NFL Draft 2021 Live: After months of mock drafts, evaluations and projections, the league’s 86th annual “player selection meeting” is set to kick off Thursday with the first round. The second and third rounds will take place on Friday, and the final four rounds will be completed on Saturday.
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What time does the 2021 NFL draft start?
The first round of the NFL draft will begin Thursday, April 29, at 8 p.m. ET. Day 2 of the NFL draft will begin Friday, April 30, at 7 p.m. ET. Day 3 of the NFL draft will begin Saturday, May 1, at noon ET.
Where will the 2021 NFL draft take place?
After going virtual in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NFL draft is back on location as Cleveland will host this year’s event. The draft will occur across downtown Cleveland locations that include FirstEnergy Stadium (home of the Browns), the Great Lakes Science Center and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and a select number of prospects will take the stage.
What’s the first-round order for the 2021 NFL draft?
- Jacksonville Jaguars
- New York Jets
- San Francisco 49ers (from Houston Texans through Miami Dolphins)
- Atlanta Falcons
- Cincinnati Bengals
- Miami Dolphins (from Philadelphia Eagles)
- Detroit Lions
- Carolina Panthers
- Denver Broncos
- Dallas Cowboys
- New York Giants
- Philadelphia Eagles (from San Francisco 49ers through Miami Dolphins)
- Los Angeles Chargers
- Minnesota Vikings
- New England Patriots
- Arizona Cardinals
- Las Vegas Raiders
- Miami Dolphins
- Washington Football Team
- Chicago Bears
- Indianapolis Colts
- Tennessee Titans
- New York Jets (from Seattle Seahawks)
- Pittsburgh Steelers
- Jacksonville Jaguars (from Los Angeles Rams)
- Cleveland Browns
- Baltimore Ravens
- New Orleans Saints
- Green Bay Packers
- Buffalo Bills
- Baltimore Ravens (from Kansas City Chiefs)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
NFL DRAFT: Complete order for all seven rounds