When is the 2024 NFL Draft?

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The NFL Draft is the biggest event of the offseason for the National Football League. Plans for draft parties are being made, and millions of fans will plant themselves in front of the TV as the anticipation builds up until their team is on the clock.

A good draft class can quickly reshape a franchise in disarray. Last year, the Pittsburgh Steelers landed an impressive haul in Omar Khan's first draft as general manager, while the Houston Texans hit the reset button on their stagnant franchise by landing QB C.J. Stroud and EDGE Will Anderson Jr.

Once the NFL Draft begins, trade talks swirl as teams look to trade up, and there are sure to be jaw-dropping selections made early in the draft that nobody saw coming.

The biggest offseason event in professional sports is sure to come with a flood of emotions, and you won't want to miss the action. So when is the 2024 NFL Draft and how can you be sure to watch?

When is the 2024 NFL Draft?

The NFL Draft will begin on Thursday, April 25th at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The 2024 NFL Draft will air nationally on ESPN, ABC, and NFL Network. You can stream the draft with subscriptions to YouTube TV, Hulu+, or with a seven-day free trial to Fubo TV.

How many rounds are in the NFL Draft?

There are seven rounds in the NFL Draft. The number of rounds has fluctuated over the years, and there have been as many as twenty rounds. However, the NFL has kept the seven-round format for 30 years as they first experimented with it in 1994.

Full 2024 NFL Draft schedule:

  • 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

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