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NFL DraftGet in the huddle with millions of other football fans - as the clock ticks down and the speculation heats up about this year's NFL draft.

The 2024 NFL draft will take place this year around Campus Martius Park and Hart Plaza in Detroit, Michigan with the first round on Thursday, April 25 followed by rounds 2 and 3 on April 26 and rounds 4-7 on April 28..

The 89th edition of the NFL draft will be broadcast on the NFL Network, ESPN and the ESPN App.

The Chicago Bears have first pick with USC quarterback Caleb Williams in line to be the overall favorite among the Top 5 contenders. Other odds-on 2024 prospects include UNC quatterback Drake Maye, Ohio wide receiver Marvin Harrison, Jr., LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels, and Washington quarterback Michael Penix, Jr.

2024 NFL Draft TV Schedule

Since the TV schedule varies little year by year, up ahead check ou the tentative schedule for the 2024 NFL Draft and keep it here for updates as the official TV times and networks are announced in April 2024:



Start time

TV channels

Round 1

Thursday, April 25

8 p.m. ET

NFL Network, ESPN

Rounds 2-3

Friday, April 26

7 p.m. ET

NFL Network, ESPN

Rounds 4-7

Saturday, April 27

12 p.m. ET

NFL Network, ESPN

2024 NFL Draft top prospects

This year's favorites for first round picks include (top left) No. 1 favorite USC quarterback Caleb Williams
followed by UNC quatterback Drake Maye, Ohio wide receiver Marvin Harrison, Jr.,
LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels, and Washington quarterback Michael Penix, Jr.

DID YOU KNOW? NFL Draft fun facts & trivia

Jay Berwanger: "I'm outta here."

• University of Chicago’s Jay Berwanger was the very first Heisman Trophy winner. He also happened to be the first-ever No. 1 overall pick when the NFL implemented the draft in 1936. But the Eagles, who drafted him, couldn’t match his salary demands. The Chicago Bears also tried, and failed. Berwanger never signed with any NFL team and instead went to work for a Chicago rubber company.

• Until free agency came into play in 1993, drafted players could forced to play for one team for their entire career -- as long as the team still wanted them.

• Since 1976, the nickname for the last player selected in the NFL Draft has been "Mr. Irrelevant". The tradition began when the Steelers selected little known Dayton wide receiver Kelvin Kirk, who was given the moniker "Mr. Irrelevant" by NFL alumnus Paul Salata. The tradition continues today, when the last pick is whisked off to Newport Beach in Southern California and celebrated as the guest of honor during Irrelevant Week.

• There might be something to the superstition that second quarterbacks picked in the draft suffer bad luck. Most recently they have included Johnny Manziel, Geno Smith, Robert Griffin III, Jake Locker and Tim Tebow.

More about the 2024 NFL Draft around the Web:

Around the Web, check out NFL mock drafts, player profiles and rankings, current team needs, positional rankings, the latest rumors, predictions, and a bit of NFL draft history ... - 2024 NFL Draft
- Check out the official site with all the latest updates, feature stories, predictions, rumors and analysis, rookie stats & profiles, a complete link list of team draft sites, and extensive NFL draft history from 1982-2014.

2024 NFL Draft News- - Get the latest updates along with expert opinions on who to keep your eye on, the top 5 by position, top sophomores, freshmen and more.

Draft Insider's Digest - Stay ahead of the curve with reports from the field on top NFL and NCAA picks from pro football scout Frank Coyle.

The Huddle Report - Player profiles, combine notes, links to radio reports, a team needs index, the top free agents and lots more..



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