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Welcome to the 2021 NFL draft! The first round of the league’s college player selection meeting has arrived and it projects to be a highly interesting one from the New England Patriots’ perspective: Owning the 15th overall selection, they are seen as prime candidates to make a big move up the board — or bolster their roster in some other fashion.

Here at Pats Pulpit we will have plenty of coverage for you over the next three days, so make sure to regularly check back for all the latest news, rumors and analysis. As for the first day of the event, here is all you need to know about how to watch it.


Day 1: Round 1

When: Thursday, April 29 at 8:00 p.m. ET

Where: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland OH

Television: ABC, ESPN, NFL Network

Live stream: FuboTV (free 7-day trial/subscribe here), ESPN+ (subscribe here), Pats Pulpit Mock Draft Show

Time per pick: 10 minutes


Round 1 selections

1. Jacksonville Jaguars

2. New York Jets

3. San Francisco 49ers

4. Atlanta Falcons

5. Cincinnati Bengals

6. Miami Dolphins

7. Detroit Lions

8. Carolina Panthers

9. Denver Broncos

10. Dallas Cowboys

11. New York Giants

12. Philadelphia Eagles

13. Los Angeles Chargers

14. Minnesota Vikings

15. New England Patriots

16. Arizona Cardinals

17. Las Vegas Raiders

18. Miami Dolphins

19. Washington Football Team

20. Chicago Bears

21. Indianapolis Colts

22. Tennessee Titans

23. New York Jets

24. Pittsburgh Steelers

25. Jacksonville Jaguars

26. Cleveland Browns

27. Baltimore Ravens

28. New Orleans Saints

29. Green Bay Packers

30. Buffalo Bills

31. Baltimore Ravens

32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Patriots draft picks

Round 1: 1-15

Round 2: 2-46

Round 3: 3-96

Round 4: 4-120, 4-122, 4-139

Round 5: 5-177

Round 6: 6-188, 6-197

Round 7: 7-242

The 15th overall selection is scheduled to be made between 10:20 p.m. ET and 10:30 p.m. ET at the latest. Realistically, however, it will happen earlier given that not all teams will wait until the end of their 10-minute window to announce their selection. Based on years past, you should expect New England’s pick to be made at around 9:20 p.m. ET.


Pats Pulpit coverage

PatsPulpit.com: Please visit our draft coverage section as well as our Patriots Draft Guide. Also, make sure to check out our live and rumors tracker that will go online at 9 am — and to regularly come back for all the latest news, updates and analysis before, during and after the draft.

Pats Pulpit Podcast Network: Don’t forget to subscribe to the Pats Pulpit Podcasts to stay tuned with our audio coverage of the event. The Patriot Nation Podcast crew will have live reactions to each pick, while The Scho Show will feature extensive recaps after each pick.

Pats Pulpit Video: The Pats Pulpit Draft Show will be broadcast live beginning at 7:30 pm. Follow the first round with our draft experts, and a deep lineup of special guests. Click here to watch the show on Twitch and to interact with the hosts, or visit PatsPulpit.com for the live stream.

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