It’s finally Draft Week.
Thursday, the 2019 NFL Draft will commence, with the next wave of players set to begin their NFL journey.
The Oakland Raiders will host media members at the team’s training facility in Alameda, Calif., for the 84th National Football League Draft from April 25-27 (Thursday through Saturday). There will be 254 selections, including 32 compensatory choices that have been awarded to 18 clubs.
The draft will be held in Nashville, Tenn., located on First and Broadway and is free and open to the public. The 2019 NFL Draft will begin on Thursday in primetime, the 10th consecutive year that it will kick off in an evening time slot. The first round will take place on Thursday, April 25, beginning at 5 p.m. PT. The second and third rounds will take place on Friday, April 26, and begin at 4 p.m. PT. The draft will conclude on Saturday, April 27, with the final four rounds, commencing at 9 a.m. PT.
Teams have 10 minutes to select a player in the first round and seven minutes in the second round. Selection time for rounds three through six, including compensatory selection choices will be five minutes. The selection time for round seven and round-seven compensatory selections is four minutes.
General Manager Mike Mayock enters his first draft in his role after joining the club on Dec. 31, 2018, and does so with plenty of ammunition in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. The Raiders have four picks in the first 35 draft slots in the upcoming draft, with three of them coming in the first round:
In fact, dating back to 2000, only the New York Jets have had more picks in the first round heading into the draft, with four in 2000. The 2017 Cleveland Browns, 2013 Minnesota Vikings and 2001 St. Louis Rams also had three first-round selections. It is just the second time in franchise history that the club will enter the draft with three first-round selections. The only other occurrence was in 1988, when the team selected Hall of Fame WR Tim Brown with the sixth pick, Pro Bowl DB Terry McDaniel with the ninth pick and DT Scott Davis with the 25th overall selection, who recorded at least 5.5 sacks in each of his four seasons with the Silver and Black.
Here's every player ever selected by the Raiders with the No. 4 overall pick:
Raiders Announcing Selections: Two Raider greats will be in attendance in Nashville to announce picks for the Silver and Black. CB Charles Woodson will announce the club's second-round pick, and should the Raiders acquire a third-round selection, P Shane Lechler will announce the selection live from Broadway.
Network Information: The first night of the 2019 NFL Draft will be televised on FOX, NFL Network, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes. The remainder of the draft will air on ABC, NFL Network, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.
General Manager Mike Mayock and Head Coach Jon Gruden will be available following the conclusion of the first round on Thursday, April 25.
Gruden will be available following the conclusion of the third round on Friday, April 26. First-round draft picks potentially available in press conference setting, time TBA.
Mayock will be available following the conclusion of the draft on Saturday, April 27.
Subject to timing and availability, each of the Raiders’ player selections will be available via a conference call in the team’s media workroom following the pick.
Stay tuned to Raiders.com for more news and updates surrounding the 2019 NFL Draft.
Raider Nation in the UK - Draft starts 1:00 a.m. BST on Friday
For NFL fans in the UK it has never been easier to watch the NFL Draft! You can watch all three days of the Draft live from Tennessee on Sky Sports Action and NFL Game Pass.
Head to NFL Game Pass, the ultimate destination for NFL Draft week. You can watch all seven rounds live and on-demand or catch up on the all the excitement of the first-round picks in just 40 minutes with Draft in 40. If you still want more, then access hundreds of hours of NFL original programs and settle in for the 2019 NFL Draft.
Plus Sky Sports Action will show the first two days of the Draft LIVE with day three on the Sky Sports Action red button from 5:00 p.m. BST. Head to Sky on Demand throughout the week for extra NFL Films shows reflecting on past Draft days and don't forget every night you can watch NBC's ProFootballTalk show daily on Sky Sports Action.
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