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Folks, I am both filled with excitement and dread as we head into the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft on Thursday night. This year’s event is one step closer to what was “normal” before the pandemic altered everything in 2020. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will take the stage in Cleveland, Ohio — to a myriad of “boos” to be sure — and will be congratulating and greeting players as they’re picked.

However, just because the theatrics are returning to what we’re all familiar seeing, doesn’t mean that the scouting process isn’t still facing challenges. There was no Scouting Combine in Indy or in-person meetings, just Pro Day workouts and a whole lot of Zoom calls. Is that enough?

The Eagles are going into the draft with 11 total picks, beginning with No. 12 overall — a spot they traded back for with the Dolphins. General Manager Howie Roseman spoke to reporters last week and mentioned that the choice had to do with getting more draft capital (a first-round draft pick in 2022) and feeling comfortable with 12 players in the draft class.

Philadelphia’s roster is short depth at a lot of positions, so it’ll be interesting to see what Roseman and Co. prioritize with their first few picks. With so many questions heading into a new season with a new head coach and new starting quarterback, how the team drafts will (hopefully) give us a little glimpse into what they’re planning.

How to Watch Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft

Time: 8:00 PM ET

Date: Thursday, April 29

TV: NFL Network, ESPN and ABC

Online: FuboTV, SlingTV NFL Network, ESPN


  • Rounds 2 and 3 — 7:00 PM ET, Friday, April 30
  • Rounds 4 thru 7 — 12:00 PM ET, Saturday, May 1


  • 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. 12 overall (From San Francisco through Miami)
  • Round 2: No. 37 overall
  • Round 3: No. 70 overall
  • Round 3: No. 84 (From Indianapolis)
  • Round 4: No. 123 (From Miami)
  • Round 5: No. 150 overall
  • Round 6: No. 189 overall
  • Round 6: No. 224 overall (Compensatory selection)
  • Round 6: No. 225 overall (Compensatory selection)
  • Round 7: No. 234 overall
  • Round 7: No. 240 overall (From San Francisco)

NFL Draft Order (First Round)

1) Jacksonville Jaguars

2) New York Jets

3) San Francisco 49ers (from Houston Texans through Miami Dolphins)

4) Atlanta Falcons

5) Cincinnati Bengals

6) Miami Dolphins (from Philadelphia Eagles)

7) Detroit Lions

8) Carolina Panthers

9) Denver Broncos

10) Dallas Cowboys

11) New York Giants

12) Philadelphia Eagles (from San Francisco 49ers through Miami Dolphins)

13) Los Angeles Chargers

14) Minnesota Vikings

15) New England Patriots

16) Arizona Cardinals

17) Las Vegas Raiders

18) Miami Dolphins

19) Washington Football Team

20) Chicago Bears

21) Indianapolis Colts

22) Tennessee Titans

23) New York Jets (from Seattle Seahawks)

24) Pittsburgh Steelers

25) Jacksonville Jaguars (from Los Angeles Rams)

26) Cleveland Browns

27) Baltimore Ravens

28) New Orleans Saints

29) Green Bay Packers

30) Buffalo Bills

31) Baltimore Ravens (from Kansas City Chiefs)

32) Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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