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Primer: 2014 NFL Draft

The hype and pageantry of the league’s premier offseason event will officially be on full display Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; A general view of the NFL shield logo and main stage before the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; A general view of the NFL shield logo and main stage before the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Thirty draft prospects with hopes of being a 2014 NFL Draft first-round pick are scheduled to be in attendance.

Among the players headlining the group are Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel; Missouri defensive end Kony Ealy; Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins; and Alabama free safety HaSean “Ha Ha” Clinton-Dix and linebacker C.J. Mosley.

The draft will broadcast live on the NFL Network and ESPN throughout the three-day event. The NFL Network will have a camera in 16 draft rooms around the league, including the Kansas City Chiefs.

The first round is scheduled Thursday at 7 p.m. CT. Each team has 10 minutes to make a selection or engineer a trade in their respective slot.

Friday brings Day Two, scheduled for 6 p.m. CT, where teams  have seven minutes for the second round, and then five minutes for the third round.

Saturday concludes the draft, with air time scheduled for 11 a.m. CT, and teams have five minutes to make a selection in each of the final four rounds.

The Chiefs enter the 2014 NFL Draft with the following draft slots:

ROUND

SELECTION

1

23

2

No second-round pick as part of Alex Smith trade

3

87

4

124

5

163

6

193 (from Dallas in Edgar Jones trade)

6

200

7

No seventh-round pick as part of Jones trade

Meanwhile, the NFLPA in coordination with Google will be hosting a live three-day Google+ #MyDraftDay Hangout with 20 draft prospects throughout the draft, the NFLPA announced Tuesday.

Participants include Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr, Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks, among others.

The NFLPA online event can be viewed publicly at YouTube.com/NFLPlayers or the individual player’s Google+ page, according to an NFLPA press release. Fans interested in specific players are encouraged to check the #MyDraftDay tab on YouTube.com for scheduled times.