What Time Does the 2023 NFL Draft Start?

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What time does the NFL Draft start

What Time Does the 2023 NFL Draft Start?

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It’s that time of year. Fans are buzzing about the NFL Draft and which potential superstars will be added to their teams. You don’t want to miss out on all the excitement at the NFL offseason’s biggest event.

In the 2022 NFL Draft, the Jaguars drafted Travon Walker to start Round 1. So, what time does the NFL Draft start?

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2023 NFL Draft.

2023 NFL Draft: Start Times and Dates

The 2023 NFL Draft begins on April 27, 2023, at 8 p.m. ET. The NFL Draft starts with the first-round selections taking place on Thursday. The second and third rounds take place on Friday, April 28 starting at 7 pm ET. The final rounds begin on Saturday, April 29 at noon Eastern.

– 1st Round: April 27 at 8 p.m. ET

– 2nd-3rd Rounds: April 28 at 7 p.m. ET

– 4th-7th Rounds: April 29 at noon ET

Watch the Draft on NFL Network and ESPN

You can watch the 2023 NFL Draft on ESPN, ABC, or NFL Network through traditional cable or live streams such as Hulu, YouTube TV, FuboTV, etc. This year’s draft is set to take place in Kansas City, Missouri at Union Station.

It’s an exciting time for potential draft picks as they wait for their name to be called. The draft will get underway with the first round on Thursday, April 27th with the No. 1 overall pick belonging to the Panthers.

2023 NFL Draft Order: First-Round Selections

During the offseason, the Carolina Panthers created a stir by acquiring the top pick in the draft. As per the latest news and mock drafts, they are expected to select a quarterback in the first round.

Below is a summary of the first round and the draft positions of the teams.

1st: Carolina Panthers

2nd: Houston Texans

3rd: Arizona Cardinals

4th: Indianapolis Colts

5th: Seattle Seahawks (from Denver)

6th: Detroit Lions (from LA Rams)

7th: Las Vegas Raiders

8th: Atlanta Falcons

9th: Chicago Bears (from Panthers)

10th: Philadelphia Eagles (from Saints)

11th: Tennessee Titans

12th: Houston Texans (from Browns)

13th: New York Jets

14th: New England Patriots

15th: Green Bay Packers

16th: Washington Commanders

17th: Pittsburgh Steelers

18th: Detroit Lions

19th: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

20th: Seattle Seahawks

21st: Los Angeles Chargers

22nd: Baltimore Ravens

23rd: Minnesota Vikings

24th: Jacksonville Jaguars

25th: New York Giants

26th: Dallas Cowboys

27th: Buffalo Bills

28th: Cincinnati Bengals

29th: New Orleans Saints (from 49ers through Dolphins through Broncos)

30th: Philadelphia Eagles

31st: Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs finish the first round after winning the Super Bowl back in February behind MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

NFL Mock Drafts and Top Prospects

The 2023 NFL Draft is placing a lot of emphasis on quarterbacks. Top prospects C.J. Stroud and Bryce Young will be taken in the top five. Despite this, edge rusher and linebacker Will Anderson Jr. is deemed by some as the most skilled player in the draft. Additionally, Oregon’s cornerback Christian Gonzalez is predicted to potentially become a top-10 pick.

What Time Does the 2023 NFL Draft Start FAQs

What time is the NFL Draft?

The 2023 NFL Draft will take place on April 27, 2023, at 8 p.m. ET. The draft begins with the first round on Thursday. The second and third rounds take place on Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m. ET. The final rounds begin on Saturday, April 29 at noon ET.

What TV channels is the 2023 NFL Draft on?

You can watch the NFL Draft live on ESPN, ABC, or NFL Network beginning Thursday night on April 27.

Who has the first pick in the 2023 NFL Draft?

The Carolina Panthers traded their first-round selection and wide receiver DJ Moore for the first overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Where is the NFL Draft 2023?

The draft this year will take place in Kansas City, Missouri at Union Station. The area surrounding Union Station will be packed with fans from all teams including the Super Bowl champion Chiefs.


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