The months between the Super Bowl and the NFL preseason can be long and hard for devoted fans. But between seasons comes that magical weekend where football returns to prime time: the NFL draft. The 2023 NFL Draft will take place this week in Kansas City, Missouri. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch NFL Draft 2023 coverage on TV and streaming, including TV schedule and NFL draft order.
When is the 2023 NFL Draft?
The 2023 NFL Draft takes place over three days from Thursday, April 27 through Saturday, April 29 at Union Station in Kansas City. The first Thursday starts at 8:00 PM EST and includes only the first round. Rounds two and three take place on Friday starting at 7pm EST. The final day begins at noon EST and includes rounds four through seven.
How to watch the 2023 NFL Draft
The 2023 NFL Draft will be broadcast on three different TV channels in English and one in Spanish, plus a radio network and a streaming service.
The three networks that carry the NFL Draft on English-language TV are ABC, ESPN and NFL Network. ESPN Deportes will air all three days of coverage in Spanish. If you’re on the road, you can listen on ESPN Radio. If you’re cutting the cable cord, you can find additional coverage on ESPN+. (If you’re reading from outside the United States, you can find coverage of the draft on Sky Sports NFL in the United Kingdom and DAZN in Canada.)
2023 NFL Draft TV Schedule
Day 1 (Round 1) — 8 p.m. EST Thursday, April 27 — ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes
Day 2 (Rounds 2-3) — 7 p.m. EST Friday, April 28 — ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes
Day 3 (Rounds 4-7) — noon EST Saturday, April 29 — ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes
2023 NFL Draft Order
NFL draft order is determined by a team’s record from the previous season, in reverse order. The Chicago Bears finished with the worst record in 2022 (3-14), but the Carolina Panthers will select first after trading up for the Bears’ top overall pick. In addition, the Miami Dolphins were forced to forfeit their first-round pick for violating league rules, leaving 31 picks in the opening round.
Here’s how the NFL draft order shakes out for the first round (Tuesday).
Order NFL Draft 2023 Round 1
- Carolina Panthers (from Chicago)
- Houston Texans
- Arizona Cardinals
- Indianapolis Colts
- Seattle Seahawks (from Denver)
- Detroit Lions (from LA Rams)
- Las Vegas Raiders
- Atlanta Falcons
- Chicago Bears (from Carolina)
- Philadelphia Eagles (from New Orleans)
- Tennessee Titans
- Houston Texans (from Cleveland)
- Green Bay Packers* (from NY Jets)
- New England Patriots
- New York Jets* (from Green Bay)
- Commanders from Washington
- Pittsburgh Steelers
- Detroit Lions
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Seattle Seahawks
- Los Angeles Chargers
- Baltimore Ravens
- Minnesota Vikings
- Jacksonville Jaguars
- New York Giants
- Dallas Cowboys
- Buffalo Bills
- Cincinnati Bengals
- New Orleans Saints (from San Francisco via Miami and Denver)
- Philadelphia Eagles
- Kansas City Chiefs
* indicates picks involved in transactions that are not yet official. Accurate as of April 25.
You can find the rest of the 2023 NFL Draft order via NFL.com.