PHILADELPHIA - The stage is set and 97.3 ESPN FM is perched outside the Philadelphia Art Museum, site of the 2017 NFL Draft broadcasting The Sports Bash LIVE from 2-6 p.m. Mike Gill, Pete Thompson, Scott Grayson and John McMullen are discussing it in detail. Keep it tuned to 97.3 for live draft coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m.

NFL Draft Red Carpet just outside the Philadelphia Art Museum

The City of Philadelphia is showing off nicely for the event, helped by a beautiful day from Mother Nature. The NFL Experience opened at noon providing fans the opportunity to get interactive with the game. They can kick a field goal, complete some passes, take a picture with the Vince Lombardi Trophy as well as many more activities.


View from the NFL Draft stage overlooking the Ben Franklin Parkway

Draft prospects will begin arriving around 5 p.m. They will walk the red carpet marking their final appearance before the selection process begins. The Draft will take place tonight in an open-air theater on the steps of the Art Museum overlooking the Ben Franklin Parkway and the skyline of Philadelphia. Draft prospects will be sitting backstage in the Green Room waiting to hear their name called.

NFL Draft Green Room where prospects will wait to hear their name called

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will announce the first pick shortly after 8 p.m. The Philadelphia Eagles will make the 14th overall pick. The First Round of the Draft is set for tonight. Rounds two and three will take place tomorrow night. The Draft will conclude rounds four through seven on Saturday.