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How to watch the 2021 NFL Draft on ABC, ESPN, NFL Network

The draft is here and we have all the details you need to watch it. Check it out across four notable channels.

General view of the stage and signage prior to the start of the first round of the NFL Draft on April 25, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

The draft is here! The 2021 NFL Draft has arrived and kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday. The draft runs three days, wrapping up at approximately 6 p.m. ET on Saturday. We’ll have over three months until training camp starts, but the draft provides us plenty to discuss heading into the summer.

The draft will air across ABC, ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and NFL Network. ABC will offer a unique broadcast the first two days and then simulcast ESPN’s broadcast on the final day.

The draft opens on Thursday with the first round running from 8 p.m. to approximately 11:30 p.m. ET. Each team has ten minutes per pick, but most do not take the full time. On Friday, the second day of the draft features the second and third round picks. Each team has seven minutes for their second round picks and five minutes for their third round picks. On Saturday, the final day of the draft features the fourth through seventh rounds. Each team has five minutes for their fourth through sixth round picks and four minutes for the seventh round.

Thursday, April 29

Viewing info

Time: 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. ET
Round: 1
TV channels: ABC, ESPN, ESPN Deportes, NFL Network
Radio: ESPN Radio
Live stream: ABC Live, WatchESPN, ESPN app, NFL app, NFL Network Live

Announcers

ABC: Main broadcast will include Rece Davis (host), Kirk Herbstreit (analyst), Desmond Howard (analyst), and Todd McShay (analyst). A second set will feature Maria Taylor (host), Jesse Palmer (analyst), and David Pollack (analyst).

ESPN: Mike Greenberg (host), Mel Kiper (analyst), Louis Riddick (analyst), Booger McFarland (analyst), Chris Mortensen (NFL Insider), Adam Schefter (NFL Insider), and Suzy Kolber (draftee interviews)

ESPN Deportes: Eduardo Varela, Pablo Viruega, Rebeca Landa, Sebastian Martinez-Christensen

NFL Network: Rich Eisen, Daniel Jeremiah, Charles Davis, and Stanford Head Coach David Shaw on main set. Kurt Warner and Joel Klatt on the outside set. Ian Rapoport as the Insider. Melissa Stark on the draft stage.

Friday, April 30

Time: 7 p.m.-11:30 p.m. ET
Rounds: 2 & 3
TV channels: ABC, ESPN, ESPN Deportes, NFL Network
Radio: ESPN Radio
Live stream: ABC Live, WatchESPN, ESPN app, NFL app, NFL Network Live

ABC: Main broadcast will include Rece Davis (host), Kirk Herbstreit (analyst), Desmond Howard (analyst), and Todd McShay (analyst). A second set will feature Maria Taylor (host), Jesse Palmer (analyst), and David Pollack (analyst).

ESPN: Mike Greenberg (host), Mel Kiper (analyst), Louis Riddick (analyst), Booger McFarland (analyst), Chris Mortensen (NFL Insider), Adam Schefter (NFL Insider), and Suzy Kolber (draftee interviews)

ESPN Deportes: Eduardo Varela, Pablo Viruega, Rebeca Landa, Sebastian Martinez-Christensen

NFL Network: Rich Eisen, Daniel Jeremiah, Charles Davis, and Joel Klatt on main set. Chris Rose and Peter Schrager on the outside set. Ian Rapoport as the Insider. Melissa Stark on the draft stage.

Saturday, May 1

Time: 12 p.m.-6 p.m. ET
Round: 4-7
TV channels: ESPN (ABC simulcast), ESPN Deportes, NFL Network
Radio: ESPN Radio
Live stream: ABC Live, WatchESPN, ESPN app, NFL app, NFL Network Live

ESPN (simulcast on ABC): Rece Davis (host), Mel Kiper (analyst), Todd McShay (analyst), Louis Riddick (analyst), Chris Mortensen (reporter), and Adam Schefter Schefter (reporter).

ESPN Deportes: Eduardo Varela, Pablo Viruega, Rebeca Landa, Sebastian Martinez-Christensen

NFL Network: Rich Eisen, Daniel Jeremiah, Charles Davis, and Peter Schrager on the main set, Ian Rapoport as the Insider