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When is the 2019 NFL Draft? Date, Time, TV Channel, Online Stream, Draft Order

When is the 2019 NFL Draft? Date, Time, TV Channel, Online Stream, Draft Order

Another NFL season is in the books and many teams are already looking forward to the 2019 season with new Super Bowl aspirations.

The first step to getting there is the 2019 NFL Draft starting on Thursday, April 25. The top college football players in the country will be selected to teams and begin their professional careers. 

The 2019 NFL Draft will be televised on five television channels: NFL Network, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ABC.

The first round will starts at 8:00 p.m. ET and will air on NFL Network, ABC, ESPN and ESPN Deportes.

Round 2 and Round 3 start at 7:00 p.m. ET on Friday, April 26 and will air on five networks: NFL Network, ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.

The final day of the 2019 NFL Draft (Round 4 through Round 7), will air at 12:00 p.m. ET on NFL Network , ABC, ESPN and ESPN Deportes.

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When is the 2019 NFL Draft?

The 2019 NFL Draft starts Thursday, April 25, and ends Saturday, April 27. The first round will take place at 8:00 ET Thursday night, with the second and third rounds happening Friday night.

The final four rounds will be on Saturday.

This year's draft will be hosted by the Tennessee Titans in Nashville, Tenn.

2019 NFL Draft Schedule

  • Round 1: Thursday, April 25, 8:00 p.m. ET
  • Rounds 2-3: Friday, April 26, 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Rounds 4-7: Saturday, April 27, 12:00 p.m. ET

How to watch or stream the 2019 NFL Draft:

Live coverage of the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft starts on Thursday, April 25 at 8:00 p.m. ET. The draft continues at on Friday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m. ET for the second and third rounds, and then again at on Saturday, April 27 at 12:00 p.m. ET for the final rounds.

This year's draft will be broadcast by ABC and ESPN, along with ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and NFL Network.

All seven rounds of the three-day event will air live on broadcast TV.

The first round of the draft will air on five channels: NFL Network, Fox, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes. 

You can also stream the draft on the WatchESPN app or the NFL Mobile app (or or 

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How many draft picks do the Redskins have?

The Redskins have five picks and four compensatory picks for a total of nine picks in the 2019 NFL Draft.

When do the Redskins pick in the 2019 NFL Draft?

As of now, these are when the Redskins will pick in the 2019 NFL Draft:

  • First Round, Pick No. 15
  • Second Round, Pick No. 46
  • Third Round, Pick No. 76 and No. 96 (Compensatory)
  • Fourth Round: None
  • Fifth Round, Pick No. 153 and No. 173 (Compensatory)
  • Sixth Round, Pick No. 206 (Compensatory)
  • Seventh Round, Pick No. 227 and No. 253 (Compensatory)

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2019 NFL Draft Order:

1. Arizona Cardinals
2. San Francisco 49ers
3. New York Jets
4. Oakland Raiders
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6. New York Giants
7. Jacksonville Jaguars
8. Detroit Lions
9. Buffalo Bills
10. Denver Broncos
11. Cincinnati Bengals
12. Green Bay Packers
13. Miami Dolphins
14. Atlanta Falcons
15. Washington Redskins
16. Carolina Panthers
17. New York Giants (via Browns)
18. Minnesota Vikings
19. Tennessee Titans
20. Pittsburgh Steelers
21. Seattle Seahawks
22. Baltimore Ravens
23. Houston Texans
24. Oakland Raiders (via Bears)
25. Philadelphia Eagles
26. Indianapolis Colts
27. Oakland Raiders (via Cowboys)
28. Los Angeles Chargers
29. Kansas City Chiefs
30. Green Bay Packers (via Saints)
31. Los Angeles Rams
32. New England Patriots

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Michael Wilbon rips Washington's statement, calling it 'annoying' and 'tone-deaf'

Michael Wilbon rips Washington's statement, calling it 'annoying' and 'tone-deaf'

Washington's football franchise released a statement on Monday that announced the official retirement of the name 'Redskins' and logo, ending an 87-year era of the name. The announcement came just 10 days after Washington stated it was conducting a formal review of the moniker.

Washington's statement caused plenty of reactions from both people inside and outside the sports world. Former Washington great Darrell Green said he is embracing the team's next step, while D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said the name is hardly the only issue.

ESPN analyst and longtime D.C. resident Michael Wilbon weighed in on the matter as well on Monday evening, ripping the team and owner Dan Snyder for what he called a "tone-deaf" statement.

"The statement was just sort of annoying and bogus, as things that come out of that camp usually are," Wilbon said on Pardon the Interruption. "It was bogus. It was tone-deaf. It didn't acknowledge anything. It didn't acknowledge anything but try and pat itself on the back."


While the statement itself clearly bothered Wilbon, he said that the fact that it annoyed him doesn't come as much of a surprise.

"So, the statement annoyed me, but probably everything the Washington football franchise does has annoyed me for 10-15 years at least," Wilbon said.

Additionally, Washington announced that the team has yet to finalize a new replacement name, stating Snyder and head coach Ron Rivera are "working closely to develop a new name and design approach that will enhance the standing of our proud, tradition-rich franchise and inspire our sponsors, fans and community for the next 100 years."

For Wilbon, he doesn't want the process of coming up with a new name to be drawn out in the slightest bit.

"Just get a name already. I don't need to chronicle this every day," Wilbon said. "I know there is a need to update it as a news story and it is that, but I don't need to follow every inch of this. When you get a name, I don't want finalists, I don't want quarterfinalists, I don't want to hear all that. Get a name, put it out there, and let's see what it is."

With Monday's announcement, Washington is officially moving on from the name 'Redskins' just seven years after Snyder said he would "never" change the name. That's quite the 180-degree turn.

What Wilbon is looking forward to in the coming months, more than finding out what Washington's new moniker will be, is finding out what caused Snyder to ultimately change his mind on the name.

"What I want to find out later on, somebody is going to do great reporting on this, and it's going to tell us Snyder's real reaction around him instead of these stupid statements that everybody puts out now, which is just junk and somewhere between spinning and lies," Wilbon said. "I want to find out what was going on behind the scenes, and what did they have to do? Did they have to sudate Snyder to get him to understand that the name is gone, and that you're going to go along with this?"

To finalize the segment, Wilbon reiterated how unmoved he was by the team's statement.

"Again, that statement that the team released today was sort of embarrassing," Wilbon said. "Then again, most of the things that franchise does is."


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Report: Washington’s name change expected to be ‘buttoned up’ by training camp

Report: Washington’s name change expected to be ‘buttoned up’ by training camp

Following Monday’s announcement that Washington plans to retire the name “Redskins” after completing a “thorough review” of the name, The Undefeated’s Jason Reid reported on ESPN that the team hopes to have a new name solidified by the start of training camp.

“I expect this to move very quickly,” Reid said Monday. “Talking with multiple sources over the last couple days and this morning, the expectation is this will be buttoned up, completely buttoned up, before the team reports to training camp, which should be July 28. Although we’re not sure of that right now because of obviously the fluid events with the COVID situation.

“But in terms of what the league wants, what the hope is, what the expectation is, is this will be a non-issue moving into training camp.”


Washington didn’t specify in its statement what the timetable would be for the decision, saying only that owner Dan Snyder and head coach Ron Rivera would lead the team’s efforts for determining a new name. Snyder, who has a history of opposing any kind of name change, has deferred a significant amount of organizational power to Rivera since hiring him in January.

NFL officials are still in talks with representatives of the players union over how to proceed with the 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic.


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