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How to watch the NFL 2020 Draft: Start times, TV channels and schedule, online streaming, radio

All the details you need to watch the 2020 NFL draft for all three days.

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It’s just about that time, pro football fans. That Christmas in April known as the NFL draft. The draft will take play April 23rd-25th this year but will not be hosted at a single location as it has in recent history. Instead, it will be a virtual draft with teams participating over the internet and/or through phone. It will surely make for a very different viewing experience for fans.

Speaking of viewing experiences, we have all the info you need to plan your draft experience. Whether you will be watching on TV, streaming online, or listening to radio, we got you covered. The draft will be distributed mainly through ESPN, ABC and the NFL Network, but there are other ways to experience it.

The Cowboys have pick #17 in the first round, so you can expect the draft to be a few hours old by the time they get on the clock. We’ll be tracking everything here at BTB that involves the Cowboys, so make sure you visit often as we’ll be updating throughout each day, including keeping a running tracker on UDFA signings once the draft is over.

What: 2020 NFL Draft

When: April 23-25, 2020

Where: Virtual


  • Thurs, April 23: (8-11:30 p.m. ET): Round 1 – ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio

Round 1: 10 minutes per selection.

  • Fri, April 24: (7-11:30 p.m.): Rounds 2 and 3 ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio

Round 2: Seven minutes per selection

  • Sat, April 25 (12-7 p.m.): NFL Draft, Rounds 4–7 – ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio

Rounds 3 through 6, including compensatory picks: Five minutes per selection.

Round 7, including compensatory picks: Four minutes per selection.

TV: ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network.

Streaming: FuboTV (7-day free trial), SlingTV


ESPN and NFL Network — Trey Wingo (host), Mel Kiper Jr. (analyst), Louis Riddick (analyst) and Booger McFarland (analyst).

Suzy Kolber (remote interviews), Chris Mortensen (analyst) and Adam Schefter (analyst).

NFL Network — Rich Eisen (host), Daniel Jeremiah (analyst), Michael Irvin (analyst) and Kurt Warner (analyst).

ABC — Rece Davis (host), Jesse Palmer (analyst), Maria Taylor (analyst), Todd McShay (analyst), Kirk Herbstreit (analyst), Desmond Howard (analyst), David Pollack (analyst), and Tom Rinaldi (correspondent/feature reporter).

Radio: The Ticket, SiriusXM, Westwood One and ESPN Radio

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