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2020 NFL Draft: TV schedule, channels, live stream & how to watch Round 1

No Stanford Cardinal is likely to be selected during Round 1 and nevertheless, it’s live sports, so who cares?

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The 2020 NFL Draft is here, tonight! And though we won’t hear a Stanford Cardinal alum’s name called in Thursday night’s festivities, it’s still the first live sporting event in nearly two full months for most of us, so the anticipation that has built all week is finally boiling over tonight at 5 p.m. PT.

The coronavirus has left its mark on the NFL draft as well as it’s been relegated to a completely virtual production and all 32 NFL teams’ general managers, coaching staffs and scouting departments will be spread all throughout the country as they make their selections remotely.

The Stanford Cardinal football team will likely have to wait until Day 2-3 to hear their first player called but with the lack of sports spreading its void to us all, no one among us should miss the draft’s first ever virtual production.

That being said, there are a variety of different ways to watch the draft tonight as both NFL Network and ESPN have partnered up to bring a singular broadcast. Other streaming services will be able to bring it directly to you as well.

ESPN and NFL Network’s coverage will be broadcast on both networks, beginning at 5 p.m. PT on Thursday and will be hosted by Trey Wingo with remote contributions from Mel Kiper Jr., Rich Eisen, Michael Irvin, Kurt Warner among others.

ABC will show a separate broadcast during Days 1 and 2, starting Thursday night, featuring Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer and Maria Taylor.

All rounds of the draft will be streamed on Watch ESPN, and fuboTV.

NFL Draft Round 1