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NFL Draft Day 2017: Pre-draft conversation

The draft is nearly here!! This is NOT a drill!

After waiting for months, doing countless mock drafts and reading other’s mock drafts, arguing with ferocity over who we think the Bengals should and will draft, the NFL Draft is hours away!

We’ve been hoping the Bengals pick a guy who will change the future of this franchise for the better, and today, we’ll learn of the team’s Round 1 pick, a player with great potential to do just that.

Let the pre-draft discussion begin!

Also, be sure to watch our CJ draft show here starting at 8:00 p.m. ET!

How to watch the 2017 NFL Draft

Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art at Eakins Oval, Philadelphia, PA.

Start Time: Thursday, 8 p.m. ET; Friday 7 p.m. ET; Saturday 12 p.m. ET

TV: ESPN, NFL Network

Streaming: Watch ESPN,; will also have live draft coverage for Round 1 as well SB Nation on Facebook

ESPN Announcers: Trey Wingo will host all seven rounds for the first time. He’s joined by analysts Mel Kiper Jr., Jon Gruden and Louis Riddick in Round 1. Chris Mortensen, Adam Schefter and Suzy Kolber will also be part of ESPN’s coverage onsite in Philadelphia.

NFLN Announcers: Host Rich Eisen will be joined by analysts Mike Mayock and Daniel Jeremiah, as well as Stanford head coach David Shaw. Charles Davis, Steve Mariucci, Smith Sr. and Ian Rapoport will also be part of the coverage onsite in Philadelphia.

Here’s everything to know about the draft, who’s attending, how to watch and more.