The 2020 NFL Draft will get underway Thursday evening, with the first round of the annual showcase event airing on national TV.
Originally scheduled for Las Vegas, this year’s draft will be unique as a virtual event, with no ballroom, no walking up to the stage for the draft picks, no chorus of boos for Roger Goodell (at least in person).
Of course, heading into Thursday’s first round, the Rams do not have a first-round pick. It’s always possible they can trade up to get one of the first 32 picks, but otherwise, we’ll all have to wait until Friday for the Rams’ first selection of the draft.
There will be two separate broadcasts to watch the draft. On ESPN and NFL Network, their combined broadcast will be hosted by Trey Wingo with a number of pundits, experts and reporters from the combined networks chiming in with news, analysis and reaction.
Or you could watch the ABC broadcast, which will air its own feed for the first three rounds, led by Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, and Maria Taylor. ABC will simulcast the ESPN/NFL Network broadcast of the final four rounds on Saturday.
Following Thursday’s proceedings beginning at 5 pm PT, Friday’s broadcasts of rounds two and three will begin at 4 pm PT, and Saturday’s final four rounds will kick off at 9 am PT.
For now, the Rams have two picks (No. 52 and No. 57) in the 2nd round, two (No. 84 and 104) in the 3rd round, one (No. 126) in the 4th, and one each in the 6th and 7th rounds.
NFL Draft Round 1
- When: Thursday, 5 p.m. PT
- Rams first-round picks: None (so far)
- TV: ESPN, NFL Network, ABC, ESPN Deportes
- Radio: ESPN Radio
- Streaming: Watch ESPN, NFL.com, SlingTV, FuboTV (free 7-day trial)