WHAT: 76th Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting.
WHERE: Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Avenue of the Americas, New York City (Between 50th and 51st Streets).
WHEN: 8 p.m. ET, Thursday, April 28 (Round 1); 6 p.m. ET, Friday, April 29 (Rounds 2-3); and 12 p.m. ET, Saturday, April 30 (Rounds 4-7).
The first round will conclude on Thursday by approximately 11:30 p.m. ET. In 2010, the first round consumed three hours and 28 minutes. The second and third rounds will conclude on Friday by approximately 10:15 p.m. ET. The second and third rounds took four hours and six minutes in 2010. The draft will conclude at approximately 7:15 p.m. ET on Saturday with the final four rounds. Rounds 4 through 7 lasted seven hours and eight minutes in 2010.
DRAFTING: Representatives of the 32 NFL clubs by telephone communication with their general managers, coaches and scouts.
ROUNDS: Seven Rounds - Round 1 on Thursday, April 28; Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday, April 29; and Rounds 4 through 7 on Saturday, April 30.
There will be 254 selections, including 32 compensatory choices that have been awarded to 16 teams that suffered a net loss of certain quality unrestricted free agents last year.
The following 32 compensatory choices will supplement the 222 regular choices in the seven rounds. Round 3: Carolina - 33. Round 4: Tennessee - 33, Green Bay - 34. Round 5: Baltimore - 33, Baltimore - 34. Round 6: New York Giants - 33, Kansas City - 34, Minnesota - 35, San Diego - 36, New York Giants - 37, Carolina - 38. Round 7: San Diego - 33, Miami - 34, Minnesota - 35, Philadelphia - 36, Tampa Bay - 37, San Francisco - 38, Philadelphia - 39, Oakland - 40, Seattle - 41, New Orleans - 42, Carolina - 43, Buffalo - 44, Cincinnati - 45, Denver - 46, Cleveland - 47, Arizona - 48, San Francisco - 49, Tennessee - 50, Dallas - 51, Washington - 52, Houston - 53.
New England (numbers 17 and 28) has two selections in the first round. Oakland does not have a first-round pick. All other teams have one first-round choice.
BILLS PICKS: Buffalo has nine selections in the draft: first round (3rd overall), second round (34th overall), third round (68th overall), fourth round (100th overall and 122nd overall), fifth round (133rd overall), sixth round (169th overall), seventh round (206th overall and 245th overall)
Buffalo is one of nine teams with nine or more selections in the 2011 Draft which include four selections in the first 100 choices.
TIME LIMITS: Round 1 - 10 minutes per selection. Round 2 - Seven minutes per selection. Rounds 3 through 7 - Five minutes per selection.
TELEVISION: NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN 2 will televise the draft on all three days.