What time is the NFL Draft tonight?

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The long-awaited 2024 NFL Draft is finally here, a night usually highly anticipated for every team in the league. But this year feels a bit different, with so many potentially franchise-changing decisions set to be made throughout the course of the weekend.

From the Bears, Commanders, and Patriots all likely choosing their next starting quarterback to the Giants and Vikings hoping to trade up to snag one for themselves, it feels like a draft befitting of the phrase, "expect the unexpected."

A lot can happen over the next three days, making it even more fun to watch it all unfold.

What time does Round 1 of the NFL Draft start?

The first round of this year's draft will begin at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday night. The Chicago Bears are expected to make the first overall pick around 8:15 p.m., despite everyone already knowing who they will inevitably select.

First round draft order:

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

If everything starts on time, the Patriots should be on the clock no later than 8:35 p.m.

What time does Round 2 of the NFL Draft start?

After a thrilling night one of the draft, rounds 2 and 3 will begin at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, April 26.

What time does Day 3 of the NFL Draft start?

Finishing out the weekend for the 2024 NFL Draft, rounds 4-7 will begin at Noon ET on Saturday, April 27.

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