The Detroit Lions are getting everything squared away and doing their final preparations for the 2021 NFL Draft, which is beginning today. It will take place in Cleveland, Ohio, and will run through the first of the month on Saturday, May 1st, when things wrap up.
The Detroit Lions possess the seventh overall pick in this draft, and it will be the first draft under the new regime. Newly hired General Manager (GM) Brad Holmes will work with newly hired head coach Dan Campbell to have a successful 2021 NFL Draft.
It has been a crazy time leading up to the draft, and things have been all over the map with teams trading up and down, but fans will finally get a chance to see what the Lions will do with the seventh overall pick.
A few Detroit Jock City mock drafts suggested different options, such as the Detroit Lions settling for a quarterback or even possibly trading back to add more draft capital. Today, the Lions and the fans will finally settle on a player at seven or make a move.
Here’s a preview for the Detroit Lions 2021 NFL Draft, which begins today.
Here’s what fans can expect for the 2021 NFL Draft, starting with when the rounds will take place and what time they will kick-off.
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Round 1: Thursday, April 29th at 8 pm (ET)
Rounds 2-3: Friday, April 30th at 7 pm (ET)
Rounds 4-7: Saturday, May 1st at 12 pm (ET)
The draft will be viewable across multiple networks; tune into the NFL Network, ESPN, or ABC to get caught up on the draft or watch the Lions make their picks.
You can also check out FuboTV who will be streaming the draft for fans to check out as well. The FuboTV link can be found here: FuboTV Draft Coverage.
For those fans who really are psyched up about the Lions draft, the team announced it is hosting a draft party as well.
The draft party will begin at 6:45 pm (ET) on April 29th, ahead of the first round kicking off.
This draft party will be live across the Detroit Lions social media platforms and their website (linked here) or the Detroit Lions mobile app.
On the second day of the draft will have another Lions draft party that will kick off at 6:00 pm (ET) in the same areas as the first one. For more information regarding the Detroit Lions draft coverage and engagement with the fan base, check out this team-posted preview.
There is a lot to be excited about; the Detroit Lions are entering a new era. While Matthew Stafford was a fan favorite and has departed the organization and Jared Goff has taken over, fans have a lot to look forward to.
Best of luck to the Detroit Lions and this new regime as they kick off the 2021 NFL Draft!