How to watch the 2024 NFL Draft with & without cable: full streaming guide

Let’s look at how you can catch the 2024 NFL Draft broadcast as it happens in Detroit.
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The 2024 NFL Draft is almost upon us, bringing another crop of 250 or so college prospects into the game they've loved for so long with the intention of making their long-held dreams come true. Standing in their way are last year's rookies along with a host of veterans equally intent on extending their careers a bit longer.

For each team, the NFL Draft represents the chance to lay a long-term foundation with young talent in a cost-controlled system. The best teams in the league find a way to come away with new starters every year in the draft and important "glue" guys—role players and special teamers. Other teams swing-and-miss at frustrating rates and continue to pick early each year in the draft order.

With so much intrigue and a lot of exciting storylines in this year's class, we've got all the information you need to catch the 2024 NFL Draft.

Where is the 2024 NFL Draft being held?

Detroit, Michigan was selected to host this year's NFL Draft after the event concluded in Kansas City, Missouri last year.

When does the 2024 NFL Draft begin?

This year's draft opens on Thursday, April 25 with the first round, which will include the first 32 picks in the draft order. The Chicago Bears currently hold the first pick overall.

How many rounds are in the 2024 NFL Draft?

The NFL Draft consists of 7 rounds overall. The first round is always held on the opening Thursday night, starting at 7:00 p.m. C.T.. On Friday night at 6:00 p.m. C.T., the second and third rounds will get underway. Then on Saturday beginning at 11:00 a.m. C.T., the fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh rounds are held.

How can I catch the 2024 NFL Draft on TV?

If you're looking for how you can watch the draft on television, you can catch every round on NFL Network or ESPN. ABC will also carry part of the proceedings.

What if I need a streaming option to watch the 2024 NFL Draft?

For those wanting streaming options, you can’t go wrong with a subscription (or even free trial) with our friends at FuboTV. You can also watch via ESPN+ or a broadcast via the NFL’s official website.