While Round 1 gets all the sizzle, Rounds 2 and 3 get all the steak.
Thursday’s start of the 2021 NFL Draft will certainly alter the course of many NFL franchises, but most team’s starters are found in the middle rounds, meaning don’t sleep on the Day 2’s Round 2 and 3 to provide some long-term pieces for your favorite squad.
There’s plenty of talent left to go around in Day 2 with several intriguing prospects left over from Round 1 who couldn’t make it in. That’s no problem: plenty of teams will benefit from Day 2 selections this year and in the future.
Here’s what you need to know about Day 2 of the 2021 NFL Draft.
What time does the NFL Draft start today?
- Date: Friday, April 30
- Round 2 start time: 7 p.m. ET
- TV channels: ABC | ESPN | NFL Network
- Live stream: ESPN app | NFL app | fuboTV | DAZN (in Canada)
Rounds 2 and 3 of the 2021 NFL Draft get underway tonight at 7 p.m. ET, an hour earlier than Thursday’s start time.
Round 2 will only allow teams seven minutes to make a selection, with the third round resulting in just five minutes of time for teams to make a selection. With two rounds shoved into one, expect the night to end around midnight.
What channel is the NFL Draft on today?
- TV channels: ABC, ESPN, NFL Network
All three days and seven rounds of the 2021 NFL Draft will be broadcast on ABC, ESPN and NFL Network. For viewers who want a Spanish-language alternative, ESPN Deportes will be carrying the Spanish broadcast of the event.
NFL Draft TV schedule
|Round||Day||Date||Start time||TV channels|
|1||Thursday||April 29||8 p.m. ET||ABC, ESPN, NFL Network|
|2-3||Friday||April 30||7 p.m. ET||ABC, ESPN, NFL Network|
|4-7||Saturday||May 1||Noon ET||ABC, ESPN, NFL Network|
ABC, ESPN and NFL Network will be carrying all three days of the NFL Draft.
NFL Network’s broadcast group features Rich Eisen, Daniel Jeremiah, Charles Davis and David Shaw at the desk. ESPN counters with Mike Greenberg, Louis Riddick, Mel Kiper, Booger McFarland, Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter. Suzy Kolber will also be on set.
Rece Davis and college football analysts Desmond Howard and Kirk Herbstreit will bring the ABC broadcast on all three days. Davis hosts an ESPN/ABC simulcast on Day 3.
NFL Draft live stream
For cord cutters, the 2021 NFL Draft can be caught on a number of streaming services including fuboTV, Hulu+ Live TV, YouTube TV and AT&T TV. Each streaming service carries one of NFL Network, ESPN or ABC.
Computers, tablets, video game consoles and some smart TVs also carry various streaming apps to catch the draft across one of the three networks which will be carrying the whole event.
Streaming devices, including the FireTV Stick and Roku, also carry various apps. For these apps, subscriptions will be required.
In Canada, the NFL Draft can be streamed live on DAZN, which includes NFL Network coverage and offers a free trial period for new subscribers.
NFL Draft order: Rounds 2-3
|2||2||34||New York Jets|
|2||4||36||Miami Dolphins (from HOU)|
|2||10||42||New York Giants|
|2||11||43||San Francisco 49ers|
|2||13||45||Jacksonville Jaguars (from MIN)|
|2||14||46||New England Patriots|
|2||15||47||Los Angeles Chargers|
|2||16||48||Las Vegas Raiders|
|2||19||51||Washington Football Team|
|2||25||57||Los Angeles Rams|
|2||26||58||Kansas City Chiefs (from BAL)|
|2||28||60||New Orleans Saints|
|2||30||62||Green Bay Packers|
|2||31||63||Kansas City Packers|
|2||32||64||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|3||2||66||New York Jets|
|3||10||74||Washington Football Team (from SF)|
|3||12||76||New York Giants|
|3||13||New England Patriots (Forfeited)|
|3||14||77||Los Angeles Chargers|
|3||16||79||Las Vegas Raiders (from AZ)|
|3||17||80||Las Vegas Raiders|
|3||19||82||Washington Football Team|
|3||21||84||Philadelphia Eagles (from IND)|
|3||23||86||New York Jets (from SEA)|
|3||25||88||Los Angeles Rams|
|3||27||99||Minnesota Vikings (from BAL)|
|3||28||91||Cleveland Browns (from NO)|
|3||29||92||Green Bay Packers|
|3||31||94||Baltimore Ravens (from KC)|
|3||32||95||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|3||33||96||New England Patriots (Compensatory pick)|
|3||34||97||Los Angeles Chargers (Compensatory pick)|
|3||35||98||New Orleans Saints (Compensatory pick)|
|3||36||99||Dallas Cowboys (Compensatory pick)|
|3||37||100||Tennessee Titans (Compensatory pick)|
|3||38||101||Detroit Lions (Compensatory pick)|
|3||39||102||Miami Dolphins (special compensatory pick)|
|3||40||103||Los Angeles Rams (special compensatory pick)|
|3||41||104||Baltimore Ravens (special compensatory pick)|
|3||42||105||New Orleans Saints (special compensatory pick)|
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