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How to Watch the 2023 NFL Draft: Streaming Options for Every Round

Discover how to watch the 2023 NFL Draft with our guide on free and paid streaming options, including free trials, and find the perfect service with SmartMove.

Want to watch the nation’s best college football players have their dreams turned into reality? The 2023 NFL Draft is almost here, and football fans everywhere are gearing up.

In this guide, we’ll help you watch this year’s draft from start to finish, whether you’re just interested in who will be the first overall pick or you’re supporting a specific team.

You'll be able to cheer on each NFL team as they make their picks with live stream options for every round — including free ones and those that offer trials. Don't miss out on any of the action this draft day.

When and Where is the 2023 NFL Draft?

The NFL Draft will take place in Las Vegas from Thursday, April 28, to Saturday, April 30. Here's a breakdown of the draft schedule:

  • Thursday, April 28: First Round
  • Friday, April 29: Second and Third Rounds
  • Saturday, April 30: Fourth through Seventh Rounds

2023 NFL Draft Order

While the draft order is subject to change based on further trades, the current order of first-round picks is as follows:

  1. Carolina Panthers (from Chicago Bears)
  2. Houston Texans
  3. Arizona Cardinals
  4. Indianapolis Colts
  5. Seattle Seahawks (from Denver Broncos)
  6. Detroit Lions (from Los Angeles Rams)
  7. Las Vegas Raiders
  8. Atlanta Falcons
  9. Chicago Bears (from Carolina Panthers)
  10. Philadelphia Eagles (from New Orleans Saints)
  11. Tennessee Titans
  12. Houston Texans (from Cleveland Browns)
  13. New York Jets
  14. New England Patriots
  15. Green Bay Packers
  16. Washington Commanders
  17. Pittsburgh Steelers
  18. Detroit Lions
  19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  20. Seattle Seahawks
  21. Los Angeles Chargers
  22. Baltimore Ravens
  23. Minnesota Vikings
  24. Jacksonville Jaguars
  25. New York Giants
  26. Dallas Cowboys
  27. Buffalo Bills
  28. Cincinnati Bengals
  29. New Orleans Saints (from San Francisco 49ers through Miami Dolphins and Denver Broncos)
  30. Philadelphia Eagles
  31. Kansas City Chiefs

Free Streaming Options: ESPN App, ESPN Deportes, and ABC

Whether you’re a football fan or just curious to see who will join which squad, there are plenty of free ways to follow along.

ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network will all broadcast the event. If you have access to cable or satellite television packages, chances are one (or more) of these channels is included in your subscription plan. So grab your remote and tune in for the live broadcast.

For those looking for Spanish-language coverage, ESPN Deportes has you covered. In addition, if you’re tech-savvy or prefer viewing from a device other than a TV, there’s also the ESPN App — which is totally free and offers live streaming across multiple platforms, including smartphones, tablets, and streaming devices such as Roku and Apple TV.

Whether this is your first time tuning into an NFL Draft event or not, don’t miss out on all the exciting news that’s bound to come out when draft day finally arrives.

Draft Coverage 2023 — Paid Streaming Options with Free Trials

All the action and insights of the 2023 NFL Draft can be watched on ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL Plus, and ESPN Deportes (Spanish-language coverage).

You don't need cable to join in — you can stream from your digital device using the free ESPN App, which works with smartphones, tablets, and streaming devices like Apple TV or Roku.

There are also plenty of paid streaming services that carry ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network — many of them offer free trials too. So regardless of what kind of fan you are this draft season, there's something out there for you.


FuboTV is an excellent choice for sports fans, as it includes ESPN, NFL Network, and ABC in its channel lineup. New subscribers can take advantage of a 7-day free trial before committing to a subscription.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is another reliable streaming service offering access to ESPN, NFL Network, and ABC. They also provide a 7-day free trial for new customers.

Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV offers an endless selection of shows and movies plus access to live channels like ESPN and ABC — perfect for following the 2023 NFL Draft. Unfortunately, NFL Network isn't included in their packages, but you can still keep up with most of the coverage. Better yet, new subscribers can get a 7-day free trial to try it out before committing.

Sling TV

Sling TV's Orange plan includes ESPN, while the Blue plan offers NFL Network. To access both channels, you'll need to subscribe to the combined Orange and Blue plan. Unfortunately, ABC is not available on Sling TV. They offer a 3-day free trial for new customers.

Find the Best Live TV Streaming Services with SmartMove

Looking for the perfect streaming service to watch the 2023 NFL Draft? SmartMove has you covered. Use our comparison tool to review and identify the best streaming options based on your location and needs — so you can enjoy all of the excitement from the first pick to the selection of Mr. Irrelevant.

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