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How to watch the 2021 NFL Draft: television, streaming, time

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The 2021 NFL Draft is upon us and for the second year in a row, it’s taking place during a global pandemic. While the NFL skipped the festivities last year, opting for a fully virtual selection meeting, this year there is an in-person event in Cleveland, OH. The virtual event streamlined a lot of the telecast, so it’s back to normal in 2021.

Round 1 kicks off at 8:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 29. It’s being broadcast on ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network and streamed live on a multitude of streaming services, including FuboTV.

The event kicks off at 6:00 p.m. EDT on NFL Network with a live red carpet featuring NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, an assortment of players who accepted invitations to attend the live event, and other guests.

Friday and Saturday will feature later rounds of the draft and also be broadcast on the same networks.

Thursday, April 29

8:00 p.m. EDT on ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network and FuboTV.

Friday, April 30

7:00 p.m. EDT on ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network and FuboTV.

Saturday, May 1

12:00 p.m. EDT on ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network and FuboTV.


For a complete and updated list of the 2021 NFL Draft order and selections, Wikipedia is all over it.