When Is the NFL Draft 2021? Start times, streaming, Full TV Schedule and How to Watch Live Coverage on ABC.
Wondering where to watch the 2021 NFL Draft? What time is the draft? The 2021 NFL Draft will be presented across ABC, ESPN and NFL Network, April 29, 30 and May 1. The Walt Disney Company's team of veteran hosts, analysts and insiders will present the 2021 NFL Draft live coast-to-coast from Cleveland beginning Thursday, April 29, at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT on ESPN, ABC, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio, all available on the ESPN App. In addition, the event will be televised on NFL Network presented by Verizon and streamed live through NFL digital properties. Be sure to watch on the ABC app from your smartphone and tablet (iOS and Android), computer on ABC.com and connected devices (Roku, AppleTV and Amazon Fire TV). Access everything you need to know about the 2021 NFL Draft here and see the full 2021 NFL Draft schedule below.
NFL Draft Schedule (April 29, 30 & May 1)
- Thursday, April 29 (8:00-11:30 p.m. EDT): NFL Draft, Round 1 – ABC, ABC App, ESPN, ESPN App, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, NFL Network
- Friday, April 30 (7:00-11:30 p.m.): NFL Draft, Rounds 2 and 3 – ABC, ABC App, ESPN/ESPN2, ESPN App, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, NFL Network
- Saturday, May 1 (12:00-7:00 p.m.): NFL Draft, Rounds 4–7 – ABC (ESPN simulcast), ABC App, ESPN App, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, NFL Network
For the third consecutive year, ESPN and ABC will provide distinct prime-time presentations on days 1 and 2. ESPN will again offer the traditional draft telecast—a combination of X's and O's analysis, player highlights and storytelling—while ABC, featuring the eleven-time Sports Emmy Award-winning "College GameDay Built by The Home Depot" crew, will cover the event with an emphasis on the individual journeys of NFL Draft prospects.
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