Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

NFL Draft 2014: How Many Rounds Will It Last?

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

NFL Draft 2014: How Many Rounds Will It Last?

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The next class of future National Football League players will discover their destination this week. The 2014 National Football League Draft begins Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The NFL Draft has seven rounds and takes place over three days, beginning Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Eastern time when the important first round will unfold. Teams covet first round picks for the impact those players drafted can make. First-round draft picks typically earn the most lucrative contracts, though the league's rookie salary cap and most recent collective bargaining agreement with the NFL Players Association keeps those deals from getting too big.

The Houston Texans of the American Football Conference are scheduled to pick first in the 2014 NFL Draft, followed by the St. Louis Rams of the National Football Conference. The AFC's Jacksonville Jaguars, Cleveland Browns, and Oakland Raiders round out the top five picks.

The NFL Draft continues on Friday night, with rounds two and three, beginning at 7 p. …

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