2024 NFL Draft: Time, TV, top picks and everything else you need to know

Months of anticipation have finally led to the 2024 NFL Draft. The Scouting Combine, team visits, interviews, medical testing and more pre-draft necessities are out of the way. Now, 32 teams across the league will select the next crop of future NFL stars over three days in Detroit. Find out all you need including, the draft time, TV, streaming and the players you should expect to see on draft day.

Things kick off Thursday night in Round 1 with the Chicago Bears picking No. 1 overall. Over the following 48 hours, hundreds of prospects will find new homes in the NFL.

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Here's everything you need to know about the 2024 NFL Draft:

When and where is the 2024 NFL Draft?

The 2024 NFL Draft starts on Thursday, April 25 at 8:00 p.m. ET. The event will be held at Campus Martius Park in Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit.

How to watch the 2024 NFL Draft

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Who's the favorite for the No. 1 overall pick?

USC quarterback and 2022 Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams is the overwhelming favorite to be the first overall pick of the 2024 NFL Draft. Odds from BetMGM currently put him at -10000 to go No. 1 overall to the Bears.

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Who are the top players in the 2024 NFL Draft?

The top prospects this year are mostly on offense. Williams as well as Jayden Daniels, Drake Maye and J.J. McCarthy are considered top picks at quarterback. Wide receivers Marvin Harrison Jr., Malik Nabers and Rome Odunze are also expected to be drafted early on in Round 1.

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Philadelphia Eagles

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Pittsburgh Steelers

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How many selections are in the 2024 NFL Draft?

This year's total is 257 spread out over seven rounds. Here's the breakdown for each one:

  • Round 1: 32 picks

  • Round 2: 32 picks

  • Round 3: 36 picks

  • Round 4: 35 picks

  • Round 5: 41 picks

  • Round 6: 44 picks

  • Round 7: 37 picks

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Which team has the most draft picks?

Three teams are tied for the most draft picks this year with 11: the Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers and Los Angeles Rams.

Which team has the fewest draft picks?

The Bears have the fewest draft picks this year with four, including two in the top 10 (No. 1 and No. 9).

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2024 NFL Draft first-round order

  1. Chicago Bears (from Carolina Panthers)

  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 (from Cleveland Browns through Houston Texans)

  24. Dallas Cowboys

  25. Green Bay Packers

  26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  27. Arizona Cardinals (from Houston Texans)

  28. Buffalo Bills

  29. Detroit Lions

  30. Baltimore Ravens

  31. San Francisco 49ers

  32. Kansas City Chiefs

Who was the No. 1 pick in the last NFL draft?

In the 2023 NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers traded up and selected Alabama quarterback Bryce Young with the No. 1 overall selection.

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