When Does the Draft Starts? Different times on different days!
Round 1: Thursday, April 30, 8 p.m. ET
Round 2: Friday, May 1, 7 p.m. ET
Round 3: Saturday, May 2, noon ET
What Channel Is the Draft On? Two of them, actually! You can either watch on ESPN (Round 1 coverage led by Chris Berman, Jon Gruden, Mel Kiper, Jr., and Louis Riddick, replacing Ray Lewis) or on NFL Network (Rich Eisen, Mike Mayock, Steve Mariucci and Stanford coach David Shaw will handle main desk duties).
Can you watch the NFL Draft online? You sure can! That’s accessible either through the Watch ESPN app (you’ll need a cable provider login) or NFL Mobile (also needs a cable provider login).
How about on the radio? Yes! Both Sirius XM and ESPN Radio will be carrying live draft coverage.
Wait, the draft is in Chicago? Right! The NFL decided to ditch New York City for Sweet Home Chicago (you will hate that song by 8:05 p.m. ET on Thursday). This year things will be much crazier, i.e. not just Roger Goodell on stage bro-hugging dudes at Radio City Music Hall. The NFL is making it a spectacle and a fan fest and there will be so very many cutaways to different Chicago scenes and desks and things. There will be INTERNATIONAL PICKS on Saturday. Buckle your seatbelt already, people.