NFL Draft – 2019: We’ve had the combine, pro days and workouts. We’ve gone through countless mock drafts. And now, finally, it’s here — the 2019 NFL Draft begins in a matter of hours.
So, exactly when does it get underway? And how long does the draft last? We’re glad you asked. Let’s go over absolutely everything you need to know about the 2019 draft right here:
When is the 2019 NFL Draft?
This year’s draft starts on Thursday, April 25, and runs through Saturday, April 27.
The entire weekend schedule is as follows:
Thursday, April 25: Round 1 (8 p.m. ET)
Friday, April 26: Rounds 2-3 (7 p.m. ET)
Saturday, April 27: Rounds 4-7 (12 p.m. ET)
Where is the 2019 NFL Draft?
For the first time ever, this year’s draft will be held in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.
The draft’s main stage will be assembled at First and Broadway and also play host to free draft-week concerts by Tim McGraw and Dierks Bentley, among others. Selection Square, where team tables are set up and club representatives make their picks, will be held at the city’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, home of the Nashville Symphony.
Nashville playing host to the 2019 draft marks the fifth location of the draft in six years. After 50 straight years in New York City, where it was most recently held at Radio City Music Hall, the draft has stopped in Chicago (Auditorium Theatre), Philadelphia (Museum of Art) and Arlington (AT&T Stadium) since 2015.
How do I watch the draft?
Here are all your options to catch the draft on TV or via live stream:
Thursday: ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes
Friday: ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes
Saturday: ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes
Live stream: fuboTV (try for free), NFL.com/Watch
You can also catch live coverage on CBS Sports HQ and CBSSports.com, where we’ll accompany our draft trackers with grades on each and every pick as they’re made.
Live coverage: CBS Sports HQ, CBS Sports Draft Tracker (full draft order)
If you want the best of the best draft projections, don’t miss Ryan Wilson’s seven-round mock featuring all 254 pick predictions. You can also find seven-round mock drafts, team needs and prospect big boards for all 32 NFL teams right here on CBSSports.com.
Where can I find more info on the draft?
CBSSports.com has all the latest on draft news and rumors leading up to, during and after the actual event. Keep it locked here and on our Draft page for 24/7 coverage.