The format: Originally scheduled as a three-day NFL celebration in Las Vegas, new home of the Raiders, the 2020 draft has been altered in the wake of coronavirus restrictions. The “virtual” draft will feature NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announcing the first-round picks from the basement of his home in Bronxville, N.Y., with team general managers and coaches working from makeshift draft “war rooms” from their homes. So no bro hugs from the Commish this year.
The first round is Thursday, beginning at 5 p.m. PT. Rounds 2 and 3 are on Friday, beginning at 4 p.m., with rounds 4 through 7 on Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m.
How to watch: The draft will be carried by ESPN, the NFL Network and ABC. ESPN and the NFL Network are jointly producing a telecast, and ABC will produce its own coverage of the first three rounds. Streaming options include the WatchESPN app, the NFL Mobile app and YouTube TV.
The draft board: Here’s the order of selection for rounds 1 through 7
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Next stop? Draft day.
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