How to Watch the 2023 NFL Draft

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How to Watch the 2023 NFL Draft

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It’s finally time for the 2023 NFL Draft! All the hype and excitement have finally brought us to one of the NFL’s biggest events. Fans are excited as their team looks to add the next superstar to their roster. So how do you watch the NFL Draft?

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

When is the 2023 NFL Draft?

The 2023 NFL Draft takes place in Kansas City, Missouri at Union Station from April 27-29. The first round of the draft begins on Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET. Rounds 2 and 3 take place on Friday at 7 p.m. ETm while the final rounds finish on Saturday starting at noon ET.

What Channel is the 2023 NFL Draft on?

You can watch the 2023 NFL Draft live on NFL Network, ESPN, ABC, or ESPN Deportes. All of these channels will be covering the draft. Football analysts will be breaking down each pick as teams add the next generation of superstars to the league.

How to Watch the NFL Draft with Cable

If you have traditional cable, you can watch the draft on any of the channels that are available. Most likely, you will be watching on ABC. The NFL Draft will air on ABC with the first round beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 27.

Options to Stream the NFL Draft Without Cable

Now, if you don’t have cable, there are options to stream the 2023 NFL Draft. Here are some of the options that will have coverage of the 2023 NFL Draft.

Each of these options does have a free trial period of anywhere from 5-10 days. This would allow you to take advantage of the trial and watch the draft to see if you want to keep the streaming service.

YouTube TV

You will find plenty of channels including ESPN and ABC with YouTube TV. The streaming service has 100+ channels that include CBS, FOX, NBC, TNT, and more. It’s a solid option for NFL Draft 2023 coverage.

Sling TV

You will find Sling TV has ABC in select markets. Be sure to check if Sling TV has ABC in your market before you commit. You can also check out the free trial to see what channel options it has. Most of the Sling TV packages do include ESPN which has live coverage of the NFL Draft.

Fubo TV

Another solid option is Fubo TV as it includes great channels like ABC, CBS, FOX, and more. You can get over 100 with select packages. It’s an option to watch the NFL Draft air live on ESPN, ABC, NFL Network, and more.

DirecTV Stream

Similar to YouTube TV, DirecTV Stream has options with over 100 channels that include ESPN and ABC. You can catch NFL Draft coverage with this streaming service.

Hulu+ Live TV

The Hulu+ Live TV option has ESPN, ABC, and more as options to stream the 2023 NFL Draft. Another solid option if you are trying to find a way to watch every moment from day one to day three of the NFL Draft.

Top Prospects and Draft Order

The latest mock drafts have star quarterbacks going early, as draft experts expect talented quarterbacks Bryce Young and C.J. Stroud to be taken in the top five. Edge rushers Will Anderson Jr. and Tyree Wilson are also getting tons of buzz in NFL mock drafts.

The Carolina Panthers have the first pick after making a trade with the Chicago Bears to move up in the draft. Here’s the order for the first round in the upcoming NFL Draft. There was a recent change due to the announcement of the trade between the Jets and Packers for QB Aaron Rodgers

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: Green Bay Packers (from NY Jets)

14th: New England Patriots

15th: New York Jets (from 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

2023 NFL Draft Schedule

Here’s a quick recap of the 2023 NFL Draft schedule. Coverage of the NFL Draft begins with the first round.

Thursday, April 27 at 8 p.m. ET: 1st Round

Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m. ET: 2nd-3rd Round

Saturday, April 29 at noon ET: 4th-7th Rounds

How to Watch the 2023 NFL Draft FAQs

When is the NFL Draft?

The NFL Draft is on April 27-29 in Kansas City, Missouri at Union Station. There will be live coverage on multiple networks and there are several options to watch the draft broadcast.

What channel is the NFL Draft on?

You can watch the NFL Draft on ABC, NFL Network, ESPN, or ESPN Deportes. Also, you can listen to the draft on ESPN Radio.

How many rounds are in the NFL Draft?

There are seven rounds in the 2023 NFL Draft. You can watch this year’s draft class be selected for three days of the NFL Draft on April 27, 28, and 29.

Can I stream the NFL Draft?

Yes. There are plenty of streaming options such as watching the draft live on YouTube TV, Hulu+, Fubo TV, and more. Most of the streaming services have ABC and ESPN so you can see all the action as the 2023 NFL Draft kicks off.

Author: Sam Russell

Sam hails from Grandville, Michigan. He has a rich sports background, including playing baseball at Central Michigan before covering high school sports and working with the Orlando Magic. He earned his degree from Central Michigan University and was a member of the 2010 MAC Championship baseball team. Sam grew his knowledge of sports betting while working with Betsperts in various areas such as writing, social media, betting research, and business development. He's a big fan of the NBA, NFL, and MLB, highly interested in data and statistics.