The 82nd NFL Draft kicks off Thursday evening in Philadelphia on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Jacksonville Jaguars enter the draft with eight picks, including the fourth-overall selection. Jaguars fans can celebrate the newest additions to the team all week long beginning with Thursday night's Bud Light Draft Show at EverBank Field and continuing with comprehensive coverage across Jaguars.com and Jaguars digital platforms, CBS47, FOX30 and 1010XL Radio. This year's draft will also feature three former Jaguars assisting with the announcement of draft selections in Philadelphia, London and locally in Northeast Florida.
Thousands of Jaguars fans will converge at EverBank Field Thursday night from 6 to 10 p.m. for the Bud Light Draft Show presented by PRI Productions, the largest draft party in Jacksonville. A live show featuring player interviews and expert analysis will commence at 6 p.m. and will be broadcast on the world's largest video boards. The Jaguars' new media partner, Action News Jax, will kick off its in-depth coverage beginning at 7 p.m. on WJAX CBS-47, and will feature behind-the-scenes access from Philadelphia and interviews inside EverBank Field. Fans can then watch NFL Network coverage of the first round of the NFL Draft at 8 p.m. on the video boards.
The free fan event will feature player and alumni autograph opportunities, a chance to meet THE ROAR and Jaxson de Ville and special draft day merchandise and concessions for all guests. Free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in Lots A, E, G, J, M, N, R, W, XX, Y, Z, Maxwell House and Tailgaters. Entry to the event will be accessible though Gates 2 and Games 3. Admission to the show is free, but registration is required at www.jaguars.com/2017draft.
Friday in Philly
Two Jaguars alumni are headed to Philadelphia as representatives of the NFL Legends Community to announce Jacksonville's selections in rounds two and three. Jacksonville's second-round selection (35th overall) will be announced by Pride of the Jaguars member Tony Boselli, who was the Jaguars' first-ever college draft choice in the first round in 1995. Former K Josh Scobee, a 2004 Jaguars draft pick and the franchise's all-time leading scorer with 1,022 career points, will announce the Jaguars' third-round pick (68th overall).
From the Green to the Gridiron
Day 3 of the NFL Draft annually features round-by-round picks from unique locations around the country and across the globe. The Jaguars' fourth- and sixth-round selections will be broadcast live from the world-famous Island Green on No. 17 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., home to THE PLAYERS Championship.
The fourth-round selection (110th overall) will be announced by Jaguars fan Margaretta Regalado, who won this year's "You Make the Pick" sweepstakes presented by P&G. Joining her is Pride of the Jaguars inductee QB Mark Brunell, who holds four franchise passing records including passing yards, pass attempts, pass completions and touchdown passes. Alongside current LB Telvin Smith, 25 kids from the Boys & Girls Club of NE Florida NFL Flag Football League will announce the sixth-round selection (187th overall) from TPC Sawgrass.
London will once again play a starring role in the 2017 NFL Draft as the only city outside the United States to broadcast a draft pick announcement. Former Jaguars TE Kyle Brady, who appeared in 120 games from 1999-2006 and totaled 241 receptions for 2,500 receiving yards, will announce the Jaguars' fifth- and seventh-round picks from the United Kingdom alongside Charlotte Johnson, the Jaguars UK winner of the "You Make the Pick" sweepstakes presented by Visit Florida. The Jaguars have committed to playing one home game each year in London through 2020 and will play the Baltimore Ravens on Sept. 24, 2017 at Wembley Stadium.
Jaguars.com Goes Behind-the-Scenes
Jaguars.com will present exclusive digital coverage of the NFL Draft with Jaguars Senior Correspondent Brian Sexton reporting from Philadelphia and Reporter J.P Shadrick, Senior Writer John Oehser and Sexton providing instant analysis throughout the weekend. Sexton will speak to the team's first-round selection in Philadelphia and Jaguars.com will provide coverage of the fourth-overall pick's arrival in Jacksonville on Friday. His introductory press conference will be streamed live on Jaguars.com and Facebook Live. Fans can also take a look inside the Jaguars war room on the team's website, providing fans with an inside look into the draft process, and Jaguars.com cameras will capture Jaguars personnel informing the first-round pick of the team's selection.
Draft Coverage on the Move
1010XL will provide exclusive Jaguars radio coverage throughout draft weekend. The Frank Frangie Show will broadcast live on Thursday, April 27 from FanDuelVille at EverBank Field from 3 to 6 p.m. Frangie will be joined by former Jaguars Jeff Lageman and Boselli for Jaguars Thursday: Draft Edition from 6 to 10 p.m. Jaguars executives and the team's first-round pick are expected to join the show throughout the day.
Fans interacting on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are encouraged to use the hashtag #JAXDraft17.