The 2021 NFL draft is finally here.
After months of mock drafts, evaluations and projections, the league’s 86th annual “player selection meeting” is set to kick off Thursday with the first round. The second and third rounds will take place on Friday, and the final four rounds will be completed on Saturday.
USA TODAY Sports will have live updates and analysis of all of the news from the event in Cleveland, including a tracker breaking down every pick in real time, league-wide breakdowns after every night and draft grades after all 259 selections are made. And follow USA TODAY Sports on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for more updates and information throughout the night.
What time does the 2021 NFL draft start?
The first round of the NFL draft will begin Thursday, April 29, at 8 p.m. ET. Day 2 of the NFL draft will begin Friday, April 30, at 7 p.m. ET. Day 3 of the NFL draft will begin Saturday, May 1, at noon ET.
What TV channel is the 2021 NFL draft on?
The NFL draft will be broadcast live on ESPN, NFL Network and ABC.
How can I live stream the 2021 NFL draft?
Where will the 2021 NFL draft take place?
After going virtual in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NFL draft is back on location as Cleveland will host this year’s event. The draft will occur across downtown Cleveland locations that include FirstEnergy Stadium (home of the Browns), the Great Lakes Science Center and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and a select number of prospects will take the stage.
What’s the first-round order for the 2021 NFL draft?
1. Jacksonville Jaguars
2. New York Jets
3. San Francisco 49ers (from Houston Texans through Miami Dolphins)
4. Atlanta Falcons
5. Cincinnati Bengals
6. Miami Dolphins (from Philadelphia Eagles)
7. Detroit Lions
8. Carolina Panthers
9. Denver Broncos
10. Dallas Cowboys
11. New York Giants
12. Philadelphia Eagles (from San Francisco 49ers through Miami Dolphins)
13. Los Angeles Chargers
14. Minnesota Vikings
15. New England Patriots
16. Arizona Cardinals
17. Las Vegas Raiders
18. Miami Dolphins
19. Washington Football Team
20. Chicago Bears
21. Indianapolis Colts
22. Tennessee Titans
23. New York Jets (from Seattle Seahawks)
24. Pittsburgh Steelers
25. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Los Angeles Rams)
26. Cleveland Browns
27. Baltimore Ravens
28. New Orleans Saints
29. Green Bay Packers
30. Buffalo Bills
31. Baltimore Ravens (from Kansas City Chiefs)
32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
NFL DRAFT: Complete order for all seven rounds
SOURCE: USA TODAY