Awkward pre-draft press conferences begin

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
Pre-draft press conferences can be some of the most awkward around the NFL.

Teams like GMs and/or coaches to provide some fodder for reporters, and we want to hear from them. But their objective at the podium or table is typically to offer little real information or even to put a last bit of misdirection in the air.

The Jaguars just wrapped up their pre-draft press conference Tuesday afternoon, and we expect to be able to get a taste of what general manager Gene Smith, coach Jack Del Rio and director of player personnel Terry McDonough had to say later on.

Here's when you can expect to hear from the rest of the division:

  • Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith will talk Wednesday at 2:30 ET, and you can see it live at houstontexans.com.

  • Tennessee Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt, national supervisor of college scouting C.O. Brocato, director of college scouting Mike Ackerley and scouting coordinator Blake Beddingfield will talk Thursday at 2 p.m. ET.

  • Indianapolis Colts president Bill Polian will talk with local press at 2 ET Friday.

We'll do our best to sort through those press conferences and hit any highlights.