NFL Draft Rounds 2 and 3 start time, channel and streaming: How to watch guide

NFL Draft Rounds 2 and 3 start time, channel and streaming: How to watch guide

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The 2023 NFL Draft heads into its second day Friday after an action-packed Thursday featured a flurry of trades, a disappointed prospect who brutally slid and a settlement compensation over a self-reported anti-tampering policy violation.

The second day of the draft will feature Rounds 2 and 3, kicking off with the Steelers on the clock with the No. 32 pick.

Round 1 featured the Panthers selecting Alabama’s Bryce Young No. 1, the Eagles trading up for Georgia’s Jalen Carter and Kentucky’s Will Levis taking a shocking tumble. Seven draft night trades were completed on the first night, three of which were pulled off by the Cardinals, who dealt their No. 3 pick to the Texans (who selected Will Anderson), and then traded with the Lions to get back into the top 10 (to pick Paris Johnson).

To catch up on everything you missed Thursday, here are team-by-team grades. And to study what Rounds 2 and 3 may look like, here’s The Athletic’s Dane Brugler’s new mock draft for Rounds 2 and 3. For everything else, we’ve got you covered.

When does round two of the NFL Draft start?

Commissioner Roger Goodell will head back to the podium at 7 p.m. ET on Friday for the second day of the draft featuring the second and third rounds. Rounds 4-7 will take place Saturday starting at noon ET.

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How to watch the NFL Draft

All 259 picks made during the seven rounds of the NFL Draft will air on ABC, ESPN and NFL Network. Fans can also stream the draft via fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, Sling TV or through the ESPN and NFL apps. Fans without cable or logins to the aforementioned streaming services can catch the broadcast on ABC with a digital antenna that picks up local networks.

Viewers in Canada can catch the draft on TSN or stream it on DAZN.

Who are the best players remaining in the draft?

Before Thursday, Brugler ranked the top 300 prospects available in the draft and of that pool. Entering Friday, four top-20 players remain available. Here are scouting report snippets of the 10 best players still available:

  • No. 14 Will Levis, QB: Similarities with Carson Wentz should be considered both a positive and negative, but he has starter-level traits and upside.
  • No. 16 Joey Porter Jr., CB: Porter has clear bust potential with his undisciplined play style and unbalanced change of direction, but he has intriguing matchup potential in the NFL because of his aggressive length and body quickness.
  • No. 17 Brian Branch, S: He projects as a starting nickel in the NFL and offers hybrid versatility across the secondary.
  • No. 19 Michael Mayer, TE: He projects as a traditional Y tight end with immediate NFL starting talent.
  • No. 28 Drew Sanders, LB: He is an ascending player with the talent to be a matchup linebacker and occasional pass rusher in the NFL.
  • No. 29 Luke Musgrave, TE: Must continue to build up his football resume and overall consistency, but he is a high-level athlete with the route running and blocking talent to be a productive starting combo tight end in the NFL.
  • No. 30 Darnell Washington, TE: He is a one-of-one talent with fascinating pro potential because of his rare length, play strength and body flexibility at his size.
  • No. 31 Jalin Hyatt, WR: His potential for an explosive play at any moment changes the way defenses prepare. In the right role, he can be a productive home-run hitter for an NFL offense.
  • No. 32 BJ Ojulari, Edge: He offers scheme versatility as an NFL starter, projecting best as a stand-up edge rusher for an odd-front defense.
  • No. 33 Kelee Ringo, CB: Though uneven results should be expected early in his career, he has the talent to push for starting reps throughout his rookie season and might receive looks as a safety.
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What is the draft order for Round 2?

32. Pittsburgh Steelers

33. Arizona Cardinals

34. Detroit Lions

35. Indianapolis Colts

36. Los Angeles Rams

37. Seattle Seahawks

38. Las Vegas Raiders

39. Carolina Panthers

40. New Orleans Saints

41. Tennessee Titans

42. Green Bay Packers

43. New York Jets

44. Atlanta Falcons

45. Green Bay Packers

46. New England Patriots

47. Washington Commanders

48. Detroit Lions

49. Pittsburgh Steelers

50. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

51. Miami Dolphins

52. Seattle Seahawks

53. Chicago Bears

54. Los Angeles Chargers

55. Detroit Lions

56. Jacksonville Jaguars

57. New York Giants

58. Dallas Cowboys

59. Buffalo Bills

60. Cincinnati Bengals

61. Chicago Bears

62. Philadelphia Eagles

63. Kansas City Chiefs

How many picks are in the NFL Draft?

There are 259 picks over seven rounds.

Under normal circumstances, the draft would have 32 slots and 32 picks in Round 1 given that’s how many teams are in the league. But that’s not the case this year.

The opening night of the 2023 draft only had 31 picks and 31 slots because the Miami Dolphins forfeited their 2023 first-round pick (No. 21 overall), as well as a third-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

On March 9, the NFL announced 37 compensatory draft selections among 16 teams for the 2023 draft. The compensatory picks are positioned within the third through seventh rounds based on the value of the compensatory free agents lost.

And if you’re interested in playing detective, check out a profile of the most overlooked player in the draft to see if you can uncover the identity of Prospect X.

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Required reading

  • ‘The Beast’ Guide: Dane Brugler’s 401 scouting reports and 1,893 player rankings
  • NFL Draft 2023 Confidential: Coaches dish on C.J. Stroud, Will Anderson, Anthony Richardson and more
  • How transfer, NIL rules thinned out NFL draft QB class: ‘It’s an anemic quarterback class’
  • 2023 Big Board: The Athletic’s updated top 100 prospect rankings

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