watch NFL Draft online

The 2024 NFL Draft will air live from Thursday April 25 until Saturday April 27. To be held around Campus Martius Park and Hart Plaza in Detroit, the 2024 NFL Draft will consist of 257 selections as 32 NFL teams attempt to unearth the next set of NFL stars among this year’s top eligible college talents.

In this post, we’ll explain how you can watch the NFL Draft online from anywhere with the help of a Virtual Private Network (VPN). You can even watch the 2024 NFL Draft online free thanks to a few key streaming options

Our guide only recommends official sources for the 2024 NFL Draft. The NFL Draft is a highly anticipated event for NFL fans, but the broadcast is often streamed through unofficial sites. These sites may pose privacy and security threats. They also don’t offer the best streaming quality and are more likely to go offline unexpectedly. As the 2024 NFL Draft is available through numerous official sources, there’s no need to turn to sites that may put you at risk or cause you to miss out on the action.

If you’re traveling abroad, you may need to use a VPN to watch the 2024 NFL Draft on your usual services. 

How to watch the 2024 NFL Draft online with a VPN

The NFL Draft was previously only broadcast in the US. However, thanks to negotiated contracts, NFL Game Pass on DAZN is now a viable option almost anywhere in the world to watch not just one but every round of the 2024 NFL draft online.

Here’s how to watch the 2024 NFL Draft live stream online:

  1. Sign up for a VPN that works with the streaming services covered in this post. We recommend NordVPN, although Surfshark and ExpressVPN also work with the streaming platforms that will broadcast the 2024 NFL draft.
  2. Install the VPN app onto your chosen device (Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Amazon Fire TV, etc.), and then connect to a VPN server in the country of the streaming service you’re trying to access.
  3. Sign up for the streaming service of your choice, or connect to the live streaming site you plan to use.
  4. That’s it! If your VPN isn’t working, try clearing your cache and cookies in your web browser, closing the browser completely, and then opening up a new session. You may also want to try running in a private browsing window, such as Chrome’s Incognito mode, or Firefox’s Private Window.
  5. We highly recommend testing your VPN and streaming options before the event to ensure you don’t miss any of the major reveals and announcements.


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Many mobile apps now require you to verify your location using GPS. There is often no effective bypass for this, so we recommend sticking to using a web browser, or a TV-connected device, such as the Amazon Fire TV or Apple TV.

Let’s explore some of your best options to watch the 2024 NFL Draft online from anywhere in the world, including free options.

How to watch the NFL Draft for free in the US

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The 2024 NFL Draft will be broadcast through all of the following networks:

  • ABC
  • ESPN
  • ESPN Deportes
  • NFL Network
  • NFL+

If you have a cable TV subscription that includes these channels, you can watch the 2024 NFL Draft at no additional cost. The good news is that there’s also a way to watch cable-free.

FuboTV ($79.99/month), Hulu + Live TV ($76.99/month), Sling TV ($60/month) and YouTube TV ($72.99/month) all carry ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network. What’s more, each service includes a free trial. This means you can stream the 2024 NFL Draft online for free, provided you remember to cancel in time. Of the aforementioned platforms, Sling TV is the most affordable and costs just $30 for your first month.

The above services are only available in the US. If you’re traveling abroad, you can take advantage of NordVPN’s 30-day money-back guarantee to stream the NFL Draft risk-free.

Where else can I stream the NFL Draft online?

This year’s NFL Draft will be broadcast in several countries outside of the US too. Here’s a quick rundown of where you can watch in the rest of the world:


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There are two places Canadian fans can stream the 2024 NFL Draft: DAZN and TSN. Unfortunately, neither service offers a free trial anymore, but if your cable package includes TSN, you can sign into the website and watch at no added cost.

If you’re looking to watch the NFL Draft online without cable, you’ll have to pay $24.99 CAD per month for DAZN or $19.99 monthly for TSN. Both of these services are geo-blocked, but you can use them as normal by connecting to a Canadian VPN server for a Canadian IP address.


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Sky Sports and DAZN will be showing the NFL Draft in the UK. Existing Sky TV subscribers can sign into the Sky Go app and watch live at no added cost. Alternatively, you can sign up for a Sports pass on Now to stream the NFL Draft without cable. This costs £34.99 a month (or £11.99 for a 24-hour membership) and unfortunately, don’t include a free trial. DAZN costs £19.99 for a single month.

Sky Go and Now TV won’t be showing the draft outside of the UK. However, if you’re traveling, you can use a VPN to get a UK IP address to access them.

NFL Draft 2024: Event schedule, details, and top prospects

The NFL Draft is a three-day event covering 7 rounds. The event schedule is as follows:

  • Round 1: Thursday, April 25, 8 PM ET / 1 AM BST (Friday, April 26)
  • Rounds 2-3: Friday, April 26, 7 PM ET / 12 AM BST (Saturday, April 27)
  • Rounds 4-7: Saturday, April 27, 12 PM ET / 5 PM BST 

How does the NFL Draft work?

The NFL Draft is the primary event for NFL teams to draft new young players. However, a fair amount of pick trading occurs, which teams can do in order to move up in the draft, or move down but increase draft capital. This may mean more picks in this year’s draft or in future drafts.

The teams with the worst records typically get the first pick each round, while the teams with the best record get the last pick. This year, there are 257 picks across all 32 teams in the NFL.

The first-round pick order this year is as follows:

  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

Top 2024 NFL Draft prospects

With only 257 picks to go around, not every prospect will make the cut. However, here are some of the top 2024 NFL Draft prospects to watch, many of whom may be grabbed up in the first round.

  • Caleb Williams, QB, USC
  • Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina
  • Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU
  • Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State
  • Malik Nabers, WR, LSU
  • Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame
  • Dallas Turner, Edge, Alabama
  • Rome Odunze, WR, Washington
  • Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo
  • Romeo Odunze, WR, Washington