NFL draft 2024: UK start time, how to watch on TV and order

The countdown to the new season begins (Picture: Getty)

The NFL draft 2024 is finally here with teams across the league getting ready to select from some of the finest college talent across America.

The draft is the highlight of the NFL off-season with hundreds of college stars up for grabs across seven rounds at the ceremony in Detroit, Michigan.

The likes of Drake Maye, Caleb Williams and Marvin Harrison Jr are all being tipped to be picked-up in what is the 89th edition of the draft.

Here is your full guide to the NFL draft 2024, including the UK start time and how to watch live on TV in the UK.

What time does the NFL draft start in the UK?

The NFL Draft will start on Thursday, April 25 and last until Saturday, April 27.

The first pick in the UK will be around 1am BST on Friday, April 26.

Bryce Young poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected first overall by the Carolina Panthers

The draft is a much-loved part of the NFL show (Picture: Getty)

The first round is expected to draw to a conclusion around two hours later, with the second and third rounds scheduled for midnight on Saturday.

Rounds four to seven will take place from 5pm BST on Saturday.

How to watch the NFL draft in the UK

NFL fans will be able to watch the draft live on Sky Sports Main Event and the Sky Sports NFL channel, with the build-up getting underway from 10.45pm.

Sky customers can also live stream the action with the Sky Go app.

What is the NFL draft order?

1. Chicago Bears

2. Washington Commanders

3. New England Patriots

4. Arizona Cardinals

5. Los Angeles Chargers

6. New York Giants

7. Tennessee Titans

8. Atlanta Falcons

9. Chicago Bears

10. New York Jets

11. Minnesota Vikings

12. Denver Broncos

13. Las Vegas Raiders

14. New Orleans Saints

15. Indianapolis Colts

16. Seattle Seahawks

17. Jacksonville Jaguars

18. Cincinnati Bengals

19. Los Angeles Rams

20. Pittsburgh Steelers

21. Miami Dolphins

22. Philadelphia Eagles

23. Minnesota Vikings

24. Dallas Cowboys

25. Green Bay Packers

26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

27. Arizona Cardinals

28. Buffalo Bills

29. Detroit Lions

30. Baltimore Ravens

31. San Francisco 49ers

32. Kansas City Chiefs

Super Bowl LVIII - San Francisco 49ers v Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs are the defending Super Bowl champions (Picture: Getty)

How does the NFL draft work?

The draft is a reverse order of last season’s standings, with the Super Bowl champions Kansas City Chiefs given the final pick.

The Carolina Panthers, who had the worst record last season, would normally have picked first, however the Chicago Bears will have first dibs this time around having acquired the pick from the Panthers as part of the deal which saw the franchise move up in 2023 to take Bryce Young.

When does the NFL 2024 season start?

The regular season is set to begin on September 5 and will last until January 5.

The play-offs will then get underway from January 11, with the Super Bowl set for February 9, 2025.

Super Bowl LIX will be held at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, which is home to the New Orleans Saints.


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