2020 NFL Draft Schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2020 NFL Draft Schedule is set and kicks off with round one on Thursday, April 23.

The draft was previously scheduled to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, but the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic forced those plans to be canceled. Instead, selections for the 2020 NFL Draft will take place via videoconferencing from their homes.

First-round selections will be announced by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell from his home in Bronxville, N.Y.

Round one of the 2020 NFL Draft begins at 8:00pm ET and it will be televised by the NFL Network and ESPN. The draft will also be available on broadcast television via ABC with its own distinct telecast for the first three rounds.

ABC will the simulcast the NFL Network and ESPN feed for rounds four through seven. Streaming will also be available for all rounds via the NFL and ESPN apps and at NFL.com/Watch.

Rounds two and three of the NFL Draft begin at 7:00pm ET on Friday, April 24. The final rounds of the draft, rounds four through seven, will begin at 12:00pm ET on Saturday, April 25.

The Cincinnati Bengals have the first pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Below is the order of selections for the entire first round:

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

You can view the full draft order for all seven rounds over at NFL.com.


Round 1 – Thursday, April 23

  • Time: 8:00pm ET
  • TV: ABC, ESPN, NFL Network

Rounds 2-3 – Friday, April 24

  • Time: 7:00pm ET
  • TV: ABC, ESPN, NFL Network

Rounds 4-7 – Saturday, April 25

  • Time: 12:00pm ET
  • TV: ABC, ESPN, NFL Network


  • Round 1: 10 minutes per selection.
  • Round 2: Seven minutes per selection.
  • Rounds 3 through 6, including compensatory picks: Five minutes per selection.
  • Round 7, including compensatory picks: Four minutes per selection

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