NFL Draft Live Stream: You can live stream the NFL draft April 23-25 on a computer and on mobile phones across NFL.com, ESPN, and ABC properties. A cable subscription is required. This website will guide you on how to watch on all devices.
The 2020 NFL Draft gets underway tonight, representing the first major sporting event held in over a month due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fans from around the league will get to experience a glimmer of hope on the horizon as their teams look to draft players who could eventually become franchise players. The highly anticipated event will kick off Thursday and run through Saturday, but this year there’s a twist.
The NFL will hold a fully virtual draft that will serve as a fundraiser benefiting six charities that are battling the spread of COVID-19 and delivering relief to millions in need.
Teams will orchestrate the draft from their homes, communicating through several virtual platforms (Zoom, Skype) in order to make their selections. Each team’s designated drafter will be logged in to the league’s Microsoft Teams private and encrypted draft channel and will make the pick through the portal. For a backup plan, a team can call the league’s vice president of player personnel, Ken Fiore, and make the pick that way. There is also a muted conference call where the club official can unmute his/her line and announce the selection to the league.
While the draft selection process will be different, the format remains the same. The time allotted to select picks won’t change: 10 minutes in Round 1, seven minutes in Rounds 2 and 3, and five minutes in Rounds 4 through 7.
ESPN and NFL Network will simulcast all rounds, while ABC will have its own version of the prime-time telecast for Rounds 1-3 on Thursday and Friday. ABC will simulcast the final day of the draft with ESPN and NFL Network (Rounds 4-7). The draft telecasts will originate from ESPN’s Bristol, Connecticut, studios and a majority of the analysts and reporters will contribute from at-home studios.
When is the 2020 NFL Draft?
The NFL Draft 2020 will begin on Thursday, April 23, and end on Saturday, April 25. The first round will take place on Thursday with rounds two and three airing on Friday. The last four rounds will happen on Saturday.
What time does the NFL Draft start?
The first round of the NFL Draft will start live at 8:00 p.m. and go until approximately 11:30 p.m. ET. Friday’s TV coverage of the NFL Draft will start at 7:00 p.m. ET while Saturdays will begin at 12:00 p.m. ET.
How to watch the NFL Draft live?
ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network will air all seven rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft. ESPN and NFL Network are joining forces for the draft broadcast, using combined resources to offer a singular presentation across both networks. ABC will offer its own unique broadcast for the first three rounds.
Where can I live stream the NFL Draft?
In addition to ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network airing the draft live on broadcast TV, you can live stream the Draft on the WatchESPN app or the NFL Mobile app. You can also use streaming services such as Sling TV or YouTube TV. Click here for more TV and live streaming options.
Where will the NFL Draft take place?
Originally scheduled to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada to coincide with the Las Vegas Raiders’ arrival in the city, the NFL Draft 2020 will now be held remotely due to COVID-19. Commissioner Roger Goodell will announce the names of this year’s first-round draft picks from his home in New York. In addition, NFL teams will make their selections from home, making this year’s show a fully virtual draft. The players will also be at home, with cameras being sent to 58 of the top prospects to capture their reaction. Television coverage will be based out of ESPN’s studios in Bristol, Connecticut.
2020 NFL Mock Draft
Click here for Peter King’s NFL mock draft and here for Mike Florio’s 2020 PFT mock draft, where QB Joe Burrow from LSU goes to the Cincinnati Bengals as the number one overall pick in 2020. Check out the full draft order here, plus mock drafts, rankings, and more draft coverage at Rotoworld.com. For first-round rumors of what teams might do
NFL Draft TV Channel 2020
Thursday, April 23 (8-11:30 p.m. ET)
Round 1: ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio
Friday, April 24 (7-11:30 p.m. ET)
Rounds 2-3: ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio
Saturday, April 25 (12-7 p.m. ET)
Rounds 4-7: ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio
NFL Draft Live Stream 2020
FuboTV (try for free)
You can also catch live coverage on CBS Sports HQ and CBSSports.com, where we’ll accompany our draft trackers with grades on each and every pick as they’re made.
Live coverage: CBS Sports HQ