2021 NFL Draft Schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2021 NFL Draft Schedule is set and kicks off with round one on Thursday, April 29.

This seasons draft will take place in Cleveland, Ohio outside of FirstEnergy Stadium, the home of the Cleveland Browns. First-round selections will be announced by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Round one of the 2021 NFL Draft begins at 8:00pm ET and it will be televised by the NFL Network, ABC, ESPN, and ESPN Deportes. 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 30. The final rounds of the draft, rounds four through seven, will begin at noon ET on Saturday, May 1.

The Jacksonville Jaguars have the first pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and are expected to select Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Below is the order of selections for the entire first round:

1. Jacksonville Jaguars
2. New York Jets
3. San Francisco 49ers (via MIA from HOU)
4. Atlanta Falcons
5. Cincinnati Bengals
6. Miami Dolphins (from PHI)
7. Detroit Lions
8. Carolina Panthers
9. Denver Broncos
10. Dallas Cowboys
11. New York Giants
12. Philadelphia Eagles (from MIA via SF)
13. Los Angeles Chargers
14. Minnesota Vikings
15. New England Patriots
16. Arizona Cardinals
17. Las Vegas Raiders
18. Miami Dolphins
19. Washington Football Team
20. Chicago Bears
21. Indianapolis Colts
22. Tennessee Titans
23. New York Jets (from SEA)
24. Pittsburgh Steelers
25. Jacksonville Jaguars (from LAR)
26. Cleveland Browns
27. Baltimore Ravens
28. New Orleans Saints
29. Green Bay Packers
30. Buffalo Bills
31. Baltimore Ravens (from KC)
32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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

The 2021 NFL schedule is set to be released on Wednesday, May 12.


Round 1 – Thursday, April 29

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

Rounds 2-3 – Friday, April 30

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

Rounds 4-7 – Saturday, May 1

  • 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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