The 2020 NFL Draft kicks off tonight, marking the first evening of a fully-virtual draft for the first time in history. The original festivities set for Las Vegas have been moved to fully virtual and every team will make their selections remotely.
Each team’s staff of general managers, coaches and scouts will be spread through various locations across the country.
Your USC Trojans are expected to hear most likely one, if not two former players selected on Thursday night during Round 1 as Austin Jackson and Michael Pittman Jr. will be anxiously awaiting a call during tonight’s events.
There are multiple ways for you to watch this one-of-a-kind draft as ESPN and NFL Network are combining forces on a singular broadcast and other streaming services are offering the draft over their platforms.
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, NFL.com and fuboTV.
NFL Draft Round 1
- When: Thursday, 5 p.m. PT
- Who: Austin Jackson & Michael Pittman Jr.
- TV: ESPN, NFL Network, ABC, ESPN Deportes
- Radio: ESPN Radio
- Streaming: Watch ESPN, NFL.com, fuboTV (7-day free trial), SlingTV