2020 NFL Draft: Schedule, Start Date and Time, Order, TV Coverage
The 2020 NFL Draft is one of the uncommon sporting events occurring during the coronavirus pandemic. The Cincinnati Bengals have the first overall pick and will begin the current year’s completely virtual NFL Draft.
Thursday night will just feature the first round. Starting at now, the Baltimore Ravens have picked 28 of the first round. The Ravens are no strangers to trading up or trading down on Day 1 and it’s reasonable we could see them pick prior or not in the least on Day 1.
The second and third rounds will happen on Day 2 (Friday). Rounds four through seven follow on Day 3 (Saturday). Undrafted free agency starts when the Draft closes.
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When is the 2020 NFL Draft?
The NFL Draft 2020 will start on Thursday, April 23, and end on Saturday, April 25. The first round will happen on Thursday with rounds two and three airing on Friday. The last four rounds will occur on Saturday.
What time does the 2020 NFL Draft start?
The first round of the Draft will begin to live at 8:00 p.m. and go until around 11:30 p.m. ET. Friday’s TV coverage of the Draft will begin at 7:00 p.m. ET while Saturdays will start at 12:00 p.m. ET.
Start Date and Time
- Round 1: Thursday, April 23, 8:00 p.m. ET
- Rounds 2-3: Friday, April 24, 7:00 p.m. ET
- Rounds 4-7: Saturday, April 25, 12:00 p.m. ET
How to watch the 2020 NFL Draft live?
ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network will air every one of the seven rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft. ESPN and NFL Network are uniting for the draft broadcast, using consolidated resources to offer a particular presentation across the two networks. ABC will offer its one of a kind broadcast for the first three rounds.
Where can I live stream the 2020 NFL Draft?
Notwithstanding 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 likewise use streaming services, for example, Sling TV or YouTube TV. Click here for more TV and live streaming alternatives.
- Television coverage: NFL Network, ESPN/ESPN2, ABC
- Internet stream: ESPN+, FuboTV
- Total picks: 255 total selections
Where will the 2020 NFL Draft happen?
Initially planned to happen in Las Vegas, Nevada to agree with the Las Vegas Raiders’ appearance in the city, the NFL Draft 2020 will currently be held remotely due to COVID-19. Commissioner Roger Goodell will report the names of the current year’s first-round draft picks from his home in New York. What’s more, NFL teams will make their selections from home, making the current year’s show a completely virtual draft. The players will likewise be at home, with cameras being sent to 58 of the top prospects to catch their response. TV coverage will be based out of ESPN’s studios in Bristol, Connecticut.
Selection time limits
Day 1: Round 1 (10 minutes per pick)
Day 2: Round 2 (seven minutes per pick)
Round 3 (five minutes per pick)
Day 3: Rounds 4-6 (five minutes per pick)
Round 7 (four minutes per pick)
Order for the first round
- Cincinnati Bengals
- Washington Redskins
- Detroit Lions
- New York Giants
- Miami Dolphins
- Los Angeles Chargers
- Carolina Panthers
- Arizona Cardinals
- Jacksonville Jaguars
- Cleveland Browns
- New York Jets
- Las Vegas Raiders
- San Francisco 49ers (from Indianapolis Colts)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Denver Broncos
- Atlanta Falcons
- Dallas Cowboys
- Miami Dolphins (from Pittsburgh Steelers)
- Las Vegas Raiders (from Chicago Bears)
- Jacksonville Jaguars (from Los Angeles Rams)
- Philadelphia Eagles
- Minnesota Vikings (from Buffalo Bills)
- New England Patriots
- New Orleans Saints
- Minnesota Vikings
- Miami Dolphins (from Houston Texans)
- Seattle Seahawks
- Baltimore Ravens
- Tennessee Titans
- Green Bay Packers
- San Francisco 49ers
- Kansas City Chiefs
Ravens 2020 NFL Draft picks (nine picks)
- Round 1: Pick No. 28 overall
- Round 2: Pick No. 55 overall
- Round 2: Pick No. 60 overall
- Round 3: Pick No. 92 overall
- Round 3: Pick No. 106 overall (compensatory pick)
- Round 4: Pick No. 129 overall
- Round 4: Pick No. 143 overall (compensatory pick)
- Round 5: Pick No. 157 overall
- Round 7: Pick No. 225 overall