The NFL draft may not have the Super Bowl side or the expectation leading up to week 1, but for serious football fans, it is the main day of low season.
The draft order is set and starts with the Arizona Cardinals on the watch. Will the less than electric Kyler Murray be the first overall pick? Where will Dwayne Haskins, Drew Lock and the other quarterback prospects land? What will Jon Gruden and Oakland (soon Las Vegas) Raiders do with their first three rounds? Where does D.K. Metcalf and all his muscles end up? Is it possible that after years and years of high first round picks – if not the top choice – will Cleveland Browns not make a single choice in the first round?
These questions and more will be answered this week during the three-day spectacle that is the NFL draft. Here's how to see all the choices made.
When is the draft?
The NFL draft takes place over three days. Here is the schedule:
- Round 1: Thursday, April 25, 8 p.m. ET
- Round 2-3: Friday 26 April at 7 ET
- Round 4-7: Saturday, April 27 at 12 ET
What is the order of the draft picks?
After the Arizona Cardinals, the San Francisco 49ers will choose, followed by New York Jets, Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. For the latest draft order information and to find out where your team's choice comes in the draft, check out CBS Sports NFL Draft coverage.
Where's the draft?
Having held the draft this year at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, the draft has been in motion lately. This year, it will take place in Nashville, Tennessee.
How can I see the draft live?
Watch live for free: This year ABC will air all three days of the draft. If you have aconnected to your TV and get your local ABC station, you can watch for free.
Live updates and analysis for free: If you want to stay on top of the draft when it plays, insert CBS Sports HQ (note that CBS owns CNET) for continuous coverage starting at 19.00. ET Thursday. Preview starts with host Danny Kanell and Raja Bell at 10 AM on Thursday.
Subscription Options: The same ABC telecast will also live on ESPN, ESPN2 and NFL Network. There is also a live streaming on the WatchESPN app or the NFL Mobile app (or ESPN.com or NFL.com). An attempt: You have to prove that you have a TV subscription (usually from a cable or satellite provider) that contains the ESPN or the NFL network to be able to watch live on either app.
Cable network cutters have a number of options for viewing the draft via a live television service detailed below.
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Sling TV ($ 25)
Sling TV does not have ABC, but the $ 25 monthly plan includes ESPN and ESPN2 and the $ 25 one-month Blue plan includes the NFL Network. You can combine Orange and Blue plans together for $ 40 to increase your display options. (Plans are currently discounted by 40 percent over the first three months.)
Watch Sling TV
PlayStation Vue ($ 45)
PlayStation's $ 45 monthly action program includes ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2, and its $ 50 monthly Core plan adds the NFL Network. You can see if a live stream of ABC is available in your area here.
Watch PlayStation Vue
Hulu with Live TV ($ 45)
Hulu with Live TV costs $ 45 per month and includes ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 but not the NFL Network. Click on the "Show all channels in your area" link on their welcome page to see if you get a live stream of ABC in your zip code.
Watch Hulu with Live TV
FuboTV ($ 45)
FuboTV costs $ 45 per month and includes NFL networks but not ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.
YouTube TV ($ 50)
YouTube TV costs $ 50 per month and includes ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 but not NFL Network. Plug in your zip code on their welcome page to see if there is a live stream of ABC in your area.
Watch YouTube TV
DirecTV Now ($ 50)
DirecTV Now is the basic $ 50 per month Plus package includes ABC, ESPN and ESPN2. Neither the Plus nor the Max plan contain the NFL Network.You can use their channel search tool to see if a live flow of ABC is available where you live.
Look at DirecTV Now
All live TV streaming services above are offered free trials, let you cancel at any time and require a solid internet connection. Looking for more information? Check out our massive streaming service guide.
How can I get these services on my TV?
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This story was originally published on April 23.
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