Are you ready for the draft? You should be. From the moment the season ended, it's been the most talked about and anticipated event in the offseason.
They call it the offseason Super Bowl for good reason. Though in some ways it's even bigger because unlike the Super Bowl, this event every team participates and everyone comes out feeling like they set themselves up to make a run at the actual Super Bowl.
The Raiders currently have eight picks in this draft. They have one in each round and an additional pick at the tail end of the 7th round for a trade they made the the Seattle Seahawks last year that sent Dewey McDonald on over.
On a side note, many are hoping that pick gets sent back to Seattle in a trade for Marshawn Lynch.
Both ESPN and NFL Network will be covering the event live, so you get to choose which crew you like best or which you can stand for the considerable hours it takes for the draft to take place.
This year the draft takes place in Philadelphia PA.
Complete NFL draft schedule
All times Pacific
Thursday, April 27 — Round 1
Time: 5 p.m. (8pm ET)
Time between picks: 10 minutes
Raiders pick: 24 overall
TV: ESPN, NFL Network
Friday, April 28 -- Rounds 2-3
Time: 4 p.m. (7pm ET)
Time between picks: Round 2 is 7 minutes for round 2, Round 3 is 5 minutes, Comp picks 4 minutes
Round 2, pick 56
Round 3, pick 88
TV: NFL Network, ESPN (4-5pm), ESPN2 (5-8:30pm)
Saturday, April 29 — Rounds 4-7
Time: 9 a.m. (Noon ET)
Time between picks: Rounds 4-6 are 5 minutes, Round 7 is 4 minutes, all comp picks are 4 minutes.
Round 4, pick 129
Round 5, pick 168
Round 6, pick 208
Round 7, pick 242
Round 7, pick 244*
*Acquired in trade with Seattle for safety Dewey McDonald
TV: NFL Network, ESPN