After a long wait, the NFL draft is finally here with multiple live stream options for watching it. In addition to the TV coverage on ESPN and NFL Network, fans have even more choices to get their fix of draft analysis.
With the new draft format putting the first round on a Thursday evening, some fans might not be able to get in front of a TV. But with a mobile phone, tablet or computer, fans will have access to a live stream of the draft and won't miss a selection.
Round 1: Thursday, April 25 at 8 p.m. ET
Round 2 and Round 3: Friday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. ET
Round 4-Round 7: Saturday, April 27 at 12 p.m. ET
Matt Miller @nfldraftscout
B/R doing it big at Times Square. These are for our three day draft party/show. http://t.co/ZecUYDsNqq4/2/2013, 9:18:48 PM
Bleacher Report has big plans for the NFL draft as shown by the billboard in Times Square.
B/R's own Matt Miller and Aaron Nagler will take the reins and provide live coverage of the entire draft. In opposition to the norm, the Bleacher Report stream will feature analysis of every pick in the draft without ignoring the late-round prospects.
The Bleacher Report stream will feature multiple guests, including current NFL players, as well as fan reactions. Ray Rice, running back for the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens, will be one of the featured guests providing draft analysis from a different perspective.
Ray Rice @RayRice27
Check out the #BRDraft party as I'll be your host! Who'll the #Ravens take? I'll announce it on @Bleacherreport4/25/2013, 3:20:27 PM
If Ray Rice is excited, you should be too.
This option is best for the most die-hard NFL fans that want information on every single pick. Instead of having analysts still focusing on players selected in the first round, Miller and Nagler will be focusing on the current pick and how they fit into their new team. If you are looking for dedicated coverage to your team when they are on the look, head over the link above.
In addition to having Miller and Nagler provide live coverage, Bleacher Report will be providing tons of instant analysis throughout the draft.
NFL.com will be streaming the full event as it provides live coverage. The website also features a live chat for fans to interact with one another during the event.
NFL.com has done a great job of expanding its coverage in order to make sure every fan is able to tune in and follow along. The stream will also be available on NFL Mobile from Verizon. The online stream will feature pieces of the NFL Network programming.
The problem with this option is that the attention usually focuses solely on the top talent in the draft, while late-round prospects are ignored. This is nice for the casual fan, but some fans want to have that same level of analysis on the later picks as well.
While Bleacher Report presents more of an alternative option to draft coverage, the NFL.com stream offers the more traditional approach.