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NFL Draft 2018: Schedule, Dates, Times, TV Broadcast, Radio Coverage, Online Streaming, And More

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Want to follow the 2018 NFL Draft live but not sure exactly when and how? The answers you’re searching for can be found at Battle Red Blog.

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On Thursday night, the 2018 NFL Draft begins. It spans three days, but the start times and machinations between picks vary, so it’s good to know what’s going on when each night of the draft.

The 2018 NFL Draft begins in Arlington, Texas on Thursday evening and will go on for three days. Houston will have to wait until Saturday to make their first pick as it stands now. From Thursday to Saturday, young men will find out where they will work for the next four or five years of their life. Here is all the information you need to watch the draft this weekend.

Round One:

Coverage begins Thursday, April 26th at 7 p.m. CDT. It will air on NFL Network, FOX, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN Deportes.

Rounds Two and Three:

Coverage begins Friday, April 27th at 6 p.m. CDT. It will air on NFL Network, FOX, ESPN and ESPN2.

Rounds Four to Seven:

Coverage begins Saturday, April 28th at 11 a.m. CDT. A simulcast of ESPN’s broadcast will air on ABC, and it will air on the NFL Network too.

The 2018 NFL Draft can also be streamed on, ESPN apps, Fox Sports app, or fuboTV.


Round 1: 10 minutes.

Round 2: 7 minutes.

Rounds 3-6: 5 minutes.

Round 7: 4 minutes.

RADIO BROADCAST: ESPN Radio on Thursday and Friday.

Battle Red Blog will be here all week following along with the news and providing analysis of the Texans’ picks. You can find all of our posts for the 2018 NFL Draft here.