The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft is finally upon us. Finally.
For the Washington Redskins, the 2017 NFL Draft represents a chance to find impact players, a search that begins with the 17th pick overall in the first round. All those discussions about whom the Redskins will select with their first pick will be answered Thursday night during the NFL's biggest offseason event.
To keep up with the NFL Draft, you'll need two things: A screen to watch it on and this live blog. Redskins fans and NFL fans who want to stay up to date with surprise picks, trades, analysis and anything else draft-related will want to keep this page open all night.
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What: 2017 NFL Draft, Round 1
When: Thursday, April 27, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. ET
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Penn.
TV Channel: ESPN, NFL Network
Live Stream: WatchESPN App
Here's what's happened so far. Let's head to the live blog:
REDSKINS 2017 NFL DRAFT TRACKER
11:48 PM - 32ND PICK: THE SAINTS SELECT RYAN RAMCZYK. THE FIRST ROUND IS OVER.
11:42 PM - 31ST PICK: THE 49ERS TAKE REUBEN FOSTER.
There's a good chance in 10 years everyone looks back on this and says, "How did Reuben Foster fall so far?"
11:35 PM - 30TH PICK: THE STEELERS SELECT JJ WATT.
11:30 PM - 29TH PICK: THE BROWNS SELECT DAVID NJOKU.
11:25 PM - 28TH PICK THE COWBOYS SELECT TACO CHARLTON.
Will the Michigan lineman add some beef to Dallas' defense?
11:22 PM - 27TH PICK: THE BILLS SELECT TRE'DAVIOUS WHITE.
11:19 PM - 26TH PICK: THE FALCONS SELECT TAK MCKINLEY.
CSN's Charley Casserly says McKinley is better than Redskins' defender Ryan Kerrigan was coming out of school.
11:11 PM - 25TH PICK: THE BROWNS SELECT JABRILL PEPPERS.
Twitter seemed to feel very bad for Peppers...
Jabrill Peppers when the Browns drafted him pic.twitter.com/BM8yzeknON— d. (@bIedshow) April 28, 2017
11:01 PM - 24TH PICK: THE RAIDERS SELECT GAREON CONLEY
The Ohio St. corner was considered a guarantee to go in the first round until a recent rape allegation. Oakland, however, seems comfortable with him and didn't let him get past the draft's first night.
And Gareon Conley goes in the first round after all. He's a Raider.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 28, 2017
10:56 PM - 23RD PICK: THE GIANTS SELECT EVAN ENGRAM
CSN's Charley Casserly has made quite a comparison between Evan Engram and another NFL tight end.
10:46 PM - The newest Redskin sounds pleased to be in the Burgundy and Gold:
10:45 PM - 22ND PICK: THE DOLPHINS SELECT CHARLES HARRIS.
10:43 PM - 21ST PICK: THE LIONS SELECT JARRAD DAVIS.
10:40 PM - 20TH PICK: THE BRONCOS SELECT GARETT BOLLES.
10:33 PM - 19TH PICK: THE BUCCANEERS SELECT OJ HOWARD.
10:28 PM - 18TH PICK: THE TITANS SELECT ADOREE' JACKSON.
10:22 PM - Redskins linebacker Will Compton loves the Allen pick:
It starts in the trenches!!! #HTTR— Will Compton (@_willcompton) April 28, 2017
10:18 PM - 17TH PICK: THE REDSKINS SELECT JONATHAN ALLEN.
It looks like a home run for the Redskins. Snagging Allen at No. 17, when so many thought he'd go in the top five or even top three, could be a coup. Defensive line was their biggest need entering the draft, and now, they not only addressed that need but did so while also finding the best player available.
10:10 PM - 16TH PICK: THE RAVENS SELECT MARLON HUMPHREY.
Ozzie Newsome passed on Alabama tight end OJ Howard.
10:01 PM - 15TH PICK: THE COLTS SELECT MALIK HOOKER.
The centerfielder will be tracking down passes in Indianapolis' secondary for at least the next few seasons.
9:55 PM - 14TH PICK: THE CARDINALS SELECT DEREK BARNETT.
The Tennessee pass rusher was given a applause and a few boos by the Eagles fans who were in attendance, because that's how Philly does things.
9:50 PM - 13TH PICK: THE CARDINALS SELECT HAASON REDDICK
The Temple linebacker was one of the draft's fastest-risers, and will now go from being a Temple Owl to an Arizona Cardinal.
9:40 PM - 12TH PICK: THE TEXAS SELECT DESHAUN WATSON (HOUSTON TRADED WITH CLEVELAND TO GET TO NO. 12).
The big three quarterbacks have all been nabbed in the first half of the draft.
9:34 PM - 11TH PICK: THE SAINTS SELECT MARSHON LATTIMORE.
If Lattimore's hamstring problems don't resurface, New Orleans may have just found the next great lockdown corner.
9:23 PM - 10TH PICK: THE CHIEFS SELECT PATRICK MAHOMES (TRADED UP FROM NO. 27 TO NO. 10 AFTER TRADING WITH BILLS. BILLS RECEIVE NO. 27, A 3RD ROUNDER AND A 2018 PICK, TOO).
