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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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Despite injury, Jalen Collins could be first-rounder
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Jalen Collins was shocked to learn at the NFL scouting combine that he had a fractured right foot. For his sake, thankfully the c...
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Tackle? Guard? Question only adds to appeal of LSU's La'el Collins
BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU's La'el Collins, who was a second-team All-American as a senior in 2014, said all the talk of him being moved to right tackle ...
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Steelers will reportedly host Randy Gregory for pre-draft visit
The Pittsburgh Steelers will apparently take a closer look one of the most talented players in the NFL draft after Randy Gregory's stock took a potent...
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Rams rank among worst drafting teams since last expansion
EARTH CITY, Mo. -- There's probably no better indicator of success in the NFL draft than simply going with wins and losses. But as metrics have advan...
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Source: Dolphins will host Michigan LB Jake Ryan
The Miami Dolphins are scheduled to host former Michigan Wolverines linebacker Jake Ryan for a pre-draft visit on April 2, a source told Ry...
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Steelers coach Mike Tomlin dines with a pair of prospects prior to LSU pro day
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin met with a pair of defensive players Thursday night in advance of LSU's pro day. And his choice of dinner compa...
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Bengals' defensive emphasis this offseason is clear
CINCINNATI -- While many outside of Paul Brown Stadium spent the early days of the offseason lamenting Andy Dalton's inconsistencies and placing the C...
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Defensive end could be in Rams' draft plans
EARTH CITY, Mo. -- St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher has never made any bones about his affinity for drafting defensive linemen early and often. In Fi...
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'B' free-agency grade deserving for Bengals
CINCINNATI -- How well have the Cincinnati Bengals handled free agency this year? Pretty well, according to ESPN's Insider team of Mike Sando, Field ...
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How many risks will Cowboys take?
IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys took a risk when they signed Greg Hardy. They mitigated the contractual risk to Hardy on the one-year deal by mak...
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Todd McShay on Randy Gregory testing positive for marijuana: "Teams need pass rushers. He's the best edge rusher in this class. ... I don't need my DE...
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Mel Kiper Jr. says two running backs could go in first round
SAN DIEGO -- With the San Diego Chargers so far passing on filling a need for a running back in free agency, it looks as though general manager Tom Te...
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Will Gregory Fall Down Draft Boards?
Todd McShay discusses if Randy Gregory's failed drug test at the NFL combine affects his stock and what the financial impact is of being taken later in the first round.
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McShay On QB Landing Spots
Todd McShay discusses the teams that could be interested in drafting quarterbacks Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota in the 2015 NFL draft.
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