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NFL Draft: How to Watch

Several Tar Heels hope to hear their names called as the NFL Draft kicks off live from Sin City.

NFL: MAR 02 Scouting Combline Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Few combinations make as much sense as having the NFL Draft—which is now a three day party, two of them in primetime—in the middle of fabulous Las Vegas. Covid prevented the first attempt two years ago, but the NFL will give it a go tonight.

UNC has some NFL hopefuls, none bigger than generational quarterback Sam Howell who could, could have his name called in the first round Thursday night. If not, he’ll surely be gone by Friday.

There does not seem to be the kind of consensus over this year’s top, top talent, but the draft is deep with prospects that can (and will) improve teams. Expect fun proceedings, especially as teams look to trade up and down to grab their targets or scoop up extra picks to fill roster holes.

  • 1st Round: Thursday 8pm EST (coverage starts at 7)
  • Rounds 2-3: Friday 7pm EST
  • Rounds 4-7: Saturday noon EST
  • Location: “Draft Theater” on the Las Vegas Strip, behind the High Roller and The LINQ, adjacent to Caesars Forum
  • TV: ABC, ESPN, NFL Network
  • Radio: SiriusXM’s NFL channel will broadcast from 7pm-midnight EST on Thursday and Friday, and noon-7pm EST on Saturday.
  • Streaming: ESPN+ and the NFL app