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2021 NFL Draft Primer – What You Need To Know

By Mark Solway | April 29th, 2021

No. More. Sleeps.

Every NFL fan’s favorite day of the offseason is here – the NFL Draft.

Roger Goodell has been tested, and found to be COVID free. He has been cleared to offer awkward hugs to everybody. Thank god!

Here are the top 5 things you need to know:

1. Draft Location:

FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio

2. When:

  • Thursday, April 29 8PM ET
  • Friday, April 30 7PM ET
  • Saturday, May 1 Noon ET

3. Where To Watch:

NFL Network, ABC, ESPN and ESPN Deportes

4. When To Watch:

Washington select 19th overall. The draft begins at 8 p.m. (Eastern time), and each team has 10 minutes to make their pick. Assuming there are no trades (funny huh?), Washington would select about 190 minutes after 8:00pm. That will be just after 11:00pm.

2021 NFL Draft Slots

All of Washington’s 2021 Draft Selection Slots

5. Online Draft Tracker

Follow along at’s official NFL Draft Tracker in near real time.


A. Draft Experience, is the NFL’s interactive football theme park outside of FirstEnergy Stadium in downtown Cleveland. It is free and open to the public from Thursday, April 29 – Saturday, May 1.

Draft Experience features virtual autograph sessions with NFL players, personalized digital photos, a 40-yard dash and vertical jump against NFL players on LED screens, a Super Bowl rings display, and photo opportunities with the Vince Lombardi Trophy!

B. Draft Format: The second and third rounds are on Friday; rounds four through seven are on Saturday. Teams are allotted seven minutes to make picks in the second round, and five minutes for regular or compensatory picks in rounds three through six 6. That number drops down to four minutes for the seventh round.

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