ESPN provides year-round coverage of the NFL even though the sport's regular season lasts just 17 weeks. And it's most prized hype machine, the NFL Draft, is pored over by experts 365 days a year as well.
Finally, the time has come for the players to actually be selected, so here's the lowdown on what you need to know to get your draft fix.
WHEN: 5 p.m., Thursday, April 26
HOW TO WATCH: The draft is live on ESPN if you're a couch potato.
WHERE TO WATCH LOCALLY: Employees confirmed that will have its televisions tuned to the draft Thursday night, as will . So head on down to to watch huge men smile, possibly cry, and put on new hats.