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NFL Draft 2021: First Round Start Time, TV Schedule, Online Streaming, and More

Here is your one-stop shop to find when and where to watch night one of the 2021 NFL Draft!

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The 2021 NFL Draft begins tonight in Cleveland, Ohio. The New Orleans Saints are currently slated to pick 28th in the first round, but of course that could change depending on any trades.

As usual, ESPN and NFL Network will air the draft simultaneously and this year ABC will continue to also carry the draft with a more entertainment-based focus. ABC will be led by the College GameDay crew to take a look at the Draft from the collegiate perspective as well. 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.


2021 NFL Draft

First Round - Thursday, April 29th

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



Host - Mike Greenberg

Analysts - Mel Kiper Jr., Louis Riddick, and Booger McFarland

Reports - Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter

Interviews - Suzy Kolber

Online Streaming and Mobile - and ESPN App, FUBO TV


NFL Network

Host - Rich Eisen

Analysts - Daniel Jeremiah, Charles Davis, and David Shaw

Reports - Kurt Warner, Joel Klatt, and Ian Rapoport

Interviews - Melissa Stark

Online Streaming and Mobile - and NFL App



Set 1 Host - Rece Davis

Set 1 Analysts - Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, and Todd McShay

Set 2 Host - Maria Taylor

Set 2 Analysts - Jesse Palmer and David Pollack

Online Streaming and Mobile - and ABC App


ESPN Radio

Host - Dari Nowkhah

Analysts - Mike Tannenbaum, Bart Scott, and Ian Fitzsimmons


Enjoy the Draft, Who Dat Nation! Here’s to the Saints selecting a stellar draft class!