NFL Draft 2013 TV Coverage: Where to Watch First-Round Action

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistApril 25, 2013

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stands on stage as he announces a draft selection during the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 26, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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One of the most dramatic days in sports does not feature a single game. The NFL draft has become a must-watch event, and there is plenty of coverage to view.

There will be places to see the picks analyzed all over the Internet, but those who want real-time reaction cannot do much better than watching the entire event take place on television.

This year's draft will feature plenty of offensive and defensive linemen that will make a huge difference in the future of various teams. However, there are certain to be a few high-profile quarterbacks selected in the first round as well.

Make sure not to miss a second of the action, which you can catch in any of these places.


Draft Schedule

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



The worldwide leader was the first network to cover the NFL draft, and it will be on ESPN once again for all seven rounds.

With experts like Mel Kiper and Todd McShay, there will be a look at each selection live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. This coverage will allow you to see every pick announced by Roger Goodell, along with analysis of the top picks.

This coverage will allow fans to see the players in attendance go on stage, take the pictures and get the full experience of being taken in the draft. For those looking for a traditional approach to this event, there are few better places to look.


NFL Network

Along with ESPN broadcasting live from the draft, NFL Network will also be in attendance with its own experts ready to analyze each pick.

Led by Mike Mayock and a host of recently retired football stars, there will be plenty of different views on each prospect hoping to succeed at the next level.

In addition, the league's own network will continue to discuss the draft long after the first round finishes on a variety of post-draft shows. 

The network provides fans with some variety on the biggest day of the offseason for those looking to see differing opinions on the biggest stars entering the league. 


Bleacher Report

While Bleacher Report will not be on television, the website will debut its live draft show on Thursday that will be shown on the front page.

Matt Miller, who is a featured analyst on the latest Madden video game, will be joined by Aaron Nagler, Michael Felder and Josh Zerkle live from New York City. The show will also feature some celebrities and appearances from NFL stars like Ray Rice.

The experts will break down every single pick of the draft, from the first overall to Mr. Irrelevant at the end of the seventh round.

For the best coverage on the Internet, it is hard to go wrong with Bleacher Report.