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NFL Draft 2018: First Round Start Time, TV Schedule, Online Streaming, and More

Here is your one-stop shop to find when and where to watch the 2018 NFL Draft.

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The 2018 NFL Draft begins tonight from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The New Orleans Saints are currently slated to pick at 27, but of course that could change depending on any trades.

As usual, ESPN and NFL Network will air the draft simultaneously, but this year FOX enters the fray in a simulcast with NFL Network. All of the on-air personalities that will appear for their respective networks are listed below. Depending on who you like or dislike, you can choose which network you would prefer to watch the draft on. Another factor in the decision may be that in an effort to combat FOX and NFL Network’s combined efforts, ESPN is adding College GameDay coverage to take a look at the Draft from the collegiate perspective.


2018 NFL Draft

First Round - Thursday, April 26th

Start Time - 5:00pm PST / 7:00pm CST / 8:00pm EST



Host - Trey Wingo

Analysts - Mel Kiper Jr., Kirk Herbstreit, and Louis Riddick

Reports and Interviews - Todd McShay, Chris Mortensen, Adam Schefter, and Suzy Kolber

Online Streaming and Mobile - and WatchESPN App


FOX and NFL Network Simulcast

Hosts - Rich Eisen and Troy Aikman

Analysts - Mike Mayock, Daniel Jeremiah, and David Shaw

Reports and Interviews - Deion Sanders, Steve Smith Jr., and Steve Mariucci

Online Streaming and Mobile - and NFL Mobile App


ESPN Radio

Host - Dari Nowkhah

Analysts - Bill Polian, Ian Fitzsimmons, and Chris Canty


Enjoy the Draft, Who Dat Nation! Hopefully, the Saints will select another stellar draft class!