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We're about to see many lifelong dreams realized as players from across the nation hear their names called during the NFL Draft. Here's everything you need to know to watch the Draft unfold.

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The 2016 NFL Draft is upon us.

No more mock drafts, debating prospects or reporting every little rumor teams put out to muddy the waters ahead of Draft Day. We'll soon be seeing teams making their draft picks and forever changing the lives of the players fortunate enough to be drafted into the best sports league on earth.

That's what makes the draft so special every year: The journey these players go on just to make it to the point that a professional team would invest a draft pick and millions of dollars in them, hoping said player can help elevate his new franchise and eventually win a Super Bowl.

While the draft features seven rounds, Day 1 is typically when we see the best players hear their names called as NFL teams look to address their biggest needs with the best talent in this year's draft class. Many of the best players in the NFL today heard their names called in Round, including J.J. Watt, A.J. Green, Aaron Rodgers, Luke Kuechly, Julio Jones, Darrelle Revis, Patrick Peterson, Joe Thomas and Earl Thomas among many others.

Who's the next guy to join that class of elite, game-changing players? Read our NFL Draft profiles here! Here's everything you'll need to watch the draft.

How to Watch the NFL Draft, Round 1

When: Thursday, April 28, at 8 p.m. ET

Where: Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University

TV Info: ESPN and NFL Network will both broadcast the first-round live.

Online Stream: Live streaming available via Watch ESPN and NFL Network Online.

MobileWatch ESPN Mobile and NFL Network Mobile

Radio: You can listen to coverage of the draft on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Channel 88.

When to expect the Bengals to pick: Pick No. 24 should be no later than 11:50 p.m. ET.

Full First-Round Draft Order:

Full NFL Draft Order:

Round Pick # NFL team Notes
1 1 Los Angeles Rams from Tennessee
1 2 Philadelphia Eagles from Cleveland
1 3 San Diego Chargers
1 4 Dallas Cowboys
1 5 Jacksonville Jaguars
1 6 Baltimore Ravens
1 7 San Francisco 49ers
1 8 Cleveland Browns from Miami via Philadelphia
1 9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1 10 New York Giants
1 11 Chicago Bears
1 12 New Orleans Saints
1 13 Miami Dolphins from Philadelphia
1 14 Oakland Raiders
1 15 Tennessee Titans from Los Angeles
1 16 Detroit Lions
1 17 Atlanta Falcons
1 18 Indianapolis Colts
1 19 Buffalo Bills
1 20 New York Jets
1 21 Washington Redskins
1 22 Houston Texans
1 23 Minnesota Vikings
1 24 Cincinnati Bengals
1 25 Pittsburgh Steelers
1 26 Seattle Seahawks
1 27 Green Bay Packers
1 28 Kansas City Chiefs
1 - New England Patriots
1 29 Arizona Cardinals
1 30 Carolina Panthers
1 31 Denver Broncos
2 32 Cleveland Browns


How to Watch the NFL Draft, Rounds 2-3

Date: Fri., April 29

Time: 7 p.m. ET
TV: NFL Network, ESPN
When to expect the Bengals to pick: Pick No. 55 should be made no later than 9:41 p.m. ET; pick No. 87 should be made no later than 12:39 p.m. ET. (Estimated times are considering each team takes the maximum allotted time per pick, which won't happen.)

How to Watch the NFL Draft, Rounds 4-7

Date: Sat., April 30
Time: 12 p.m. ET
TV: NFL Network, ESPN
Bengals picks: Pick No. 122, No. 161, No. 199, No. 245.