Get ready for the NFL Draft 2023! Find out the start time, draft order, and how to watch and stream the event. Learn which prospects are expected to go first, and how each network will cover the draft.
Who Will Be the Top Pick in the NFL Draft 2023?
The 2023 NFL draft is set to begin on Thursday at 8 p.m. Eastern, and the Carolina Panthers hold the No. 1 pick. However, it remains uncertain which quarterback they will select. Many experts predict that the Panthers will choose Alabama’s Bryce Young, despite concerns about his size and durability. Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud is also a potential candidate for the top pick.
Eagles’ Draft Picks and Potential Selections
The Philadelphia Eagles have two picks in the first round of the draft, thanks to a trade with the New Orleans Saints. They hold the No. 10 and No. 30 picks, and there are many predictions about whom they might select. Some suggest that Texas’ Bijan Robinson could be the top running back prospect, while others speculate that the Eagles could go for Northwestern offensive tackle Peter Skoronski or Alabama edge rusher Will Anderson.
How to Watch and Stream the NFL Draft
The 2023 NFL draft will air on ABC, ESPN, and the NFL Network, as well as stream on the ABC app, ESPN app, NFL app, and NFL.com. Cable authentication is required for streaming. Each network has its own coverage of the draft, with ABC focusing more on the personal stories of the prospects. ESPN will have Mike Greenberg as the main anchor, while NFL Network will be hosted by Rich Eisen. ESPN Deportes will cover every round in Spanish.
What to Expect from the NFL Draft
During the first round of the draft, each team has 10 minutes to make its pick. If the Eagles hold onto the No. 10 pick, their selection will likely take place around 9:10 p.m., based on the pace of the last few years. The No. 30 pick will happen after 11 p.m. Eastern. With so many talented prospects available, it will be exciting to see which players end up on which teams. Tune in to the 2023 NFL draft to find out!
Here’s how television networks are planning to cover the draft.
To watch and stream this year’s NFL draft, you’ll need to know the start time, coverage details, and available platforms. The 2023 NFL draft is set to begin at 8 p.m. Eastern and will end at 11:30 p.m. It will be broadcasted on ABC, ESPN, and the NFL Network, as well as streamed on the ABC app, ESPN app, NFL app, and NFL.com. However, cable authentication is required for streaming.
ABC will provide its own coverage of the NFL draft on Thursday and Friday for the fifth consecutive year, with a focus on the prospects’ personal stories rather than their on-field impact. Rece Davis will host ABC’s main coverage, with Todd McShay, Kirk Herbstreit, and Desmond Howard as analysts.
ESPN has broadcasted the NFL draft for 44 years and will continue to do so this year. Get Up! host Mike Greenberg will anchor ESPN’s coverage, joined by analysts Louis Riddick, Booger McFarland, and Mel Kiper Jr., who will work his 40th NFL draft.
NFL Network will have its own coverage, hosted by Rich Eisen for the 17th consecutive year. He’ll be joined by analysts Daniel Jeremiah, Charles Davis, Kurt Warner, and Joel Klatt.
ESPN Deportes will cover every round in Spanish for the fifth straight year, with Monday Night Football announcers Eduardo Varela and Pablo Viruega among the broadcasters.