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When is the NFL Draft in 2021? Date, time, pick order, location, TV channels & updated mock drafts

The 2021 NFL Draft could have discovered some enjoyable classes from its 2020 counterpart.

The 2020 version was pressured to be digital for the primary time, resulting in views of head coaches in residing rooms with their youngsters and uncooked pleasure from draftees sitting at their house being taken into the NFL. It most likely gave the league loads of concepts of how to boost the proceedings in 2021 with COVID-19 not completely out of the way in which.

The 2021 NFL Draft is slated to happen in Cleveland for the primary time ever, however finalization of location doubtless will not come till nearer to the top of April draft begin. There may also be a primary on the tv facet for the 2021 NFL Draft — will probably be broadcast solely by NFL Community.

Here is all the pieces you have to know concerning the 2021 NFL Draft, together with the time, location, tv schedule, draft order and the latest mock draft from Sporting Information.

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When is the NFL Draft in 2021?

  • Date: Thursday, April 29 (Spherical 1) | Friday, April 30 (Rounds 2-3) | Saturday, Might 1 (Rounds 4-7)
  • Begin time: 8 p.m. ET (Thursday) | 7 p.m. ET (Friday) | Midday ET (Saturday)
  • TV channel: NFL Community
  • Stay stream: NFL app

Because the NFL has achieved for some time now, the draft might be cut up into three distinct days. Solely the primary spherical will happen on Thursday, April 29. The second and third rounds will happen on Friday evening, after which the ultimate 4 rounds of the draft might be performed Saturday.

After the 2020 NFL Draft was performed in a closely digital method as a result of COVID-19, it hasn’t but been decided precisely how a lot of the draft will happen within the host metropolis in 2021.

The place is the 2021 NFL Draft?

The 2021 NFL Draft is slated to happen in Cleveland, Ohio. That call was made on Might 22, 2019, on the league’s annual spring assembly. 

Extra specifics about Cleveland’s internet hosting have but to be completely introduced in 2021 with the COVID-19 pandemic nonetheless hovering over the heads of decision-makers. Relying on the effectiveness of vaccines main as much as the draft, there might be a central hub in Cleveland whereas lots of the draftees stay digital, however that continues to be to be seen.

Beneath are the earlier areas of the NFL Draft.

Draft Location Metropolis
1936 Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia
1937 Lodge Lincoln New York
1938 Lodge Sherman Chicago
1939 Lodge New Yorker New York
1940 Schroeder Lodge Milwaukee
1941 Willard Lodge Washington, D.C.
1942-44 Palmer Home Chicago
1945-47 Lodge Commodore New York
1948 Lodge Fort Pitt Pittsburgh
1949-50 Bellevue-Stratford Lodge Philadelphia
1951 Blackstone Lodge Chicago
1952 Lodge Statler New York
1953-54 Bellevue-Stratford Lodge Philadelphia
1955 Warwick Lodge New York
1956 Bellevue-Stratford Lodge (Rounds 1-3) Philadelphia
Ambassador Lodge (Rounds 4-30) Los Angeles
1957 Warwick Lodge (Rounds 1-4) Philadelphia
Bellevue-Stratford Lodge (Rounds 5-30) Philadelphia
1958-61 Warwick Lodge Philadelphia
1962-64 Sheraton Lodge Chicago
1965-66 Summit Lodge New York
1967 Lodge Gotham New York
1968-71 Belmont Plaza Lodge New York
1972 Essex Home New York
1973-74 Americana Lodge New York
1975 Hilton Lodge New York
1976-78 Roosevelt Lodge New York
1979 Waldorf New York
1980-83 Sheraton Lodge New York
1984-85 Omni Park Central Lodge New York
1986-94 Marriott Marquis New York
1995-04 Theatre at Madison Sq. Backyard New York
2005 Jacob Javits Conference Middle New York
2006-14 Radio Metropolis Music Corridor New York
2015-16 Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt College Chicago
2017 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia
2018 AT&T Stadium Dallas​
2019 Decrease Broadway Nashville
2020 Caesar’s Palace Lodge (held just about) Las Vegas

What time does the NFL Draft begin?

The NFL might nonetheless select to deviate from its previous commonplace instances for well being and security causes, however the 2021 NFL Draft will doubtless begin on the similar instances the drafts in recent times have.

