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NFL Draft 2020: Start Time, TV Schedule, Live Streaming, Picks, Order, and More


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We usually only get about 5 months of football before eagerly filling the next 7 months with roster changes, offseason workouts, and eventually training camp. The NFL Draft has always been one of the highlights of the offseason; a way to shake off the final months of winter and embrace the new beginnings of the next football season.

This year is different.

The 2020 NFL Draft will kick-off with commissioner Roger Goodell officially starting the clock from his basement. Fifty-eight prospects will be logging on and participating in the league’s first virtual draft and teams will be handling their big boards remotely.

Fans have no idea what to expect, and I am, admittedly, intrigued with how the new setup will jump start my excitement for an offseason and regular season that continue to remain questionable.

This was finally the year that the Eagles had more than just a handful of picks, and Howie Roseman had the draft capital to either make big moves (again) or load the team with a lot of young talent. But, with limited Combine performances, no Pro Days or in-person interviews and try-outs, not to mention a lack of medical checks, this year’s draft class is more of a gamble than in years past.

The Eagles scouting department is skilled in finding diamonds in the rough, and their record of in-season additions means they work well with somewhat limited film and information. Even still, there’s a lot more mystery surrounding this year’s haul, and the group will have an interesting offseason, to say the least.

So, while all the physical attributes are important, and whether they fit into the locker room culture is still at the top of traits to look for, I am far more interested in how well these players study film and take initiative. It’s all the things these rookies will do off the field and away from the facility over the next few months that will likely matter most in the midst of a global pandemic.

Everything might look different when the NFL Draft opens Thursday night, but the one thing I can count on is thousands of people booing the commissioner from their couches while donning their finest (and probably most comfortable) Eagles gear.

How to Watch Round 1 of the 2020 NFL Draft

Time: 8:00 PM ET
Date: Thursday, April 23
TV: NFL Network, ESPN and ABC
Online: FuboTV, SlingTV NFL Network, ESPN


  • Rounds 2 and 3 — 7:00 PM ET, Friday, April 24
  • Rounds 4 thru 7 — 12:00 PM ET, Saturday, April 25


  • Round 1 — 10 minutes per pick
  • Round 2 — Seven minutes per pick
  • Rounds 3 through 6, including compensatory picks — Five minutes per pick
  • Rounds 7, including compensatory picks — Four minutes per pick


  • Round 1 — No. 21
  • Round 2 — No. 53
  • Round 3 — No. 103 (compensatory)
  • Round 4 — No. 127
  • Round 4 — No. 145 (compensatory)
  • Round 4 — No. 146 (compensatory)
  • Round 5 — No. 168
  • Round 6 — No. 190

NFL Draft Order (First Round)

1) Cincinnati Bengals

2) Washington

3) Detroit Lions

4) New York Giants

5) Miami Dolphins

6) Los Angeles Chargers

7) Carolina Panthers

8) Arizona Cardinals

9) Jacksonville Jaguars

10) Cleveland Browns

11) New York Jets

12) Las Vegas Raiders

13) San Francisco 49ers

14) Tampa Bay Buccaneers

15) Denver Broncos

16) Atlanta Falcons

17) Dallas Cowboys

18) Miami Dolphins

19) Las Vegas Raiders

20) Jacksonville Jaguars

21) Philadelphia Eagles

22) Minnesota Vikings

23) New England Patriots

24) New Orleans Saints

25) Minnesota Vikings

26) Miami Dolphins

27) Seattle Seahawks

28) Baltimore Ravens

29) Tennessee Titans

30) Green Bay Packers

31) San Francisco 49ers

32) Kansas City Chiefs

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