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2012 NFL Draft: Start Time, TV Schedule And More

The 2012 NFL Draft is quite important for the Minnesota Vikings considering they have the third overall pick and, as it stands Thursday morning, the first decision to make considering the Indianapolis Colts plan to take Andrew Luck and the Washington Redskins are expected to follow that selection up with Robert Griffin III.

The choice for the Vikings seems to be down to Matt Kalil, Morris Claiborne or trading back, but the decision between those three options likely won't happen until the the draft starts on Thursday night. Knowing that, it probably makes sense to answer the question "What time does the 2012 NFL Draft start?"

The Draft will begin at 7 p.m. Central Time on ESPN and will continue until the first round is complete. The second and third rounds will start at 6 p.m. on Friday night and then everything will wrap up beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning. The NFL Network will also have full coverage, though that was likely expected for everyone interested enough to check out what time the NFL Draft starts.

Get even more 2012 NFL Draft coverage, scouting reports, teams needs, etc. at Mocking the Draft. For more Vikings coverage, check out Daily Norseman. Be sure to visit SB Nation's NFL hub for the broader view.

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