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Ultimate Steelers fan guide to the 2019 NFL Draft

How to watch, time, TV schedule, radio,streaming options, NFL draft order, Steelers selections, pre-draft visitors, pro days attended, pre-draft player interest and Steelers draft history.

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The 2019 NFL Draft is almost upon us and we have complied all the information you will need to know in one place to help you keep up with the annual selection process. Set to begin on Thursday, April 25 at 8 p.m. ET, the three day event will be held in Nashville this year, with the Arizona Cardinals effectively already on the clock.

A total of 254 picks will be made through seven rounds, as per the following schedule:

Round 1:

Each team is allowed 10 minutes to make their selection.

Iconic former Pittsburgh defensive lineman Joe Greene will announce the Steelers first-round selection.

Round 2-3:

Each team is allowed seven minutes to make their selection in round 2 and just five minutes for their pick in round 3.

Former Pittsburgh wide receiver Santonio Holmes will announce the Steelers second-round draft pick and former defensive end Brett Keisel will announce their third-round picks.

Round 4-7:

Each team is allowed five minutes to make their selection in rounds 3-6 and just four minutes for their pick in round 7.

2019 NFL Draft Order:

The New England Patriots and New York Giants currently have the most selections in 2019 with 12 each, closely followed by the Cincinnati Bengals (11) and Pittsburgh Steelers (10). No team has less picks than the five selections the Seattle Seahawks hold, even after their trade of defensive end Frank Clark to the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday, a feat also matched by the Chicago Bears.

The Bears are also one of five teams without a first-round selection this year, along with the Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Cleveland Browns and Chiefs. The Oakland Raiders, Green Bay Packers, Seahawks and Giants are the only teams with multiple picks in round one.

Steelers draft picks in each round:

Pittsburgh holds 10 selections heading into the draft after receiving a third and fifth round picks from the Raiders for Antonio Brown and a sixth-round pick from the Cardinals for Marcus Gilbert this offseason. The Steelers also traded their seventh round selection to the Cleveland Browns as part of a deal for Sammie Coates that saw them receive a sixth round draft pick in 2018.

Their seventh round selection this year comes from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as part of the trade for J.J. Wilcox in 2017. The Steelers extra sixth-round pick (No.175 overall) comes as part of the trade for Ryan Switzer in 2018 that saw them send their 2019 fifth-round pick to Oakland in return. That selection has since been traded by the Raiders to the Buffalo Bills.

Who will the Steelers draft?

The expert opinion appears to be split between Michigan Linebacker Devin Bush, LSU cornerback Greedy Williams and Washington cornerback Byron Murphy in round one at the time of writing. The Steelers have hosted their full allowance of 30 pre-draft visitors over the past month, with Murphy one of the few first-round prospects the team has welcomed to the Steel City this offseason.

Steelers prospect interest and pro days attended

After Kevin Colbert told reporters that the Steelers had met with around 210 players over the past few months at all-star games, the NFL Scouting Combine, their pro day and at team facilities during a press conference on Monday, we can only speculate about many of these names. However, since we have been tracking the Steelers prospects interest back in January, we have still managed to identify over a third of the players the team has met with, based on media reports.

If past history is any guide, it should be expected that Pittsburgh will be selecting at least one linebacker and another wide receiver, based on the trends dating back to 2007.