Meaning prime time slots for every of the primary three rounds. The primary spherical on Thursday, April 29, will get going at 8 p.m. ET. Issues begin an hour earlier the subsequent day to slot in each the second and third rounds. And Saturday’s 4 rounds get underway at Midday ET.

Day Rounds Begin time
Thursday Spherical 1 8 p.m. ET
Friday Rounds 2-3 7 p.m. ET
Saturday Rounds 4-7 Midday ET

Because the draft goes on, groups get completely different lengths of time to make their choices. The primary spherical gives 10 minutes to groups to select, and that drops to seven minutes for rounds two and three. Rounds 4 by means of six have 5 minute choose instances, and it is 4 minutes for the seventh and closing spherical.

NFL Draft TV schedule

The 2021 NFL Draft might be proven solely on NFL Community. That is a change from final 12 months, when ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC have been all concerned within the draft protection. 

Most cable and satellite tv for pc suppliers provide NFL Community as a part of their base bundle, as do most streaming companies. 

Spherical Day Begin time TV channels
Spherical 1 Thursday 8 p.m. ET NFL Community
Rounds 2-3 Friday 7 p.m. ET NFL Community
Rounds 4-7 Saturday 12 p.m. ET NFL Community

MORE: What channel is NFL Network?

NFL Draft choose order 2020

Decide No. Workforce Report
1. Jacksonville Jaguars 1-15
2. New York Jets 2-14
3. Miami Dolphins (through Texans, 4-12)
4. Atlanta Falcons 4-12
5. Cincinnati Bengals 4-11-1
6. Philadelphia Eagles 4-11-1
7. Detroit Lions 5-11
8. Carolina Panthers 5-11
9. Denver Broncos 5-11
10. Dallas Cowboys 6-10
11. New York Giants 6-10
12. San Francisco 49ers 6-10
13. Los Angeles Chargers 7-9
14. Minnesota Vikings 7-9
15. New England Patriots 7-9
16. Arizona Cardinals 8-8
17. Las Vegas Raiders 8-8
18. Miami Dolphins 10-6
19. Washington Soccer Workforce 7-9
20. Chicago Bears 8-8
21. Indianapolis Colts 11-5
22. Tennessee Titans 11-5
23. New York Jets (through Seahawks, 12-4)
24. Pittsburgh Steelers 12-4
25. Jacksonville Jaguars (through Rams, 10-6)
26. Cleveland Browns 11-5
27. Baltimore Ravens 11-5
28. New Orleans Saints 12-4
29. Inexperienced Bay Packers 13-3
30. Buffalo Payments 13-3

(The groups slotted in Decide Nos. 31-32 are in the Super Bowl.)

SN’s newest mock draft

Decide Workforce Participant, place, school
1. Jacksonville Jaguars Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
2. New York Jets Devonta Smith, WR, Alabama
3. Miami Dolphins Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon
4. Atlanta Falcons Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State
5. Cincinnati Bengals Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU
6. Philadelphia Eagles Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama
7. Detroit Lions Micah Parsons, ILB, Penn State
8. Carolina Panthers Zach Wilson, QB, BYU
9. Denver Broncos Kwity Paye, EDGE, Michigan
10. Dallas Cowboys Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech
11. New York Giants Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
12. San Francisco 49ers Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State
13. Los Angeles Chargers Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech
14. Minnesota Vikings Gregory Rousseau, EDGE, Miami
15. New England Patriots Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
16. Arizona Cardinals Alijah Vera-Tucker, G, USC
17. Las Vegas Raiders Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama
18. Miami Dolphins Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame
19. Washington Soccer Workforce Mac Jones, QB, Alabama
20. Chicago Bears Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern
21. Indianapolis Colts Jalen Mayfield, OT, Michigan
22. Tennessee Titans Joseph Ossai, EDGE, Texas
23. New York Jets Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
24. Pittsburgh Steelers Kyle Trask, QB, Florida
25. Jacksonville Jaguars Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota
26. Cleveland Browns Azeez Ojulari, OLB, Georgia
27. Baltimore Ravens Terrace Marshall Jr., WR, LSU
28. New Orleans Saints Zaven Collins, OLB, Tulsa
29. Inexperienced Bay Packers Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida
30. Buffalo Payments Wyatt Davis, G, Ohio State

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