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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It’s been almost three months since there was any live NFL action for fans to enjoy. That’s going to change on Thursday night.

There won’t be a field or any referees but it’s a big of a night for NFL teams as any.

The first round of the 2015 NFL Draft is set to begin at 8 p.m. from the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago.  The second and third rounds will take place on Friday night starting at 7 p.m. while rounds four through seven are set for Saturday beginning at noon.

The venue change is a big deal as the previous fifty drafts had been held in New York City, but league commissioner Roger Goodell announced last year that the draft would be moved from its usual home at Radio City Music Hall.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold the number one pick and are expected to draft a quarterback, with many experts believing that former Florida State star Jameis Winston will be the man they select.

As for the Miami Dolphins, they currently hold the 14th pick but trying to predict what direction the team will go with that pick has been difficult as they have several areas of need. For a look at some of the offensive players that the Dolphins could target, click here, or for a list of the defensive players, click here.

WHAT: 2015 NFL Draft – 1st Round

WHEN: Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 8 p.m.

WHERE: Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois


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


Don’t miss CBS Miami’s NFL Draft special Fins On The Clock this Saturday at 7 p.m. on CBS4. 

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