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2020 NFL Draft: TV schedule, channels, live stream & how to watch Round 1

Ashtyn Davis, Jaylinn Hawkins & Evan Weaver are likely Day 2-3 picks but c’mon, it’s the draft!

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The 2020 NFL Draft is tonight and who among us isn’t ready for some real, live sports to help with our current quarantined situation? The coronavirus has had its effect on us all yet still, the draft is going to take place as scheduled, but with some major alterations.

A completely virtual draft is expected to take place with all 32 NFL teams placing their picks remotely as their general managers, scouts and coaching staff members will be spread all throughout the country.

No California Golden Bear is expected to be drafted in Round 1 but no sport fan can’t not be excited for the draft tonight. That being said, there are a few different ways to watch the draft this evening, depending on your cable or cord-cut situations.

ESPN and NFL Network are combining services to produce one singular broadcast and the streaming services are also broadcasting the streams through their services.

ESPN and NFL Network’s coverage will be broadcast on both networks, beginning at 5 p.m. PT on Thursday and will be hosted by Trey Wingo with remote contributions from Mel Kiper Jr., Rich Eisen, Michael Irvin, Kurt Warner among others.

ABC will show a separate broadcast during Days 1 and 2, starting Thursday night, featuring Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer and Maria Taylor.

All rounds of the draft will be streamed on Watch ESPN, and fuboTV.

NFL Draft Round 1

  • When: Thursday, 5 p.m. PT
  • AWho: Who: Ashtyn Davis, Jaylinn Hawkins, Evan Weaver
  • TV: ESPN, NFL Network, ABC, ESPN Deportes
  • Radio: ESPN Radio
  • Streaming: Watch ESPN,, fuboTV (7-day free trial), SlingTV