PHILADELPHIA (AP) -The NFL on Tuesday cut from 15 minutes to 10 the time between picks in the first round of its draft after a 2007 record round of 6 hours and 8 minutes.
It also moved the starting time of the draft from noon EDT to 3 p.m. and limited the first day to two rounds instead of three.
``We believe this will make for a more streamlined and efficient draft,'' commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement issued during the league owners meetings.
The change also applied to the second round, which will go from 10 minutes to seven between choices for next year's draft, which will be held April 26-27 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
In recent years, teams have often used most of the 15 minutes in the first round, entertaining trade offers or making them.
The time between picks will stay at five minutes for the last five rounds, which will take place on Sunday. That session will start at 10 a.m. instead of 11. Both draft days will be televised by ESPN and the NFL Network.

Top NFL Public Bets

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Patriots' Season Win Total Prediction With Tom Brad suspended for the first four games of the season, are the New England Patriots still a good bet to win over 11 games this...
Thumbnail Panthers 2016 Win Total Prediction Will the Carolina Panthers repeat the success they had a season ago and once again go over their season win total set by oddsmakers?
Thumbnail Bengals, Jaguars set for exhibition shootout For a team expected to take the next step in 2016, the Jaguars have displayed very little punch during the preseason. Does that change in tonight’s...
Thumbnail Chargers vs. Vikings Pick Will the Minnesota Vikings be able to pick up another preseason win when they host the San Diego Chargers at 1PM ET?
Thumbnail Cowboys' 2016 Super Bowl odds drop Quarterback Tony Romo will miss between 6-10 weeks with a back injury and the odds that the Cowboys will win the 2016 Super Bowl have...
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages

Advertisement