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NFL Draft 2021
The NFL Draft is an annual player recruitment event that sees players, largely from the College Football ranks get selected by teams in the National Football League. Each team is given a draft position in reverse order, relative to its record in the previous season, which means the worst team picks first. Teams can and often do trade away draft picks, both before and during the NFL Draft so these moves should always be considered when thinking of betting on the NFL Draft.
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2021 NFL Draft FAQ
The 2021 NFL draft takes place between April 29 – May 1, 2021. This year’s NFL Draft is the 86th annual meeting and unlike last year’s virtual event, the draft will be back on the road and heading the Cleveland Ohio in 2021. The First Round of the 2021 NFL Draft is scheduled to start on April 29th, at 8:00 p.m ET, and will be aired on NFL Network, ESPN and ABC.
The 2021 NFL Draft starts on Thursday, April 29, at 8:00 p.m. ET with the first-round picks. The second day of the draft starts on Friday, April 30, at 7:00 p.m. ET for the second and third-round picks. The third and final day of the 2021 NFL Draft is Saturday, May 1, kicking off at noon ET where rounds 4-7 will take place.
The 2021 NFL Draft location in Cleveland, Ohio. After the Cleveland Browns slew what was the NFL’s longest playoff drought last year, reaching the postseason for the first time since 2002, Clevelanders will be in good spirits come draft night.
2020 had originally been set to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada but the NFL Draft switched to a remote, conference call draft in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic. The original hosts of the 2020 NFL Draft Las Vegas will now host next year’s NFL draft in 2022 instead.
There are seven rounds in the NFL Draft 2021, with 32 picks per round. The first round will take place on Thursday, April 29. The second, and third rounds, will take place on Friday, April 30, with Rounds Four, Five, Six, and Seven taking place on Saturday, May 1st.
The 2021 NFL Draft coverage starts at 8 p.m. ET on April 29th and will be shown Live on NFL Network, ESPN, and ABC. Also, you can live stream the NFL Draft on the WatchESPN app or the NFL Mobile app and through streaming services such as Sling TV or YouTube TV.
If you’re wondering how you can watch the 2021 NFL Draft, you’ll be delighted with the range of options available. You can watch it on TV on the NFL Network, ESPN and ABC. You can live stream the NFL Draft on the WatchESPN app, the NFL Mobile app, or use streaming services such as Sling TV or YouTube TV.
Trevor Lawrence will very likely be drafted first in the 2021 NFL draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Clemson quarterback has been in the spotlight and a presumptive First Overall Pick in the Draft since his High School days, and it’s hard to see any other outcome on draft night. The sportsbooks also agree as he has odds of around -20000 to be selected first overall, meaning you would win just 50 cents for a $100 wager.
The 2021 NFL Draft is a free football festival that enables fans of all teams to get up close and personal with the new players added to their team, with record Draft attendances seen since the NFL’s decision to take the show on the road and make more of an event of the NFL Draft.
Between 1965 and 2014 the NFL Draft was held in various locations throughout New York City before the NFL opened the host location to a bidding process. Chicago won the bid to host the next two NFL drafts in 2015/2016 and since then Dallas, Philadelphia, and Nashville have hosted the NFL Draft.
The NFL Draft order for 2021 is set, but we have already seen some first-round moves, and more are expected on draft night,. As things currently stand the Jacksonville Jaguars hold the First Overall Pick after finishing the 2020 season with a league-worst 1-15 record. The New York Jets sit in second, with the San Francisco 49ers now holding the third pick, having traded up to take the pick off the Houston Texans, with Atlanta holding the fourth pick, and the Cincinnati Bengals rounding off the top-5.