Thursday, April 11, 2013
5 ACC players attending NFL draft
By Heather Dinich
There are only 23 former players attending the NFL draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York this month, and five of them are from the ACC -- including four from Florida State:
- Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina
- EJ Manuel, QB, Florida State
- Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
- Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State
- Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
The only other school able to match Florida State's presence at the draft this year will be BCS national champion Alabama, which also has four former players attending.
Here is the draft schedule:
- Thursday, April 25 (Round 1) 8 p.m. ET
- Friday, April 26 (Rounds 2-3) 6:30 p.m. ET
- Saturday, April 27 (Rounds 4-7) 12 p.m. ET
There are time limits for each selection:
- Round 1: 10 minutes per selection.
- Round 2: Seven minutes per selection.
- Rounds 3 through 7: Five minutes per selection.
NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN 2 will televise the draft on all three days.