NFL Draft is one of the most awaited annual meetings of the year for the football lovers. This is the National Football League which happens every year to shortlist and to select the eligible players for the game. This year too; the Draft has been set up with all the detailing to choose the players. The NFL Draft will be held in Philadelphia for the second time ever since 1961.
The venue of the NFL Draft 2017 will be at Eakins Oval in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The names of the players that are shortlisted will be announced from a theater building which is situated on Rocky Steps.It is the first time an NFL Draft is being held outdoors. It is going to be a different experience for the players as well as the viewers.
Live Stream and cable
So, if you have not been able to get the tickets to the NFL Draft then make sure to tune into the internet and watch the draft live in action. You can visit NFL.com or NFL Now. You may also view the ESPN for the updates. The above are official websites where all the updates will be shared timely. We will update free channels to watch NFL draft live streaming without any delays, advertisements or lags during the event.
NFL Draft 2017 live streaming channels
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Note: Streams will be live before the event starts.
The cable connection can also be used for getting these updates. You may need to subscribe to ESPN and NFL Network to watch the updates. This will attract charges, but will not be the case for live streaming. All you need is an internet connection which will help you to get all the live updates.
Schedule of the draft
The NFL Draft will be held on 27th to 29th April with three days being split into seven different rounds. The first set of the draft will be held on 27th April at 8 p.m. Eastern time. The second and third round will be held on 28th April starting at 7 p.m. Eastern time. The last day on 29th April will be the final day for rounds 4-7 to be started at noon eastern time. So, gear up and get ready for the adventure to begin from the 27th of April. Get more details about NFL draft schedule and timings here.
Tickets to the draft
You can go ahead and book yourself a ticket for the draft to witness it live in action. The official website nflonlocation.com will be an easy way to get the tickets for the draft. You should ensure that you buy the tickets well in advance so that you do not miss out on this opportunity. All the players will be selected and announced to make the teams, and you can enjoy every bit of it. NFL also holds a lottery where you can stand to win two tickets to the draft. But you will need to be 18 years of age.
Lottery becomes a gamble however last year about 80000 people entered the lottery and about 5000 tickets were given away. So, your chances are still bright enough. If you win the tickets in the lottery, you will need to visit them in person and claim your wristband which will be your ticket to the draft. If you do not do so your chance to the draft will be canceled. If you have not been lucky to meet your players in person, then you can visit the after-event parties where you will get to meet them. However, you will need to know the details to go there and meet your players.
Teams and rounds
There is a total of 32 teams for the rounds at the NFL drafts. The top five teams for the first-round draft will be in the below order:
1. Cleveland Browns
2. San Francisco 49ers
3. Chicago Bears
4. Jacksonville Jaguars
5. Tennessee Titans
Read this: Results and prediction for NFL draft 2017
You can book a package for yourself and enjoy every bit of it. There is a host of events lined up before and after the draft and the games. So, it is better to visit Philadelphia for all the fun that will carry around with the draft. Eagles have been hosting an after party post the draft which has been around for the last 11 years or so. It did not happen in 2013 when the stadium was under repairs. However, it happened but at a final group level. Be sure before you book your tickets from an unauthorized group or firm. This will be prevalent just before the draft as many dupes would try and cash in on the situation.
All the details about the selection and its events will be available on the website, and you can visit the site to follow as per your availability. So go ahead and enjoy every bit of the draft and meet your favorite celebrity players from the National Football League. Who would want to miss such opportunity? The most awaited after all!