2024 NFL Draft start time, location, and how to watch

  • When does the NFL Draft start?
  • How to watch the NFL Draft
  • Where is the NFL Draft?
  • Full first-round draft order
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The NFL Draft is the biggest offseason event of the most popular sport in the United States. Last year, over 54 million people watched the draft, and that number could climb in 2024.

Fans of every team will wait anxiously as time winds down on each pick. The Pittsburgh Steelers have seven selections in this year's draft. After an impressive draft haul from Omar Khan in his first year as general manager, the Steelers will have a chance to build the foundation of their roster with another great draft class this year.

While fans can wait until after the draft to see the results, they would be missing out on all the fun. Not everyone will be able to plant themselves on the couch for this three-day event, but here's what you need to know so you don't miss the 2024 NFL Draft.

When does the NFL Draft start?

The NFL Draft will begin promptly at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, April 25th. Pre-draft coverage will begin beforehand on NFL Network. Here are the start times and dates for all three days of the 2024 draft:

  • Round 1: Thursday, April 25 at 8 p.m. ET
  • Rounds 2-3: Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. ET
  • Rounds 4-7: Saturday, April 27 at noon ET

How to watch the NFL Draft

The 2024 NFL Draft will be aired nationally on ESPN, ABC, and NFL Network. Fans without access to cable TV can watch the NFL Draft and can stream the draft on Hulu+, YouTube TV, or with a free seven-day trial to FuboTV.

Where is the 2024 NFL Draft?

The 2024 NFL Draft will be held at Campus Martius Park and Hart Plaza in Detroit Michigan. Fans can show up to watch the draft live and enjoy the festivities on all three days from April 25th to 27th. There will be concessions and vendors for those in attendance.

First-round draft order

1. Chicago (from Carolina)
2. Washington
3. New England
4. Arizona
5. Los Angeles Chargers
6. New York Giants
7. Tennessee
8. Atlanta
9. Chicago
10. New York Jets
11. Minnesota
12. Denver
13. Las Vegas
14. New Orleans
15. Indianapolis
16. Seattle
17. Jacksonville
18. Cincinnati
19. Los Angeles Rams
20. Pittsburgh
21. Miami
22. Philadelphia
23. Minnesota (from Cleveland through Houston)
24. Dallas
25. Green Bay
26. Tampa Bay
27. Arizona (from Houston)
28. Buffalo
29. Detroit
30. Baltimore
31. San Francisco
32. Kansas City