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Counting Down to the 2010 NFL Draft

The NFL draft goes primetime.

The always media savy National Football League has watched their ratings do a steady climb over the years. They now apparently feel it is time to test the primetime waters. While other pro sports, like the NBA have already tried this with mixed results, the NFL saw something that made them feel that now is the time. Maybe the 39 million of us that watched in 2009 or the 66 percent increase in viewership from 2001 to 2009? The 1st round alone logged 6.3 million on ESPN and the NFL Network alone.

The 2010 NFL draft schedule is (all times EST):

  1. 1st Round Thursday April 22nd 7:30 PM
  2. 2nd and 3rd Rounds Friday April 23rd 6:30 PM
  3. 4th - 7th Rounds Saturday April 24th 10:00 AM

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Amari Cooper could be tempting for Raiders at No. 4 overall
ALAMEDA, Calif. - The Oakland Raiders have the fourth overall pick in the NFL draft and the consensus seems to be that the team should use it to selec...
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Former basketball star could be draft option for Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers made one of their best draft picks in franchise history in 2004 with the 11th overall pick when they selected a big, talented ...
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Green Bay Packers top ranking of impact rookie classes for 2014 - NFL
Which NFL teams' rookie classes led to wins on the field, and didn't just play out of necessity? Mel Kiper Jr. ranks his top 10, led by the Green Bay Packers.
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Thin quarterback draft class hurts the Bills
After two lackluster seasons for the Buffalo Bills, it is clear that former first-round pick EJ Manuel must have competition at quarterback. Based on ...
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NFL Insider Mel Kiper
Welcome to SportsNation! On Thursday, NFL draft Insider Mel Kiper Jr. will be by to discuss the college football and NFL seasons.Kiper has served as ...
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Bengals 'farm system' ranked 10th
CINCINNATI -- One of the cornerstones of success for NFL teams revolves around their ability to identify talent, and to grow with it. Of course, ther...
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Another believer in Demaryius Thomas' progress as a receiver
PHOENIX -- As the first round of the 2010 NFL draft rolled into the picks in the 20s, Josh McDaniels looked at the list of available players for the D...
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Takeaways from PFF roster study -- John Clayton's mailbag
John Clayton's mailbag: An in-depth roster study by Pro Football Focus illustrates how tough it is for bad teams to make quick turnarounds.
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Can Saints find this year's Zack Martin in draft?
The NFL has a reputation for being a copycat league. So it makes perfect sense that the two best guard prospects in this year's draft class spent the ...
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Updated Top 32 NFL prospects
Todd McShay updates his ranking of the Top 32 NFL draft prospects for 2015, with Oregon D-lineman Arik Armstead and Miami WR Phillip Dorsett making big moves up the board.
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Reviewing the 2014 Detroit Lions: Coaching
The Detroit Lions finished up one of the most successful seasons -- record-wise -- in franchise history. Now, the offseason begins with the combine, f...
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Bengals free-agency breakdown: LB Rey Maualuga
CINCINNATI -- Free agency is right around the corner for the Cincinnati Bengals, who have 15 players with contracts that expire in March. Of the 15, ...
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Morning take: Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr.
Here are the most interesting Miami Dolphins stories Tuesday from around the Web: Brian Coyle of the Dolphins team site writes about the friendshi...
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Updated 2015 Big Board
Major changes dot Mel Kiper's latest Big Board for the 2015 NFL draft.
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