The 2021 NFL draft is almost upon us. The biggest day of the offseason is finally here. But, how can you watch the 2021 NFL draft, and are there cable-less options?
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2021 NFL Draft Schedule:
When does the 2021 NFL draft start, and what are all the dates for every round? Well, here’s a simple breakdown of when every NFL round will take place and at what times:
- Thursday, April 29th: Round 1 begins at 8 p.m. ET
- Friday, April 30th: Rounds 2-3 take place with round 2 beginning at 7 p.m. ET
- Saturday, May 1st: Rounds 4-7 take place with round 4 beginning at 12 p.m. ET
The draft timings vary per day as teams will be making more or less picks depending on which day it is. Additionally, if you want a complete breakdown of when each round will take place in different timezones across the world you can find out here:
How To Watch The 2021 NFL Draft?
Watching the NFL Draft With Cable:
If you have cable, watching the NFL draft becomes incredibly easy. The three major networks broadcasting the NFL draft are ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network.
Additionally, ESPN Deportes will be covering the draft in Spanish. ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network will be broadcasting the draft on each of the first two days individually.
However, on day three, ESPN and NFL Network will be the major broadcasters while ABC runs a simulcast with ESPN.
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How To Watch The NFL Draft Without Cable?
Even without cable, you’re still in luck as the NFL is offering a multitude of options for those who are choosing the cut the cord.
Firstly, anyone with a broadcast TV (regardless of whether you have a cable connection or not) who has access to ABC can watch the NFL draft for free.
However, even if you don’t have that there are several options for you. The NFL Draft will be live-streamed on YouTube TV, Hulu Plus Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now and fuboTV.
Additionally, if you have an Xbox, PlayStation, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV or Roku, you can stream the draft directly using the NFL, ABC or ESPN applications. Of course, all these methods work with a mobile device or a computer.
NFLWatch.com, ESPNWatch, and ABC.go.com will all also provide free livestreams with authentication from a TV provider.
If you live in Canada, DAZN will be covering the draft. Additionally, Sky Sports and NFL GamePass will be carrying coverage in the UK.