When does the 2017 NFL Draft Start?

A common question asked by football fans is when does the 2017 NFL Draft start? For the 2017 NFL draft schedule, the event will kick off on Thursday, April 27th, 2017 at 8PM Eastern Time (ET). The draft will consist of four days of action, with the first round being the most anticipated of the three days of draft action. The NFL reserves the right to modify the starting and ending times of the draft each year, so the times listed in our draft schedule are based on the results of the 2016 NFL Draft. If you would like to check out the most recent NFL draft results, we also have those posted for fans to enjoy as well as the schedules of your favorite NFL teams. Fans of course are wondering who the sleepers and draft studs of this year’s draft will be!


2017 NFL Draft Schedule

Round 1: Thursday, April 27 8pm ET on ESPN and NFL Network
Round 2-3: Friday, April 28 7pm ET on ESPN and NFL Network
Round 4-7: Saturday, April 29 12pm ET on ESPN
Note: Times are an estimate based on the 2016 NFL Draft schedule. We will update/revise the schedule as additional information is released by the NFL. Enjoy!