Mahomes goes before Deshaun Watson. No one should ever do another mock draft.
9:15 PM - 9TH PICK: THE BENALS SELECT JOHN ROSS.
Ross AND AJ Green? That's a scary pair.
9:09 PM - 8TH PICK: THE PANTHERS SELECT CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY.
Current Panthers LB Thomas Davis announced the pick and called McCaffrey a wide receiver. That's wrong, but considering how versatile the Stanford running back is, it's understandable.
9:04 PM - 7TH PICK: THE CHARGERS SELECT MIKE WILLIAMS.
Two skilled wideouts are off the board through seven picks.
8:59 PM - 6TH PICK: THE JETS SELECT JAMAL ADAMS.
The do-it-all safety fell further than most expected.
8:51 PM - WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!????????!!!!!!!!
Wow. Cleveland is trying to trade for Kirk Cousins. This is real.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 28, 2017
8:47 PM - 5TH PICK: THE TITANS SELECT COREY DAVIS.
Marcus Mariota has a new option on the outside to throw to.
8:40 PM - 4TH PICK: JAGUARS SELECT LEONARD FOURNETTE.
Now Blake Bortles won't throw for as many interceptions this year, because he'll be too busy sticking the pigskin into Leonard Fournette's gut every down.
8:37 PM - Mitch Trubisky will want to delete this old tweet before he arrives in Chicago:
8:36 PM - 3RD PICK: 49ERS SELECT SOLOMAN THOMAS.
So the 49ers got three extra picks from the Bears, moved back one slot and ended up drafting the defender they wanted all along? Well played, John Lynch.
8:26 - 2ND PICK: BEARS SELECT MITCH TRUBISKY (SWITCHED SPOTS WITH THE 49ERS AND GAVE UP THREE MORE PICKS TO DO SO).
And it's the night's first surprise. The Bears and the 49ers swapped spots, and after doing so, Chicago took Mitch Trubisky. Mike Glennon is probably a bit confused right now.
8:14 PM - 1ST PICK: BROWNS SELECT MYLES GARRETT.
After recent whispers that they were maybe going to go elsewhere, the Browns did indeed draft the Texas A&M pass rusher. Have fun dealing with him, other QBs in the AFC North.
8:12 PM - Look, it's NFL commissioner Roger Booooooooooooooooodell:
8:01 PM - According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, the Redskins "love" one defensive prospect. Problem is, a lot of other teams ahead of them likely do as well:
Last pre-draft thought here from Ashburn: Skins love Jonathan Allen. Does he get anywhere close to 17 so they can pounce?— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) April 27, 2017
7:56 PM - THE PLAYERS AT THE DRAFT HAVE WALK-UP MUSIC. The NFL and MLB are two very different leagues, but the fact that the former is borrowing this concept from the latter is a tremendous idea. Some players, like Corey Davis and John Ross, chose songs that have draft-related themes, while others, such as Deshaun Watson and Ryan Ramczyk, apparently are trying to be as cliché as possible:
7:45 PM - At some point on Thursday or during the weekend, Roger Goodell will have to say the words Taco and Butt. Check out more of the NFL Draft's best names here.
5:05 PM - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has arrived. Surprisingly enough, fans aren't booing him. We'll have to wait until 8:00 p.m. for that.
Gotta give Roger Goodell some credit for even attempting to say hi to the fans. pic.twitter.com/boj2TVdQCN— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) April 27, 2017
4:45 PM - We're three hours away from the start of the 2017 NFL Draft, but it looks like the Cleveland Browns are close to finalizing their choice for the No. 1 overall pick.
4:30 PM - JP Finlay is on the scene in Philadelphia for the 2017 NFL Draft. Several Redskins fans are out and about early.
This dude is also here pic.twitter.com/6tJ0ZKBeL7— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) April 27, 2017
4:15 PM - Oh, this is going to be fun. Former Redskins GM Scot McCloughan is reportedly advising other teams on their picks at the draft.
4:00 PM - And with that No. 17 pick, the Redskins could go in several different directions. There will be plenty of defensive lineman and pass rushers to choose from, as well as several high-end cornerbacks. JP Finlay identified the 22 players considered in-play for the Redskins at No. 17.
3:45 PM - The Redskins have the No. 17 pick. With the 2017 NFL Draft starting at 8:00 p.m., we are expecting the Redskins to make their pick at rough 10:15 p.m. ET.
3:30 PM - Want to get to know the NFL Draft prospects? Want to go inside the war room with a former GM? Ever wondered what a player evaluation looks like? Former NFL GM Charley Casserly and CSN's Julie Donaldson have you covered in our CSN Draft Room. It's your go-to source for 2017 NFL Draft material.
3:15 PM - The CSN team is all over the place today. Be sure to follow them on Twitter. Redskins Insider JP Finlay is at the Draft in Philadelphia. Redskins writer Rich Tandler and CSN anchor Chick Hernandez are at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va. and NFL analyst Trevor Matich is in the CSN Draft Room. Be sure to follow @CSNRedskins for all your draft night coverage.
3:00 PM - Welcome to CSN's live draft tracker for the 2017 NFL Draft on Thursday night.