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2017 NFL Draft

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Date(s)  April 27–29
Mr. Irrelevant  Denver Broncos
First selection  Cleveland Browns
Most selections (12)  Cleveland Browns
Location  Philadelphia City Hall Philadelphia, PA
TV coverage (US)  ESPN, ESPN2, NFL Network

The 2017 NFL Draft will be the 82nd annual meeting of National Football League (NFL) franchises to select newly eligible football players. It is scheduled to be held at Philadelphia City Hall in Philadelphia from April 27 to 29, returning to the city for the first time since 1961.


Early entrants

In order to be eligible to enter the draft, players must be at least three years removed from high school. The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft was January 16, 2017.

Selection order

The selection order for the first round is as follows. The selection order for subsequent rounds will follow the order of the first round, except that teams with the same record and same playoff result will rotate among their respective groups (these groups are indicated by the bold gray lines in the table below). Three picks were forfeited – one each in the fourth round, fifth round, and sixth round. Also, 32 additional supplemental picks will be allocated between the ends of round 3 through 7 for a total of 253 picks.

See the rules for determining draft order for more details.



In the explanations below, (PD) indicates trades completed prior to the start of the draft (i.e. Pre-Draft), while (D) denotes trades that took place during the 2017 draft.

Round one
Round two
Round three
Round four
Round five
Round six
Round seven


  • Detroit → New England (PD). Detroit traded a conditional seventh-round selection to New England in exchange for linebacker Jon Bostic.
  • Washington → San Francisco (PD). Washington traded a conditional fifth-round selection to San Francisco in exchange for tight end Derek Carrier.
  • Forfeited/penalized picks



    2017 NFL Draft Wikipedia