What time does NFL draft start? Estimated times for every team’s Round 1 pick

What time does NFL draft start? Estimated times for every team’s Round 1 pick


The 2024 NFL Draft, one of the most important events on the league’s calendar, is upon us! The 89th annual draft, is where 257 prospects will be selected over three days, through the process that involves each of 32 teams choosing from a pool of eligible players to add to their rosters. 

This could be a potential record-breaking draft if teams follow the expected path, this year’s draft could see the most offensive players ever selected in the first round, adding an extra layer of excitement to the event. 

As the first name will be called in a few hours, the tension is palpable. The countless NFL mock drafts and predictions are about to be put to the test, revealing whether they were spot on or completely off the mark. 

Here is everything you need to know for the 2024 NFL Draft. We went one step further and are giving the estimated time your team will be on the clock for its first-round pick on Thursday. 

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When is the 2024 NFL draft?

The 2024 NFL draft is scheduled to take place over three days from April 25 to 27. The first round will be held on Day 1 on Thursday, April 25, Rounds 2-3 on Day 2 on Friday, April 26, and Rounds 4-7 on Day 3 on Saturday, April 27.

Where is the 2024 NFL Draft?

The 2024 NFL Draft will be hosted in Detroit’s downtown area, including at the Campus Martius Park and Hart Plaza.

2024 NFL draft: How to watch on cable TV and streaming

  • When: April 25-27, 2024
  • Where: Campus Martius Park and Hart Plaza, Detroit, Michigan
  • Cable: ESPN; ABC; NFL Network
  • Streaming: NFL+; ESPN+; Hulu+ Live TV; fuboTV

How to watch: Catch all seven rounds of the 2024 NFL Draft with a subscription to fuboTV

2024 NFL Draft order and estimated pick time

The 2024 NFL Draft coverage will begin at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN, and the draft itself will start at 8 p.m. ET. Each team in the first round will have ten minutes to decide and submit their pick.

This time limit will decrease to seven minutes for the second round on Friday, and five minutes for the third through sixth rounds on Saturday. Teams will only have four minutes to make their draft picks in the seventh and final round. 

The broadcast itself is about 3-4 hours, so the times below are a rough estimate based on the 10-minute time limit.

  1. Chicago Bears (via trade with Carolina), estimated pick time 8 p.m.-8:10 p.m. ET
  2. Washington Commanders, estimated pick time 8:10 p.m.-8:20 p.m. ET
  3. New England Patriots, estimated pick time 8:20 p.m.-8:30 p.m. ET
  4. Arizona Cardinals, estimated pick time 8:30 p.m.-8:40 p.m. ET
  5. Los Angeles Chargers, estimated pick time 8:40 p.m.-8:50 p.m. ET
  6. New York Giants, estimated pick time 8:50 p.m.-9:00 p.m. ET
  7. Tennessee Titans, estimated pick time 9:00 p.m.-9:10 p.m. ET
  8. Atlanta Falcons, estimated pick time 9:10 p.m.-9:20 p.m. ET
  9. Chicago Bears, estimated pick time 9:20 p.m.-9:30 p.m. ET
  10. New York Jets, estimated pick time 9:30 p.m.-9:40 p.m. ET
  11. Minnesota Vikings, estimated pick time 9:40 p.m.-9:50 p.m. ET
  12. Denver Broncos, estimated pick time 9:50 p.m.-10:00 p.m. ET
  13. Las Vegas Raiders, estimated pick time 10:00 p.m.-10:10 p.m. ET
  14. New Orleans Saints, estimated pick time 10:10 p.m.-10:20 p.m. ET
  15. Indianapolis Colts, estimated pick time 10:20 p.m.-10:30 p.m. ET
  16. Seattle Seahawks, estimated pick time 10:30 p.m.-10:40 p.m. ET
  17. Jacksonville Jaguars, estimated pick time 10:40 p.m.-10:50 p.m. ET
  18. Cincinnati Bengals, estimated pick time 10:50 p.m.-11:00 p.m. ET
  19. Los Angeles Rams, estimated pick time 11:00 p.m.-11:10 p.m. ET
  20. Pittsburgh Steelers, estimated pick time 11:10 p.m.-11:20 p.m. ET
  21. Miami Dolphins, estimated pick time 11:20 p.m.-11:30 p.m. ET
  22. Philadelphia Eagles, estimated pick time 11:30 p.m.-11:40 p.m. ET
  23. Minnesota Vikings (from Cleveland via Houston), estimated pick time 11:40 p.m.-11:50 a.m. ET
  24. Dallas Cowboys, estimated pick time 11:50 p.m.-12:00 a.m. ET
  25. Green Bay Packers, estimated pick time 12:00 a.m.-12:10 a.m. ET
  26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, estimated pick time 12:10 a.m.-12:20 a.m. ET
  27. Arizona Cardinals (from Houston), estimated pick time 12:20 a.m.-12:30 a.m. ET
  28. Buffalo Bills, estimated pick time 12:30 a.m.-12:40 a.m. ET
  29. Detroit Lions, estimated pick time 12:40 a.m.-12:50 a.m. ET
  30. Baltimore Ravens, estimated pick time 12:50 a.m.-1:00 a.m. ET
  31. San Francisco 49ers, estimated pick time 1:00 a.m.-1:10 a.m. ET
  32. Kansas City Chiefs, estimated pick time 1:10 a.m.-1:20 a.m. ET

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