The New York Giants Digital Platforms will once again be your No. 1 destination for coverage of the 2021 NFL Draft.
The 2021 NFL Draft begins with the first round on Thursday, April 29, at 8 PM ET and continues on Friday, April 30, with Rounds 2-3 at 7 PM ET. The draft concludes on Saturday, May 1, with Rounds 4-7.
Giants draft coverage will begin Thursday night from 7-8 PM ET with the "Giants Draft Party Live presented by Pepsi", the Official Soft Drink of the New York Giants. This variety-style live stream pre-draft show is hosted by Victor Cruz, Shaun O'Hara and Madelyn Burke and will feature appearances and interviews with current Giants players Daniel Jones, James Bradberry and Logan Ryan, television star and Giants Hall of Famer Michael Strahan, Giants legends Phil Simms and Carl Banks, celebrity super fans, and more. The Draft Party will be streamed on the the Giants' YouTube Channel, GiantsTV, Giants.com, the Giants App, Facebook, and Twitter.
Coverage continues live immediately following the Giants' selections in the first three rounds with the return of "Big Blue Draft Night Live presented by Van Heusen." Hosted by Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Shaun O'Hara, and David Diehl, the program will focus on the immediate reaction to each of the Giants' draft picks, featuring expert analysis and exclusive interviews with the team's newly drafted players.
Both nights of "Big Blue Draft Night Live presented by Van Heusen" will be streamed exclusively on the Giants' YouTube Channel, GiantsTV, Giants.com, the Giants App, Facebook and Twitter.
The Giants are also pleased to announce the return of the "Dunkin' Delivers Predict the Draft Pick" sweepstakes. Fans can visit Giants.com/draftsweeps to predict the Giants' first selection in the 2021 NFL Draft. Those who correctly predict the pick will be eligible to win an autographed Saquon Barkley replica jersey and free Dunkin' coffee for a year. Fans can enter until 8 PM ET on April 29, 2021 when the draft begins.
In addition to the Giants' special draft coverage, the Big Blue Kickoff Live podcast will stream on Giants.com, the Giants App, and GiantsTV at 12 PM ET on Thursday, Friday and Sunday, and at 10 AM ET on Saturday. All episodes will be available for download on the Giants Podcast Network.
The Giants official mobile app is free to download at the App Store and Google Play. GiantsTV, the official connected TV streaming app of the Giants, is free on Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV and inside the Giants mobile app.
Here is everything else you need to know about the 2021 NFL Draft:
WHAT: 86th Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting
WHERE: Cleveland, Ohio
WHEN: Seven Rounds – Round 1 on Thursday, April 29 (8 PM ET); Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday, April 30 (7 PM); and Rounds 4 through 7 on Saturday, May 1 (noon). There will be 259 selections, including 37 compensatory choices that have been awarded to 17 teams that suffered a net loss of certain quality unrestricted free agents last year.
Fifty-eight prospects – 13 on-site in Cleveland and 45 virtually – are confirmed to participate in the 2021 NFL Draft, which begins on Thursday, April 29, along with a host of NFL Legends and current stars.
The 13 players confirmed to attend this year's NFL Draft on-site in Cleveland:
- Christian Barmore, Alabama
- Gregory Rousseau, Miami
- Ja'Marr Chase, LSU
- Rashawn Slater, Northwestern
- Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech
- DeVonta Smith, Alabama
- Mac Jones, Alabama
- Patrick Surtain II, Alabama
- Trey Lance, North Dakota State
- Jaylen Waddle, Alabama
- Micah Parsons, Penn State
- Zach Wilson, BYU
- Kyle Pitts, Florida
TIME LIMITS: Round 1: 10 minutes per selection. Round 2: Seven minutes per selection. Rounds 3 through 6, including compensatory picks: Five minutes per selection. Rounds 7, including compensatory picks: Four minutes per selection.
TELEVISION & RADIO: The 2021 NFL Draft will be televised nationally by NFL Network, ABC, ESPN and ESPN Deportes, and can be heard nationwide on Westwood One Radio, SiriusXM NFL Radio and ESPN Radio.
MOBILE: Live NFL Network coverage of the 2021 NFL Draft is available across devices (smartphone, PC, tablet and connected TVs) through the NFL app or NFL.com/watch for subscribers of participating NFL Network providers.
DRAFT-A-THON: The 2021 NFL Draft will again host Draft-a-Thon, a fundraiser that drives awareness and action to close critical gaps at the intersection of pandemic recovery and our hardest hit communities. Draft-a-Thon will be featured across the live Draft coverage on ABC, ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio and NFL Network April 29-May 1 and will showcase the efforts of the four nonprofit organizations that support pandemic recovery.
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