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NFL Draft is One Week Away
NFL Draft is One Week Away

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The NFL Draft begins with the first round taking place on Thursday, April 28th.  Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio, general manager Gene Smith and director of player personnel Terry McDonough met with the media today to discuss the upcoming draft.

The Jaguars will have a total of seven picks in the NFL Draft including the 16th overall pick in the first round which will begin at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 28th.  Rounds two and three will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29th, and the fourth through seventh rounds will take place on Saturday, April 30th beginning at noon.

There are two events during the draft that fans can get involved in.  The first is the Bud Light Draft Party at the Markets at Town Center.  More specifically, this event will be held on Thursday, April 28th between SUITE and Whisky River at the St. Johns Town Center.

Admission is free for this party which begins at 6:30 p.m.  Jaxson de Ville and the Jax Pack will appear at 7:20 p.m.  The D-Line will perform at 7:25 p.m.  The ROAR will perform at 7:35 p.m. and Tony Boselli will address fans at 7:45 p.m.  The draft will begin at 8:00 p.m. and it will be shown live on a large LED screen.  Former Jaguars players will be on hand to sign autographs, and the approximate time for the Jaguars' first round pick (#16 overall) will be at 10:00 p.m.

The Team Teal Draft Fest will take place on Saturday, April 30th in the Pepsi Cabanas at EverBank Field.  Team Teal members will have the opportunity to meet alumni players, ROAR cheerleaders, Jaxson de Ville, and possibly the Jaguars' first round pick.

There will also be a live band, interactive games, face painting, and performances by the D-Line.  Complimentary lunch and soft drinks will be provided and discounted merchandise will be available.

The deadline to RSVP for this event is Monday, April 25th.  All season ticket owners who are not currently members of Team Teal should visit to become a member today.  Those who join by April 25th will receive an exclusive invitation to the Team Teal Draft Fest.

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