GREEN BAY, Wis. – The NFL Draft will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Here’s what you need to know.
How Can You Watch?
ESPN, ABC and NFL Network will air all seven rounds. The first round will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, the second and third rounds at 6 p.m. Friday and the fourth through seventh rounds at 11 a.m. Saturday. The draft also will be streamed on the NFL and ESPN apps. Here is every way you can watch the draft.
When Will the Green Bay Packers Pick?
Green Bay owns the 29th pick of the first round. Green Bay also owns the 30th pick of the second round (No. 62), the 29th pick of the third round (No. 92), the 30th and 37th selections of the fourth round (Nos. 135 and 142), the 29th and 34th selections of the fifth round (Nos. 173 and 178), the 30th and 36th picks of the sixth round (Nos. 214 and 220) and the 29th pick of the seventh round (No. 256).
Can You Follow Along Without Watching?
Packers Draft History
From 2012 through 2020, Green Bay’s first pick was used on a defensive player every year. That streak was snapped last year when general manager Brian Gutekunst moved up for quarterback Jordan Love.
None of the last seven No. 29 picks have been selected to a Pro Bowl. Four of the seven haven’t been a full-time starter for any season. The Vikings got back-to-back Pro Bowlers with receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (four times as a returner) and safety Harrison Smith (five times).
Linebacker Dave Wilcox (San Francisco, 1964) and Fran Tarkenton (Minnesota, 1961) are the only Hall of Famers.
While not quite Hall of Famers, linebacker Nick Barnett (2003) and safety George Teague (1993) were solid picks as Green Bay’s most recent No. 29 selections.
Will Brian Gutekunst Make a Trade?
History says yes. General manager Brian Gutekunst has traded up in each of his three drafts. He moved down and then up to get Pro Bowl cornerback Jaire Alexander in 2018, up to get ascending safety Darnell Savage in 2019 and up to controversially select quarterback Jordan Love in 2020.
“It’s always tempting for me,” Gutekunst said. “I think when you’re sitting at 29, watching those kind of players come off the board, that you spend so much time studying and thinking about how they could affect your football team, it’s always tempting.”
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What’s the First-Round Draft Order?
Here's the order for Thursday night. For all seven rounds, click here.
1) Jacksonville Jaguars
2) New York Jets
3) San Francisco 49ers (from HOU through MIA)
4) Atlanta Falcons
5) Cincinnati Bengals
6) Miami Dolphins (from PHI)
7) Detroit Lions
8) Carolina Panthers
9) Denver Broncos
10) Dallas Cowboys
11) New York Giants
12) Philadelphia Eagles (from SF through MIA)
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 SEA)
24) Pittsburgh Steelers
25) Jacksonville Jaguars (from LAR)
26) Cleveland Browns
27) Baltimore Ravens
28) New Orleans Saints
29) Green Bay Packers
30) Buffalo Bills
31) Baltimore Ravens (from Kansas City Chiefs)
32) Tampa Bay Buccaneers