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Just the facts: Bears draft information

Here's everything you need to know about the NFL Draft and more:

Q: What time does the draft start each day?
A: The first round will be held Thursday beginning at 7 p.m. (CT). The second and third rounds will take place Friday starting at 6 p.m. And Rounds 4-7 will be conducted Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.

Q: How long do teams have to make their picks?
A: The time limit is 10 minutes for Round 1, seven minutes for Round 2, five minutes for Rounds 3-6 and four minutes for Round 7. Here's how long each round took last year in hours and minutes: Round 1 (3:29), Round 2 (2:22), Round 3 (1:39), Round 4 (1:51), Round 5 (1:37), Round 6 (1:53) and Round 7 (1:14).

Q: How many picks do the Bears have?
A: The Bears have seven draft picks. They have their own selection in each round except the sixth, which they traded to the Texans in exchange for tight end Khari Lee at the start of the 2015 season. They have an additional fourth-round pick they acquired from the Jets last year when they traded down in the second round before choosing offensive lineman Cody Whitehair. Their picks are Nos. 3, 36, 67, 111, 117, 147 and 221.

Q: Who are the Bears going to pick at No. 3?
A: Unfortunately, I'm not privy to that information (they don't allow me anywhere near the draft room). But I can tell you that according to a compilation of more than 100 mock drafts by SB Nation, the most popular predictions by analysts for the Bears at No. 3 are LSU safety Jamal Adams (32 percent), Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore (24.3), Stanford defensive end Solomon Thomas (16.5), Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen (14.6) and Ohio State safety Malik Hooker (5.8).

Q: When was the last time the Bears picked this high in the draft?
A: The Bears haven't had a pick this high since 1972 when they selected Southern Illinois tackle Lionel Antoine at No. 3. The only other players the Bears have chosen with the third overall pick are Stanford fullback Norm Standlee in 1941, Florida running back Chuck Hunsinger in 1950 and Illinois middle linebacker Dick Butkus in 1965.

Q: How many years in a row have the Bears had a top-10 pick?
A: Barring a trade, the Bears will pick in the top 10 for the third straight year, their longest stretch since they were in the top 10 for five consecutive seasons from 1972-76. The Bears chose West Virginia receiver Kevin White at No. 7 in 2015 and Georgia outside linebacker Leonard Floyd at No. 9 last year after trading up with the Buccaneers from No. 11.

Q: How many trades did Ryan Pace make in his first two drafts as Bears general manager?
A: Pace pulled the trigger on four deals last year after not making any in 2015. The Bears traded up for Floyd in Round 1 and linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski in Round 4 and moved down twice in Round 2 before selecting Whitehair.

Q: Where's the best place to follow the draft?
A: The draft will be televised on ESPN and NFL Network and streamed on Now and Watch ESPN. But if you're a Bears fan, the best place to follow along is the official Bears website and Bears App. Our coverage will include all the latest news, live press conferences, highlights, photo galleries, prospect bios and behind-the-scenes content only available on official Bears platforms.

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