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NFL Draft 2021: Night 1 open thread

The Saints are set for the first night of the draft. Follow along with us here in our live thread!

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Former Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being drafted 11th overall by the New Orleans Saints at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

The New Orleans Saints are set to begin a crucial draft to begin the post-Drew Brees era in the Crescent City. They are slotted to pick at number 28 as of this moment and we will see if they stand pat, move ahead, or fall back. This, of course, all adds to the drama that is the NFL Draft. Hopefully the Saints start this draft with a fantastic pick tonight.

Here is the information on how to watch tonight’s first round:


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


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


Let’s enjoy the tension, anger, elation, agony, euphoria, shock, hilarity, and all other emotions that go along with the NFL Draft!