The 2008 NFL Draft is underway for the first time in its new format. This year, the draft starts three hours later, selections will be made every 10 minutes in the first round and every 7 minutes in the second round, unlike the 15 and 10 of last year.
Miami had the first pick and had already signed tackle Jake Long from Michigan. The only surprise there is that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the pick immediately and didn't give television all kinds of time to waste.
St. Louis took DE Chris Long out of Virginia with the second pick and Atlanta grabbed Boston College QB Matt Ryan with the third.