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2017 NFL Draft: Start Time, TV Coverage, Radio, Streaming and More

How can you track all of the action of the 2017 NFL Draft?

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After what seems like a couple of years worth of wait, the 2017 NFL Draft is finally upon us, ladies and gentlemen! The action gets started in Philadelphia this evening, and even though the Minnesota Vikings don’t have a pick. . .in all likelihood. . .on the draft’s first day, there will still be plenty of action for fans of all the NFL teams to keep track of.

Here are all of the particulars that you need to know for this weekend’s draft coverage.

82nd Annual NFL Player Selection Meeting

Start Dates and Times

Day 1 (Round 1) - 27 April 2017, 7:00 PM Central time

Day 2 (Rounds 2-3) - 28 April 2017, 6:00 PM Central time

Day 3 (Rounds 4-7) - 29 April 2017, 11:00 AM Central time


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Television Coverage

You can get your televised coverage of this year’s draft on either the NFL Network or ESPN

Radio Coverage

You can listen to all the happenings of the 2017 NFL Draft on SiriusXM NFL Radio, which is Channel 88 on both dials.


SB Nation is going to have its own live stream of the draft for you to follow along with! It’s going to be in our Open Thread for tonight’s first round, and it will also be on our FaceBook page at

Failing that, you can also watch online at, or on the WatchESPN app.

Total Selections

Over the next three days, 253 college football players will realize their dreams of being drafted into the National Football League. We’ll have all the coverage of who the Vikings select here, as well as the Undrafted Free Agent signing frenzy that comes afterwards.

Selection Times

Round 1: 10 minutes/pick

Round 2: 7 minutes/pick

Rounds 3 - 6: 5 minutes/pick (4 minutes for compensatory selections)

Round 7: 4 minutes/pick

Where are the Vikings selecting?

  • Round 2, #48 overall
  • Round 3, #79 overall
  • Round 3, #86 overall (pick acquired from Miami)
  • Round 4, #120 overall
  • Round 4, #128 overall (pick acquired from Miami)
  • Round 5, #160 overall
  • Round 6, #199 overall
  • Round 7, #232 overall

That’s a look at what the Minnesota Vikings, and the rest of the National Football League, have in store for us this draft weekend.