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How to Watch the NFL Draft 2021: Live Stream, TV Channel, Start Time

The 2021 NFL draft will begin at 8 p.m. ET.

This year’s draft will be in Cleveland with potentially five quarterbacks slated to be taken in the first round, including a distinct possibility to see multiple taken at the very top.

In his final mock draft, Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer projected that three quarterbacks —Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, BYU's Zach Wilson and Alabama's Mac Jones— will be taken in the top three picks. 

The Jaguars hold the first pick and are expected to select Lawrence. The Jets hold the second pick while the 49ers will pick third. 

Here's a look at how to watch the draft:

Round 1:

  • Date: Thursday, April 29
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: ABC, ESPN, NFL Network

Rounds 2-3:

  • Date: Friday, April 30
  • Time: 7 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: ABC, ESPN and NFL Network

Rounds 4-7:

  • Date: Saturday, May 1
  • Time: Noon ET
  • TV Channel: ABC, ESPN and NFL Network

The entire event will also be available to watch online. You can stream the draft on WatchESPN or

Here's a look at the order for the first round of the NFL draft:

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars
  2. New York Jets
  3. San Francisco 49ers (from Miami via Houston)
  4. Atlanta Falcons
  5. Cincinnati Bengals
  6. Miami Dolphins (from Philadelphia)
  7. Detroit Lions
  8. Carolina Panthers
  9. Denver Broncos
  10. Dallas Cowboys
  11. New York Giants
  12. Philadelphia Eagles (from Miami via San Francisco)
  13. Los Angeles Chargers
  14. Minnesota Vikings
  15. New England Patriots
  16. Arizona Cardinals
  17. Las Vegas Raiders
  18. Miami Dolphins
  19. Washington Football Team
  20. Chicago Bears
  21. Indianapolis Colts
  22. Tennessee Titans
  23. New York Jets (from Seattle)
  24. Pittsburgh Steelers
  25. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Rams)
  26. Cleveland Browns
  27. Baltimore Ravens
  28. New Orleans Saints
  29. Green Bay Packers
  30. Buffalo Bills
  31. Baltimore Ravens (from Kansas City)
  32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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