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2016 NFL Draft: TV schedule, draft order, draft party, time and more

It is today and it the wait is finally over.

Draft day is here. The 2016 NFL Draft is tonight and the Los Angeles are on the clock. They are presumed to select California QB Jared Goff first overall. The Philadelphia Eagles are them expected to take North Dakota State signal caller Carson Wentz.

After that, who knows?

The Arizona Cardinals have the 29th or the 30th pick, depending on where you look. Official NFL stuff has then listed as having the 30th pick. However, the New England Patriots have forfeited their first round pick, so technically it is the 29th pick. In any case, they will make the 29th player selection announcement.

Will you be watching?

Teams have 10 minutes to get their pick in for the first round. In the second, they have seven minute. That number drops to five minutes in the third round. Then, on Day 3, from rounds 4-7, teams get four minutes to turn in their draft card.

Every year, there are surprises. Players go much higher than expected. Other fall further than believed. There can be trades. There are perceived reaches.

Are you ready for them all?

Oh. if you are going to go to the draft party at University of Phoenix Stadium, here is the info you need as well

How to Watch the 2016 NFL Draft

Round 1

Date: Thurs., April 28

Time: 8 p.m. ET

TV: NFL Network, ESPN

Rounds 2-3

Date: Fri., April 29

Time: 7 p.m. ET

TV: NFL Network, ESPN

Rounds 4-7

Date: Sat., April 30

Time: 12 p.m. ET

TV: NFL Network, ESPN

Cardinals NFL Draft party:

The Cardinals 2016 NFL Draft Party presented by Arizona Ford Dealers will take place on Thursday, April 28 on the Great Lawn at University of Phoenix Stadium from 4:30-9:00 p.m.

Admission and parking are both free. The Great Lawn opens at 4:30 p.m. and the draft begins at 5:00 p.m.

Fans can meet Cardinals players and coaches, team mascot Big Red and have the first opportunity to see the 2016 Cardinals Cheerleaders while watching live NFL Network coverage of the draft on giant video boards.

A special post-draft fireworks show will conclude the party following the completion of the first round.

Some of the other activities for fans offered at the draft party include:

  • Kid's Interactive Zone featuring combine activities and inflatables
  • Autographs: Cardinals players, coaches and cheerleaders will sign autographs and pose for pictures
  • Entertainment options include a 200-foot zipline along with face painters and balloon artists for guests to enjoy
  • Big Red Siren: Fans can take their picture on the Cardinals "Big Red Siren"
  • Jr. Cheer Mini-Clinic: Girls ages 5-14 can take part in a free Jr. Cheer mini-clinic taught by members of the Cardinals Cheerleaders