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How to watch the 2021 NFL Draft live

The 2021 NFL Draft is going ahead as scheduled, with players to be selected via video conferencing due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This year’s NFL Draft is being held across 3 days once more, from April 29–1 May. In welcome news, players, coaches, officials and fans will be in attendance at the ceremony. This year it is being held at the Cleveland Browns’ home, FirstEnergy Stadium.

In a nod to the ongoing pandemic, there will be a Vaccinated Fan Zone in the stadium. But after last year’s event was held entirely online, having players take the stage as their names are called by commissioner Roger Goodell is a great result for all involved.

When is the NFL Draft?

Once again the NFL Draft is being held over 3 days, from April 29–1 May at Cleveland’s FirstEnergy Stadium. There are a total of 7 rounds of selections over the 3 days.

How to watch the NFL Draft

You have a wide range of viewing and streaming options to tune in to some or all of this year’s NFL Draft. ABC is showing some of the action, while ESPN and the NFL Network will show every minute of the draft over the three days.

Hulu Plus Live TV, YouTube TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now and Fubo TV will all be streaming channels that broadcast the draft. There are also options via the WatchESPN app, NFL app or ABC app.

Where to stream the NFL Draft

One of your streaming options for the NFL Draft is Hulu if you have the Hulu + Live TV package. Charged at $54.99/month, it has a 7-day free trial and you can switch plans or cancel your subscription at any time. The Hulu + Live TV option has a massive amount of content you don’t get with Hulu or Hulu (no ads), including sports, news and entertainment.

It is compatible with Apple iOS, Apple TV (fourth generation), Android, Mac and PCs, Chromecast, Echo Show, Fire tablets, Fire TV and Fire Stick, Roku, LG TV and Samsung TV (select models), Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Xbox 360.

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NFL Draft broadcasters breakdown

Provider Coverage Free trial Monthly price More info
ESPN Full coverage No Free More info
ABC Partial coverage No Free More info
NFL Network Full via NFL Network Yes 7 days Currently free More info
Hulu Full via ESPN $55 More info
Sling TV Full via ESPN $30 More info
Fubo TV Full via NFL Network $54.99 More info
AT&T TV Now Full via ESPN $59.99 More info
YouTube TV Full via ESPN 5 days $49.99 More info

What is the NFL Draft?

The NFL Draft is an annual event for the best young football talent in the United States and internationally to be selected by the league’s 32 teams. The vast majority of the selections are college footballers.

NFL Draft 2021 preview

With the NFL Draft being so large, predicting even the top five can be an inexact science. One certainty is that long-haired Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence will be taken with pick one by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

He is one of a number of highly rated quarterbacks again this year, including Zach Wilson, Justin Fields and Mac Jones. The playmaking position is so valuable teams will do just about anything to get their hands on a coveted, or even potential, QB prospect. Once again of course there will also be a number of top guns at other positions.


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