What time does NFL Draft Round 1 end?

2022 NFL Draft - Round 1
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The first round of the 2023 NFL Draft should be filled with excitement, but what time does the opening night end?

For passionate NFL fans, the first round of the draft is among the most exciting days of the entire year. It's a time when 32 (this year 31) of the top college prospects find out which NFL teams they will be playing for.

This year, as many as four quarterbacks could go inside the top 10 of the first round.

Alabama's Bryce Young, Ohio State's C.J. Stroud, Florida's Anthony Richardson, and Kentucky's Will Levis shouldn't have to wait long before they find out where they will be playing at the start of their NFL careers.

What time does the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft end?

The opening night of the 2023 NFL Draft will begin at 7 p.m. CT, with each team having 10 minutes on the clock to make their selection. The first round is expected to end around 10:30 p.m. CT, with the Kansas City Chiefs scheduled to make the final pick, barring a trade.

While Bryce Young will likely go first overall to the Carolina Panthers, the picks beyond No. 1 overall will be interesting. Where will the top quarterback prospects go? Will any team trade high enough to land one of the quarterbacks in the top 10?

Which positions could the Green Bay Packers look to strengthen early in the draft?

With the No. 13 pick they received in the Aaron Rodgers trade, the Packers are positioned to land one of the top prospects in the class. They could stay at their current position or look to make a trade.

Options to help Jordan Love include an offensive tackle like Ohio State's Paris Johnson Jr. or Georgia's Broderick Jones, or a wide receiver like Ohio State's Jaxon Smith-Njigba.