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The NFL draft 2021 will be live from Cleveland starting Thursday on ABC, ESPN and NFL Network. Here's how to live stream the event.

NFL Draft 2021 Live Free Stream, Reddit: How to watch

The NFL draft 2021 live stream will be live from Cleveland starting Thursday on ABC, ESPN and NFL Network. You can watch it all live, no cable TV required. You can catch all the football action by visiting nfl.com activate

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Here’s everything you need to know to watch the 2021 NFL Draft, regardless of your platform of choice: How to watch NFL Draft 2021: Live stream online without cable, TV channel, First Round start time, full schedule. The NFL draft will return to a live, in-person event in 2021 after the COVID-19 pandemic forced a virtual presentation in 2020. Cleveland will serve as the backdrop for the latest group of NFL hopefuls. The ABC broadcast will feature a more college football-friendly broadcast, with the “College GameDay” cast of Rece Davis, Maria Taylor, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, and David Pollack providing coverage. Todd McShay and Jesse Palmer will also be a part of the ABC broadcasts as well.

When is the NFL draft?

The NFL draft will be broadcast on ABC, ESPN, ESPN Deportes and NFL Network. Here’s the TV schedule:

Day 1

What: Round 1

When: Thursday, April 29

Start time: 8:00 p.m. ET

TV Channel: ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes

Live stream: ESPN.com, NFL.com, ESPN app, NFL mobile app

Radio: ESPN Radio

Day 2

What: Rounds 2-3

When: Friday, April 30

Start time: 7:00 p.m. ET

TV Channel: ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes

Live stream: ESPN.com, NFL.com, ESPN app, NFL mobile app

Radio: ESPN Radio

Day 3

What: Rounds 4-7

When: Saturday, May 1

Start time: 12:00 p.m. ET

TV Channel: ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes

Live stream: ESPN.com, NFL.com, ESPN app, NFL mobile app

Radio: ESPN Radio

On ESPN, Mike Greenberg will serve as host for the first two nights of the draft alongside Mel Kiper Jr., Louis Riddick, Booger McFarland, Chris Mortensen, Adam Schefter and Suzy Kolber. On ABC, Rece Davis will host with Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and Todd McShay from one set, and Maria Taylor will host from another set with Jesse Palmer and David Pollack. For the third day of the draft on Saturday, ABC and ESPN will combine forces with Davis, Kiper, McShay, Riddick, Mortensen and Schefter covering rounds four through seven.

How to live steam the 2021 NFL Draft for free without cable

Anybody with access to ABC, a broadcast TV network, can watch the entire NFL Draft for free without cable.

Those without a broadcast TV can stream the draft for free with YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV and fuboTV using the services’ trial options. (Cancel the subscription after the draft and be charged nothing).

How can I watch the draft live?

Watch live for free: ABC will air all three days of the draft. If you have an over-the-air antenna hooked up to your TV and get your local ABC station, you can watch for free.

Subscription options: The NFL draft will be broadcast on ABC ESPN, ESPN Deportes and the NFL Network. There will also be a livestream on the WatchESPN app or the NFL Mobile app (or ESPN.com or NFL.com). One caveat: You will need to prove you have a TV subscription (from a cable or satellite provider or live TV streaming service) that includes ESPN or the NFL Network in order to watch live on either app. 

Cable TV cord-cutters have a number of options for watching the draft via a live TV streaming service, detailed below. 

Sling TV

Carries ESPN and NFL Network

Sling TV does not feature ABC, but its $35-a-month Orange plan includes ESPN, and the $35-a-month Blue plan includes NFL Network. You can bundle the Orange and Blue plans together for $50 to increase your draft viewing options. Read our Sling TV review.

YouTube TV

Carries ABC, ESPN and NFL Network

YouTube TV costs $65 a month and includes ABC, ESPN and NFL Network. Plug in your ZIP code on its welcome page to see which local networks are available in your area. Read our YouTube TV review.

FuboTV

Carries ABC, ESPN and NFL Network

FuboTV costs $65 per month and includes ABC, ESPN and NFL Network. Click here to see which local channels you get. Read our FuboTV review.

Hulu with Live TV

Carries ABC, ESPN and ESPN Deportes

Hulu with Live TV costs $65 a month and includes ABC and ESPN but not NFL Network. ESPN Deportes is part of the $5-a-month Español Add-on. Click the “View channels in your area” link on its welcome page to see which local channels are offered in your ZIP code. Read our Hulu with Live TV review.

AT&T TV

Caries ABC, ESPN and ESPN Deportes

AT&T TV’s basic $70-a-month package includes ABC and ESPN, the $95-a-month plan includes ESPN Deportes, but none of its plans include NFL Network. You can use its channel lookup tool to see which local channels are available where you live. Read our AT&T TV Now review.

NFL Draft mock drafts, news and rumors

Follow ProFootballTalk for more draft coverage, mock drafts, news and analysis. Check out Chris Simms’ 2021 NFL mock draft here and PFT’s one (and only) mock draft here.

Final Words about NFL Draft 2021

NFL Draft 2021 live stream: All of the live TV streaming services above offer free trials, allow you to cancel anytime and require a solid internet connection. Looking for more information? Check out our live-TV streaming services guide. a broadcast TV network, can watch the entire NFL Draft for free without cable.

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