The NFL Draft kicked off Thursday at 8 p.m. from Radio City Music Hall.
The draft has become a major media event over the years, as football fans tune in to see who their favorite team will select from the country's college football talent pool. It's a three day affair, with selections going into Saturday.
But it's during Thursday night's first round, when the college football elite are selected, that headlines are made. Choices can make or break a team for years to come.
The Kansas City Chiefs have this year’s first overall selection.
“This draft is seen as fairly deep, but not at the top, not really excellent,” said NPR’s Mike Pesca. “There aren’t those franchise quarterbacks.”
Listen to WNYC's Janet Babin’s full conversation with Mike Pesca above.