The NFL Draft gets underway Thursday at 5 p.m. Here are some links and notes to get you prepared.

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After months of mocks, weeks of workouts and days of deliberation, the NFL draft is finally here.

The first pick will be made shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday, when the first round will be held. Rounds two and three will be held Friday night beginning at 4 p.m., and rounds 4-7 will come on Saturday, beginning at 9 p.m.

The Seahawks currently have nine picks, starting with the 26th overall pick of the first round.

Here are some links and other stuff to get you primed for the big event.

  • Here is the second annual Jayson Jenks/Bob Condotta mock draft (Jayson’s name goes first signifying that he’s more to blame if this doesn’t turn out all that well).
  • Here is my Seahawks-only mock draft which also serves as a good reminder of all of the picks that the Seahawks have. As draft day has neared I realize the odds of them being able to get both Kenny Clark and Germain Ifedi in the first two rounds is really remote. But I’ll stick with the picks I’ve made, which were made as much as anything to serve as  guide for what the Seahawks might be thinking with some of their picks.
  • I also rated the Seahawks’ draft needs.
  • I put together a list of the best and worst players taken with the 26th pick, which is where Seattle is scheduled to draft (though we know how that usually goes).
  • Also, my look at the top five and bottom five draft classes in Seahawks’ history.
  • And from editor extraordinaire Paul Barrett is a compilation of other mock drafts.  A lot of linemen predicted Seattle’s way which inevitably means a running back will be the real pick.
  • also compiled a bunch of mocks.
  • has both a bunch of draft rumors as well as a comprehensive list of pre-draft visits for every team.
  • KJR-AM’s and former NFL personnel guy Tony Softli offers this mock draft.
  • with how to watch the draft if you’re not near one of those TV things.
  • A lot of good stuff on Pro Football Weekly’s NFL draft page.
  •’s draft tracker is also a valuable resource.
  • The man everyone loves to hate, Mel Kiper Jr., gives the Seahawks safety T.J. Green of Clemson in his final mock draft.
  • As The Big Lead notes, the NFL is doing what it can to make you have to watch on TV to get the picks first this year.
  • FieldGulls also offers a Seahawks-only seven-round mock draft.
  • I wrote the Seahawks part of this New York Daily News review of the best and words picks in the history of each franchise.

Finally, here’s a list of all the players who will be in attendance Thursday night. Will one turn out to be the next Seahawk?