NFL Draft Start Time 2021: Thursday Round 1 TV Schedule

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2021 NFL Draft
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The 2021 NFL Draft is here as Thursday marks the first round of the annual event where teams work to improve their respective rosters.

As for the TV coverage of the draft event, Round 1 for the 2021 NFL Draft airs on Thursday, April 29 with an 8 p.m. ET start on the NFL Network and ESPN. For streaming purposes, FUBO.TV will also have coverage of the NFL Draft.

This year, the Jacksonville Jaguars have the first pick of the draft and it seems like the first overall pick will be Trevor Lawrence of Clemson. The Jaguars are in great need of a franchise quarterback, and Lawrence will most likely be the first pick under the new Jacksonville head coach Urban Meyer.

From there, the New York Jets will be on the clock with the No. 2 overall pick where they too are said to be selecting a quarterback. That quarterback is said to be Zach Wilson of BYU.

Next things can — and will — get interesting as the San Francisco 49ers will be picking at No. 3, then the Atlanta Falcons with the fourth overall pick, and the Cincinnati Bengals are scheduled to select with the fifth overall pick.

As for the rest of the AFC South, the Houston Texans aren’t scheduled to make a selection until pick No. 67 arrives in Round 3, while the Indianapolis Colts have the 21st overall pick, and the Tennessee Titans are scheduled to make a selection with the 22nd overall pick. The Jaguars have a second first round choice, with that being the 25th pick. Jacksonville also has the first pick of the second round starting on Friday (No. 33 overall).

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This 2021 NFL Draft will be exciting for the fact none of us know how things are going to go following the first two choices. That will make great TV for both ESPN and the NFL Network, and for great drama for all NFL fans, as Thursday night is “Must Watch TV.”