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?
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 be in Nashville, Tennessee.
How can I see the draft live?
This year, ABC will fly all three days of the draft and the same telecast will also live on ESPN, ESPN2 and the NFL network. If you have aconnected to your TV and get your local ABC station, you can watch for free.
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. If you don't have a login and you still want to stay on top of the draft as it takes place, insert CBS Sports HQ (note that CBS owns CNET) for ongoing coverage starting at 19.00. PT Thursday.
Cable screen cutters have a number of options to look at the draft via a television servicedetailed 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.
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-one-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
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