NFL Draft: The annual affair starts tonight

The 79th NFL draft of college players starts this evening in New York's Radio City Music Hall. 
 
The first pick this year, barring a last-minute trade, belongs to the Houston Texans, who were 2-14 last season. 
 
Completing the first 10 picks, again barring any trades today, are the Rams, in a pick obtained from the Redskins in the Robert Griffin III deal a few years ago, Jacksonville, Cleveland, the Raiders, Falcons, Bucs, Vikings, Bills and Lions.
 
Some of the top names on the board this year are quarterbacks Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M, Blake Bortles of Central Florida and Teddy Bridgewater of Louisville.
 
Barring any trades, the Tampa Buccaneers will have the 7th overall pick and could draft Manziel. Other options include: quarterback Derek Carr of Fresno State,  wide receiver Sammy Watkins of Clemson, wide receiver Mike Evans of Texas A&M, linebacker Khalil Mack of Buffalo or defensive tackle Aaron Donald of Pittsburgh.
 
Each team has 10 minutes in the first round to make a selection. A year ago the first round consumed three hours and 33 minutes.
 
The draft will continue on Friday with the second and third round at 7 pm. Rounds four, five, six and seven will be on Saturday beginning at 12 pm.  
 
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