at 8 p.m. ET, but when will it end?

In the first round, each team has 10 minutes to make their selection. So in theory, the latest the event could go would be until 1:10 a.m. ET.

After two years in Chicago, tonight’s event will take place in Philadelphia for the first time since 1960. The draft will be hosted in the Philadelphia City Hall, and future NFL stars like Deshaun Watson, Mitchell Trubisky, and Leonard Fournette will be in attendance.

This year, there are 32 picks in the first round, after there were only 31 in last year’s event due to the New England Patriots’ pick being stripped as a result of DeflateGate. The duration of past drafts have varied — the 2016 draft lasted until about 11:40 p.m., while the 2015 draft lasted until about 11:20 p.m.

Considering past drafts, tonight’s event will most likely last somewhere between three to four hours, meaning the event could potentially end at any point between 11 p.m. and midnight.

How to watch round 1 of the 2017 NFL draft

When: 8 p.m. ET to midnight (approximately)

Where: Philadelphia City Hall

TV: ESPN, NFL Network

Commentators: ESPN — Trey Wingo, Mel Kiper Jr., Jon Gruden, Louis Riddick | NFLN — Rich Eisen, Mike Mayock, Daniel Jeremiah, David Shaw

Online: Now, Watch ESPN