Brett Pyne | Posted: 28 Apr 2021 | Updated: 1 May 2021

Wilson in Cleveland for NFL Draft starting Thursday

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CLEVELAND — Former BYU All-American quarterback Zach Wilson arrived in Cleveland Wednesday night in preparation for the 2021 NFL Draft that takes place Thursday through Saturday to a national television audience on ESPN, ABC and the NFL Network.

Hosted in downtown Cleveland, the 86th annual draft begins with the first round on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET/6 p.m. MT. Selections continue on Friday at 7 p.m. ET/5 p.m. MT with the second and third rounds before concluding Saturday with rounds 4-7 starting at noon ET/10 a.m. MT. Undrafted prospects will be available to sign as free agents on Saturday following the draft.

As one of the top NFL prospects in this year's draft, Wilson is among the select players invited by the NFL to attend the draft in person. Over the course of the three-day draft, Wilson along with All-American offensive tackle Brady Christensen and other top Cougar prospects will learn what opportunities await them in the NFL.

BYU head coach Kalani Sitake, offensive coordinator Aaron Roderick and passing game coordinator Fesi Sitake are in Cleveland with Wilson for the draft. Upon arriving on Wednesday, Wilson was fitted for his cap, signed footballs and helmets and took care of other duties while getting settled in with his family. View the photo gallery above to get a glimpse at Wilson's arrival on Wednesday, and see more information below on how to follow the 2021 NFL Draft.

NFL Draft-A-Thon

For the second year, fans are encouraged to tune in on social to NFL Draft-A-Thon LIVE, a livestream in support of pandemic recovery. BYU head coach Kalani Sitake will be among the invited guests to participate in this year's Draft-A-Thon hosted by the NFL's Deion Sanders and Kay Adams. Sitake will appear on the Draft-A-Thon from Cleveland on Thursday during the first of the event's two days. The NFL Draft-A-Thon takes place from 7:30-11:30 p.m. ET on Thursday and from 7-11 p.m. ET on Friday. Fans can join the experience live on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube on the official NFL account.

Live TV Coverage

Broadcast network ABC and cable outlets ESPN and NFL Network will provide live coverage of the three-day draft. ABC will broadcast all three days of the draft for the third straight year. Overall, the 2021 NFL Draft marks the fourth consecutive year all seven rounds will be televised over a national broadcast channel in addition to the extensive coverage provided on cable networks (see schedule below).

Streaming, Radio & Social Media

Live streams of the draft are also available via mobile devices, computers and connected TV devices by authenticating with participating TV providers. In addition, the round-by-round coverage can be heard through participating radio providers, including ESPN Radio, SiriusXM and Westwood One. 

Fans can also track the happenings of the draft online and via social media for additional access to highlights, stats and information about NFL prospects.

Check and BYU's official social media accounts for NFL news regarding BYU players this weekend.

2021 NFL Draft  |  April 29-May 1
Round 1:   Thurs. 8 p.m. ET/6 p.m. MT

ABC, ESPN, NFL Network
& ESPN Deportes

Rounds 2-3: Fri. 7 p.m. ET/5 p.m. MT

ABC, ESPN, NFL Network
& ESPN Deportes

Rounds 4-7: Sat. 12 p.m. ET/10 a.m. MT ABC, ESPN, NFL Network
& ESPN Deportes


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