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Facts & figures on 2006 NFL Draft

The 71st Annual National Football Draft takes place on April 29th and 30th. The following are fact's and figures on this year's draft.

WHAT: 71st Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting.
WHERE: Radio City Music Hall, 1260 6th Avenue, New York City (Between 50th and 51st Streets).
WHEN: Noon ET, Saturday, April 29, 2006 (Rounds 1-3).
11 a.m. ET, Sunday, April 30, 2006 (Rounds 4-7).
The first three rounds will conclude on Saturday by approximately 11 p.m. ET. In 2005, the first round consumed five hours and 47 minutes; the second, three hours and nine minutes; and the third, one hour and 50 minutes. The draft will resume on Sunday at 11 a.m. ET for the final four rounds, ending at approximately 6 p.m. ET.
DRAFTING: Representatives of the 32 NFL clubs by telephone communication with their general managers, coaches and scouts.
ROUNDS: Seven Rounds -- Rounds 1 through 3 on Saturday, April 29; and Rounds 4 through 7 on Sunday, April 30.
There will be 255 selections, including 32 compensatory choices that have been awarded to 19 teams which suffered a net loss of certain quality unrestricted free agents last year.
The following 32 compensatory choices will supplement the 223 regular choices in the seven rounds -- Round 3: NY Jets, 33. Round 4: Denver, 33; Pittsburgh, 34; Baltimore, 35; Pittsburgh, 36. Round 5: Green Bay, 33; Baltimore, 34; Pittsburgh, 35; Philadelphia, 36; Tennessee, 37. Round 6: Tampa Bay, 33; Baltimore, 34; Philadelphia, 35; New England, 36; New England, 37; Indianapolis, 38; Baltimore, 39. Round 7: Tampa Bay, 33; St. Louis, 34; St. Louis, 35; Tampa Bay, 36; Tennessee, 37; Tennessee, 38; Detroit, 39; Buffalo, 40; Seattle, 41; Washington, 42; Houston, 43; New Orleans, 44; Green Bay, 45; San Francisco, 46; Oakland, 47.
The New York Jets (Nos. 4 and 29) and San Francisco (Nos. 6 and 22) each have two selections in the first round. Atlanta and Washington do not have first-round picks. All other teams have one first-round selection.
TIME LIMITS: Round 1: 15 minutes each team. Round 2: 10 minutes each team. Rounds 3 through 7: Five minutes each team.
PLAYERS AT DRAFT: The following players will be at the draft at Radio City on Saturday: Southern California RB Reggie Bush, Maryland TE Vernon Davis, Virginia T D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Southern California QB Matt Leinart, North Carolina State DE Mario Williams and Texas QB Vince Young.
TELEVISION: NFL Network, for the first time, and ESPN/ESPN2 will televise the draft on both days.
INTERNET: Exclusive coverage and behind-the-scenes features on and on team websites for draft weekend will include: live streaming of Sirius NFL Radio all weekend; Q&As with the six college players in New York: Reggie Bush, Vernon Davis, D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Matt Leinart, Mario Williams and Vince Young; NFL Network coverage and features, including vignettes on the top players; live audio from the draft podium at Radio City; live "Draft Tracker," featuring coverage of each selection; and in-depth coverage from each team website.

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