The 2020 NFL Draft will be unlike any other. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, teams will be drafting from isolation using technology as opposed to hunkered down together in a war room.
This isolation could make the draft one of the more interesting ones in years, and it's safe to say sports fans will be happy to have any new event back in their lives. The draft will be televised across ESPN, NFL Network and ABC from April 23-25. The broadcast on ESPN and NFL Network will be identical, while ABC will have its own distinctive broadcast for the first two days of the draft before simulcasting the ESPN and NFL Network broadcast for Day 3.
There will also be a Falcons Virtual Draft Party presented by Truist on atlantafalcons.com/falcons-draft starting at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday night before the first round of the draft. This virtual draft party will include exclusive interviews with coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff as well as commentary and analysis from Wes Durham and Dave Archer, who will break down the team's top needs heading into the draft. Fans will also hear who some of the top Falcons experts believe Atlanta will select in the first round, and they can interact with team writers and insiders in a live chat on the front page of the site.
Here's everything Falcons fans need to know to watch the 2020 NFL Draft:
HOW TO WATCH THE NFL DRAFT
- What: 2020 NFL Draft
- When: Thursday, April 23 to Saturday, April 25
- TV and live stream: NFL Network, ESPN, ABC
WHEN IS THE NFL DRAFT
- Thursday, April 23: Round 1 (8 p.m. ET)
- Friday, April 24: Rounds 2-3 (7 p.m. ET)
- Saturday, April 25: Rounds 4-7 (12 p.m. ET)
Atlantafalcons.com will be covering the team's moves throughout draft weekend, providing insight and analysis of every pick with interviews from general manager Thomas Dimitroff, coach Dan Quinn and each of the team's new players.