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2020 NFL Draft

2015 NFL Draft primer: What to know as Browns hold 2 1st-round picks

Where: Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, Chicago

When: 8 p.m.

TV: ESPN, NFL Network

Radio: 92.3 The Fan (7 p.m. - 12 a.m.)

Draft order:

  1. Tampa Bay
  1. Tennessee
  1. Jacksonville
  1. Oakland
  1. Washington
  1. New York Jets
  1. Chicago
  1. Atlanta
  1. New York Giants
  1. St. Louis
  1. Minnesota


  1. New Orleans
  1. Miami
  1. San Francisco
  1. Houston
  1. San Diego
  1. Kansas City

19. CLEVELAND (From Buffalo)

  1. Philadelphia
  1. Cincinnati
  1. Pittsburgh
  1. Detroit
  1. Arizona
  1. Carolina
  1. Baltimore
  1. Dallas
  1. Denver
  1. Indianapolis
  1. Green Bay
  1. New Orleans (From Seattle)
  1. New England

Set your stopwatch: Teams receive 10 minutes per pick in the first round. It drops to seven minutes in the second round and five minutes from the third-sixth. The NFL is speeding things up for the seventh round, dropping the time between picks from five to four minutes. Teams also have four minutes with their compensatory picks.

Sitting it out: Buffalo and Seattle are the only teams without a first-round pick. The Bills sent theirs to Cleveland last year in a deal that allowed them to move up from No. 9 to No. 4 and land wide receiver Sammy Watkins. The Seahawks sent theirs to New Orleans in March as part of a trade that saw tight end Jimmy Graham go to Seattle and center Max Unger land with the Saints.

Trade winds?: The Browns have made trades in three of the last four first rounds, including three in last year's alone. Though Cleveland doesn't have the most picks in this year's draft -- Seattle boasts 11 -- it has the most tradeable assets because none of its picks are compensatory, which are unable to be traded.

Busy Saturday?: Cleveland largely sat out the final day of last year's draft, as it carried just one pick beyond the third round. This year could be a different story, though, as it boasts six Day 3 picks thanks to trades with the Bills and Ravens. The Browns made seven Day 3 picks in 2012, a haul that included wide receiver Travis Benjamin and defensive lineman Billy Winn.

Offense or defense?: Since the Browns returned as a franchise in 1999, they've selected a defensive player with their first pick eight times and an offensive player eight times. Defensive players have been the first pick in four of the last five years while Cleveland went with offense four straight years from 2002-2005.

Notable no-shows: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell could be very lonely during the first part of the draft. Quarterbacks Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota and wide receiver Amari Cooper declined invitations to attend the draft. It's plausible that the first player to walk across the stage will be the No. 4 pick. The last time Cleveland selected a player in the first round who wasn't attending the draft was quarterback Brandon Weeden in 2012.

So who's there?: A total of 27 players are currently in Chicago for tonight's festivities. It's unlikely all 27 will be first-round picks.

Arik Armstead, DL, Oregon

Vic Beasley, DE/LB, Clemson

Landon Collins, S, Alabama

Bud Dupree, LB, Kentucky

Cameron Erving, OL, Florida State

Dante Fowler, DE/LB, Florida

Melvin Gordon, RB Wisconsin

Randy Gregory, DE/LB, Nebraska

Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia

D.J. Humphries, OL, Florida

Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest

Byron Jones, CB, Connecticut

Benardrick McKinney, LB, Mississippi State

Cedric Ogbuehi, OT, Texas A&M

DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville

Andrus Peat, OL, Stanford

Breshad Perriman, WR, Central Florida

Shane Ray, DL, Missouri

Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa

Danny Shelton, DL, Washington

Devin Smith, WR, Ohio State

Donovan Smith, OT, Penn State

Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State

Laken Tomlinson, OL, Duke

Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State

Kevin White, WR, West Virginia

Leonard Williams, DL, USC

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