Here’s everything you need to know about the 2017 NFL Draft.
Both the NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN2 will televise the draft.
Thursday, April 27 – 7:00 p.m. CT (Round 1 is 10 Minutes Per Pick)
Friday, April 28 – 6 p.m. CT (Round 2 is 7 Minutes per pick, Round 3 is 5 Minutes Per Pick)
Saturday, April 29 – 11 a.m. CT (Rounds 4-6 is 5 Minutes Per Pick, Round 7 is 4 Minutes Per Pick)
Barring any trades, the Chicago Bears hold the following selections.
1st Round - 3rd overall - Estimated Bears pick time 7:20 CT
2nd Round - 4th pick, 36th overall - Estimated Bears pick time 6:21 CT
3rd Round - 3rd pick, 67th overall - Estimated Bears pick time 9:54 CT
4th Round - 4th pick, 111th overall - Estimated Bears pick time 11:15am CT
4th Round - 10th pick, 117th overall (from Buffalo) - Estimated Bears pick time 12:45 CT
5th Round - 3rd pick, 147th overall - Estimated Bears pick time 3:15 CT
7th Round - 3rd pick, 221st overall - Estimated Bears pick time 9:23 CT
Keep in mind the estimated pick times are the latest possible times according to our good friend Math. Once teams start getting their picks in early, the times get all wacky.
SB Nation has a handy Draft Tracker that will be updates live all through the draft. This would probably be a good tab to keep open all weekend long.
Keep one eye on your TV for the draft, one eye on Windy Gridiron for the Chicago Bears slant, and one eye on our Facebook page, because we have some really cool Live Q&A stuff planned during the next few days.
You may also want to check out the SB Nation Live Draft Party every so often. I’ll be jumping on there to discuss the Bears pick at some point after it’s made.
Make sure you peep out our Chicago Bears 2017 Draft section right here for all our stuff.
Here are a few specific articles you need to check out.
Robert put together our Draft Roundtable articles right here.
Also, make sure you check out Robert’s best fit for the Bears at each position of need.
And are you following him on Twitter? You should be... @RobertZeglinski
EJ knocked out another slew of fantastic Draftwatch articles again this year.
You can find all his stuff right here.
And follow him on Twitter - @thedraftsmanFB
Actually, you guys better be following the entire WCG crew.
Jeff Berckes - @gridironborn
Kev H - @Kev_WCG
Ken Mitchell - @WCGBearsDenDude
Steven Schweickert - @SJS_illini
Jack Silverstein - @readjack
You guys can also check out my last two NFL draft heavy T Formation Conversation podcasts.
I was joined by EJ on my show quite a bit the last few weeks, so you can check out any of our draftcentric podcasts right here.
Josh (our lone Twitter holdout) had a series of mock drafts where he only picked players from certain conferences. It was a great way to learn about potential Bears’ selections.
The bottom line is, Windy City Gridiron has the hardest working group of writers, striving to bring you guys the best Chicago Bears coverage possible.