The 2020 NFL Draft is the first virtual player selection event in the league’s history, but despite this year’s proceedings being unprecedented in so many ways, some things about the draft never change: a stud QB goes at number one, the Patriots trade out of the first round to stockpile even more picks, and Roger Goodell gets booed. Yes, even remotely, Roger Goodell manages to get jeered. Here’s how to watch the NFL Draft for free online – live stream every round from anywhere in the world as your favorite team hunts for its next star.
It was supposed to be one of the glitziest drafts ever, taking place under the bright lights of Las Vegas to herald not only a new rookie class but the arrival of the league’s newest team – the Las Vegas Raiders, recently imported from Oakland. Instead, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is announcing picks and making dad jokes from his basement – we probably don’t need to tell you this is because of the coronavirus pandemic?Nevertheless, fans are still getting three full days of draft action, with more than 250 collegiate athletes set to realize their dreams and make the leap to the NFL. And despite the new virtual setup, the NFL Draft’s format remains unchanged.Whoever you root for on Sundays, we’re sure you’re as excited as we are to see how the 2020 rookie class takes shape. Enough chit-chat, though – here’s how to live stream the NFL Draft online and watch every round online from anywhere on the planet.
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NFL Draft live stream: how to watch online in the US for free
If you live in the US and own a TV, then you have plenty of options to watch this year’s action, as the 2020 NFL Draft is being shown on ABC, ESPN, and the NFL Network – plus ESPN Deportes for anyone who prefers Spanish language coverage.All three channels offer an online streaming option and have apps that are compatible with a wide range of devices:
Download the ABC app Download the ESPN appDownload the NFL Network app
However, to make use of these you’ll need to create an account and log-in with details of your cable provider – which poses an obvious problem if don’t have cable.This is where over-the-top streaming services come into their own, and the best deal right now is Sling TV’s Happy Hour offer, which lets you live stream the 2020 NFL Draft completely for free and gives you the NFL Network feed.After that, you could consider the Hulu + Live TV package, which gets you access to both ESPN and ABC, so you have two options for 2020 draft coverage. While it’s the most premium of Hulu’s offerings and normally costs $54.99 a month, there’s currently a FREE 1-week trial promotion – so you can watch the entire NFL Draft for free!
How to watch an NFL Draft live stream from outside your country
If you’re eager to watch the NFL Draft but find yourself abroad, you may find that access to the streaming service you normally use and pay for at home is unavailable due to geo-blocking.This is annoying, for sure, but the good news is there’s a readily available solution in the form of a VPN. This handy software changes your IP address to one back home, so you can access the 2020 NFL Draft live stream of your choice from anywhere in the world and watch the picks roll in just like you normally would.
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NFL Draft first round picks
1st pick – Cincinnati Bengals select Joe Burrow, QB, from LSU2nd pick – Washington Redskins select Chase Young, EDGE, from Ohio State3rd pick – Detroit Lions select Jeff Okudah, CB from Ohio State4th pick – NY Giants select Andrew Thomas, OT, from Georgia5th pick – Miami Dolphins select Tua Tagovailoa, QB, from Alabama6th pick – LA Chargers select Justin Herbert, QB, from Oregon7th pick – Carolina Panthers select Derrick Brown, DT, from Auburn8th pick – Arizona Cardinals select Isaiah Simmons, LB, from Clemson9th pick – Jacksonville Jaguars select C.J Henderson, CB, from Florida10th pick – Cleveland Browns select Jedrick Wills, OT, from Alabama11th pick – NY Jets select Mekhi Becton, OT, from Louisville12th pick – Las Vegas Raiders select Henry Ruggs, WR, from Alabama13th pick – Tampa Bay Buccaneers trade up one spot (San Francisco 49ers) and select Tristan Wirfs, OL, from Iowa14th pick – San Francisco 49ers select Javon Kinlaw, DL, from South Carolina15th pick – Denver Bronos select Jerry Jeudy, WR, from Alabama16th pick – Atlanta Falcons select A.J Terrell, CB, from Clemson17th pick – Dallas Cowboys select CeeDee Lamb, WR, from Oklahoma18th pick – Miami Dolphins select Austin Jackson, OL, from USC19th pick – Las Vegas Raiders select Damon Arnette, OL, from Ohio State20th pick – Jacksonville Jaguars select K’Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, from LSU21st pick – Philadelphia Eagles select Jalen Reagor, WR, from TCU22nd pick – Minnesota Vikings select Justin Jefferson, WR, from LSU23rd pick – Los Angeles Chargers (traded pick with Patriots) select Kenneth Murray, LB, from Oklahoma24th pick – New Orleans Saints select Cesar Ruiz, C, from Michigan25th pick – San Francisco 49ers (traded pick with Vikings) select Brandon Aiyuk, WR, from Arizona State26th pick – Packers select Jordan Love, QB, from Utah State27th pick – Seattle Seahawks select Jordyn Brooks, LB, from Texas Tech28th pick – Baltimore Ravens select Patrick Queen, LB, from LSU29th pick – Tennessee Titans select Isaiah WIlson, OL, from Georgia30th pick – Miami Dolphins select Noah Igbinoghene, CB, from Auburn31st pick – Minnesota Vikings select Jeff Gladney, CB, from TCU32nd pick – Kansas City Chiefs select Clyde Edwards Helaire, RB, from LSU
NFL Draft number 1 picks – a short history
Getting selected with the first pick of the NFL Draft is an honor unlike any other – but it can also be a burden. For every Cam Newton there’s a JaMarcus Russell, and for every Peyton Manning a Tim Couch. Here’s a look back at the last 35 years of NFL Draft first round picks.
2019: Kyler Murray2018: Baker Mayfield2017: Myles Garrett2016: Jared Goff2015: Jameis Winston2014: Jadeveon Clowney2013: Eric Fisher2012: Andrew Luck2011: Cam Newton2010: Sam Bradford2009: Matthew Stafford2008: Jake Long2007: JaMarcus Russell2006: Mario Williams2005: Alex Smith2004: Eli Manning2003: Carson Palmer2002: David Carr2001: Michael Vick2000: Courtney Brown1999: Tim Couch1998: Peyton Manning1997: Orlando Pace1996: Keyshawn Johnson1995: Ki-Jana Carter1994: Dan Wilkinson1993: Drew Bledsoe1992: Steve Emtman1991: Russell Maryland1990: Jeff George1989: Troy Aikman1988: Aundray Bruce1987: Vinny Testaverde1986: Bo Jackson1985: Bruce Smith