TSN is home to the NFL’s biggest offseason event as the 2021 NFL DRAFT introduces football fans to the league’s next generation of stars, airing live from Cleveland from April 29 – May 1. The action kicks off with the First Round on Thursday, April 29 at 8 p.m. ET on TSN, with the Jacksonville Jaguars on the clock with the first overall pick. A complete schedule of TSN’s NFL DRAFT coverage is available here.
The 2021 NFL DRAFT features a slate of gridiron stars awaiting their names to be called, including Clemson’s standout quarterback Trevor Lawrence; Brigham Young University’s star slinger Zach Wilson; Ohio State’s phenom signal caller Justin Fields; CFP National Champion and 2020 Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith; game-changing tight end prospect Kyle Pitts, and many more.
Throughout all three draft days, football fans can turn to TSN for comprehensive coverage from ESPN and ABC, including in-depth analysis and up-to-the-minute news from NFL LIVE, and special draft-focused editions of both COLLEGE GAMEDAY and NFL COUNTDOWN. The networks’ 2021 NFL DRAFT broadcast team includes:
- ESPN: Mike Greenberg hosts ESPN’s NFL Draft coverage on Day 1 and 2 with senior NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. and NFL analysts Louis Riddick and Booger McFarland. ESPN’s event coverage also features Senior NFL Insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter, as well as NFL host Suzy Kolber interviewing the draftees.
- ABC: Rece Davis and Maria Taylor co-host the prime-time broadcasts on Day 1 and 2. Davis will cover the event with college football analysts Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard, and senior NFL Draft analyst Todd McShay. Taylor anchors alongside TSN’s football analyst Jesse Palmer. College football analyst David Pollack also provides insights alongside the COLLEGE GAMEDAY team.
- On Day 3, Davis hosts Draft coverage on ESPN and ABC with Kiper, McShay, Riddick, Mortensen, and Schefter.
Leading up to the event, TSN’s SPORTSCENTRE presents profiles of top prospects on the draft board, including Lawrence, Wilson, Fields, and Smith, as well as Trey Lance, Mac Jones, and Ja’Marr Chase. Top Canadian prospects Jevon Holland and Chuba Hubbard are also featured throughout TSN’s coverage. TSN’s Farhan Lalji, Dave Naylor, and Palmer provide analysis leading up to and after the draft.
Fans can also follow the 2021 NFL DRAFT on TSN digital and social media platforms, with written and video analysis and recaps on TSN.ca, as well as a draft day preview and pick-by-pick draft tracker, followed by additional highlights on TSN’s DIGITAL SPORTSCENTRE.
Additionally, The TSN Edge delivers comprehensive coverage leading up to and throughout the draft, including a mock draft based on betting odds, analysis of each pick from a sports betting perspective, and post-draft reaction.
The 2021 NFL DRAFT is available for live streaming and on-demand viewing to TSN and TSN Direct subscribers via TSN.ca/Live and the TSN app. Fans can continue to find comprehensive NFL analysis, previews, and columns on the TSN app and TSN.ca. RDS delivers French-language coverage of the First Round of the NFL DRAFT.