April 29-May 1 2021
College football's best set their sights on a lifelong dream. The NFL Draft is brought to you live on NFL Network with exclusive coverage of all 7 rounds. We go behind the scenes and inside the war rooms to bring you an all access pass to the NFL Draft.
Recap of the 2020 NFL Draft:
The unique presentation of the 2020 NFL Draft established new all-time highs for media consumption in every category. With over 600 camera feeds from homes across the United States, all telecasts of the 2020 NFL Draft reached more than 55 million total viewers across the three-day event. All seven rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft were presented across ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network – the second straight year that The Walt Disney Company partnered with the National Football League to offer a multi-network presentation of the entire Draft.
"I couldn't be more proud of the efforts and collaboration of our clubs, league personnel, and our partners to conduct an efficient Draft and share an unforgettable experience with millions of fans during these uncertain times," said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. "This Draft is the latest chapter in the NFL's storied history of lifting the spirit of America and unifying people. In addition to celebrating the accomplishments of so many talented young men, we were pleased that this unique Draft helped shine a light on today's true heroes – the healthcare workers, first responders, and countless others on the front lines in the battle against COVID-19. We are also grateful to all those who contributed to the NFL family's fundraising efforts."
"This year's NFL Draft clearly took on a much greater meaning and it's especially gratifying for ESPN to have played a role in presenting this unique event to a record number of NFL fans while supporting the league's efforts to give back," said ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro. "The success of this year's Draft is a testament to the unprecedented collaboration across the NFL, ESPN, and The Walt Disney Co. in the midst of such a challenging time."
With over 600 camera feeds in the homes of everyone from the Commissioner, more than 85 Draft prospects, 32 NFL Head Coaches, 32 NFL General Managers, Fans, College Football Coaches and many others, the 2020 NFL Draft offered unprecedented access to deliver the best possible experience for fans.
In addition to the telecast of the 2020 NFL Draft, Draft-A-Thon LIVE, a massive fundraising campaign aimed at raising funds for COVID-19 relief efforts, saw an average of over 5.4 million daily viewers. Draft-A-Thon LIVE was presented all three days of the 2020 NFL Draft and was available through NFL digital properties across devices and a number of digital platforms, including: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, TikTok, Reddit, TuneIn, Yahoo! Sports and more. Celebrities such as Kevin Hart, Blake Shelton, Jeff Daniels, DJ Khaled, Ninja, and Carli Lloyd joined dozens of current NFL players and Legends to participate in Draft-A-Thon LIVE.
In addition to raising funds, Draft-A-Thon LIVE paid tribute to healthcare workers, first responders, and others on the front lines of the battle with COVID-19. Over the course of April and May, the NFL family raised more than $100 million in COVID-19 relief.