For the first time in its history, the NFL Draft takes its newfound traveling show to the streets of Nashville, Tennessee. The three-day event kicks off at 8:00 pm ET on Thursday, April 25, and promises to include plenty of drama around the country between pick one and pick 254.

Potential Number One Pick

All eyes will initially be on the Arizona Cardinals, as they possess the first overall pick. First-year head coach Kliff Kingsbury and the Cardinals’ front office could make a major splash by selecting reigning Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray at number one. This could create a ripple effect on the rest of the league, as several teams may be interested in trading for Arizona’s second-year quarterback Josh Rosen. If the Cardinals ultimately decide that Rosen is their quarterback of the future, they may be willing to trade their top pick on draft night.

2019 Draft Class Strengths

While the quarterback position often dominates the talk leading up to the NFL Draft, the strength in this year’s class belongs to the interior defensive lineman and outside pass rushers. Ohio State edge rusher Nick Bosa has been atop several draft boards despite missing most of his final season of college football last fall. Kentucky’s Josh Allen (this year’s Chuck Bednarik Award winner), Florida State’s Brian Burns and Mississippi State’s Montez Sweat are fellow sack machines who could all be selected within the top 15.

On the inside, two former Outland Trophy winners look to crack the top 10. Alabama’s Quinnen Williams, the 2018 winner, looks to be the first defensive tackle selected in 2019. Houston standout Ed Oliver, who won the annual award given to the country’s best interior defensive lineman in 2017, was a first-team All-American in all three of his collegiate seasons.

It should come as no surprise to college football fans that the defending champion Clemson Tigers boast the most defensive lineman prospects in this year’s NFL Draft. Dexter Lawrence and Christian Wilkins project as two of the top DTs to be selected, DE Clelin Ferrell is a top talent and fellow end Austin Bryant helped form a starting line that combined for 56.5 tackles for a loss and 27 sacks in 2018. Lawrence, Wilkins and Ferrell may all be first-round picks in Nashville.

Which QBs Will Go In The First Round?

The quarterbacks always seem to grab most of the attention on draft weekend and it starts with Murray. The former Oklahoma signal-caller had an incredible season in his lone year as a starter in Norman, amassing over 4,000 yards passing and another 1,000 yards rushing. Scouts can critique his 5-ft. 10-in. frame, but his production speaks for itself as he continues to climb up draft boards.

Former Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins threw for 4,831 yards and 50 touchdown passes in his only year as a starter in 2018 and Missouri’s Drew Lock tossed for more than 12,000 yards and 99 career touchdowns in four SEC seasons. Both standouts hope to hear their names called on Thursday night’s first round. Former Duke QB Daniel Jones looks to sneak into round one after three solid seasons starting for the Blue Devils.

The question surrounding the quarterbacks is which teams will ultimately choose to take these promising players in the first round. Will the Cardinals draft Murray and trade Rosen? Will the Giants draft a QB if all of them are available at the sixth pick? Will the Broncos finally find their franchise signal-caller at number 10? Do the defending champion New England Patriots have a replacement for Tom Brady lined up in this draft? These questions and more will make for plenty of theater in Tennessee.

The Biggest Show In Music City

New York had been the exclusive home city of the NFL Draft from 1964–2014 until Chicago hosted in 2015 and 2016. Philadelphia hosted in 2017 and Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, was the site of the draft last year.

Downtown Nashville will be at the center of this year’s festivities, as a stage will be set up at the end of lower Broadway. Fans can attend all three days of the NFL Draft free of charge and can claim their spots on a first come, first serve basis. The league also plans to set up their NFL Draft Experience next to Nissan Stadium (home of the Tennessee Titans) where an array of interactive games, food trucks and live music will be featured for the delight of all fans.

Only the first round will be selected on April 25. The second and third round will be on Friday, April 26, beginning at 7:00 pm ET and rounds 4-7 will commence at 12:00 pm ET on Saturday, April 27. NFL Network and ESPN will have coverage of all three days.