The NFL Draft 2021 live stream began with the 1st round on Thursday, followed by the 2nd & 3rd rounds yesterday and concluding with rounds 4 through 7 today (Saturday, May 1) at 12:00 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT. It will air on ESPN, ABC and the NFL Network.
The NFL Draft 2021 live stream is here, and it will showcase college football’s biggest names as they find out where they'll make their NFL dreams come true.
As expected, Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence was first off the board in Thursday's round 1 — he's gone to the Jacksonville Jaguars — while fellow quarterbacks Zach Wilson (New York Jets) and Trey Lance (San Francisco 49ers) were the next picks, making it a QB 1-2-3.
Among the highlights in rounds 2 and 3 yesterday, meanwhile, were Elijah Moore to the Jets, the Broncos picking up North Carolina running back Javonte Williams and Richie Grant going to the Atlanta Falcons. There's still plenty more to come in rounds 4-7 today (Saturday, May 1) — and you can watch it all via an NFL Draft 2021 live stream.
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The Philadelphia Eagles have the most draft picks this year with 11, while the Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets, New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and Jacksonville Jaguars all hold 10 selections. The Seattle Seahawks have just three picks to make, the fewest in the NFL.
Like just about everything last year, the NFL held a draft remotely in 2020, with league commissioner Roger Goodell announcing picks from his basement.
Though the 2021 draft will have remote aspects to it, it will feature more of the “old'' normal. The NFL Draft 2021 live stream will be held across different parts of Cleveland, Ohio including FirstEnergy Stadium — the home of the Browns — and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Goodell revealed last week he has been fully vaccinated and will be allowed to hug draftees in attendance, as part of the usual tradition.
Here's how to watch NFL Draft 2021 wherever you are.
How to watch the NFL Draft 2021 live stream with a VPN
Don't worry if you're out of the country, because you can keep using the streaming services you already pay for to watch an NFL Draft 2021 live stream anywhere in the world. With the help of a virtual private network (VPN), you can watch all three days of the draft, without being thwarted by geo-fenced restrictions.
Our pick for the best VPN is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). Not only does it deliver fast internet speeds, but it's also incredibly simply to use. It also works on practically any device, from iOS and Android to streaming devices such as the Amazon Fire TV Stick and Apple TV and game consoles like PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Our favorite VPN service, ExpressVPN, is a top choice for anyone who wants to watch the NFL Draft 2021 online. It's got a solid mix of safety, speed and ease-of-use. Plus, you get 3 months free if you sign up for a year, and there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you just want to give it a try.
How to watch an NFL Draft 2021 live stream in the US
Folks in America have a pretty good shot of watching the NFL Draft 2021 live stream on the channel of their choice — or at least one that doesn't cost much to get.
Since the NFL Draft 2021 is on ABC, ESPN and the NFL Network, it's available on almost every service, including Sling TV, YouTube TV, Philo, Fubo TV and AT&T TV Now.
Of these options, we recommend Sling TV (opens in new tab) and Fubo TV (opens in new tab). Sling gives you a couple of options for catching the NFL Draft 2021 live stream: if you sign up to Sling Orange, you can watch the Draft on ESPN, whereas if you go for Sling Blue you can tune in to the NFL Network's coverage. Both cost $35 a month, or you can get them together for $50 a month.
Fubo is our other recommendation here because, well, you care enough about sports that you want to watch the NFL Draft, and Fubo is made for sports fans. It's got a 1-week free trial right now.
Sling TV (opens in new tab): ESPN is on Sling Orange, one of the service's three packages, which also includes the Disney Channel, ESPN2 and ESPN3. NFL Network is on Sling Blue.
If you love sports, you probably want to check out Fubo.TV (opens in new tab). It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front. The channel lineup includes ESPN, as well as other top networks including Bravo, FX, MTV and USA.
If you're OK with ABC's coverage (which may not be as in depth as the NFL Network's), you can also watch the draft for free on your ABC channel with Locast (opens in new tab), a not-for-profit that has apps for Amazon Fire, Android, iOS, Roku and Apple TV.
How can I watch the NFL Draft 2021 online in the UK
For once, the UK gets an early draft start time, with Round 5 starting at 5 p.m. rather than midnight or later. Sky Sports, which can be acquired with a Now TV (opens in new tab) day pass, has the coverage.
How to watch the NFL Draft 2021 online in Canada
Canadians have multiple options for how to watch the NFL Draft 2021 live stream online. The top pick, we'd say, is TSN (opens in new tab), which is available via TSN.ca and the TSN app. Saturday's Round 4-7 coverage (from ESPN) will be on TSN.ca as well as via the TSN app.
ABC affiliates in Canada will also broadcast the draft, and Canadians with the NFL Network can also watch there.