How to watch the NFL Draft Rounds 2 and 3 for free—and without cable

April 28, 2022, 8:00 AM UTC
Updated April 29, 2022, 2:23 PM UTC

Thursday’s Round One of the NFL Draft saw something that hasn’t occurred in more than 30 years.

Defensive players made up the first five draft picks for the first time since 1991, with Georgia’s Travon Walker taking the honor of the number one slot. Michigan’s Aidan Hutchison went second to the Lions, as expected. And the Houston Texans grabbed cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. from LSU.

There are still plenty of talented players up for grabs, though, which should make the next six rounds just as riveting.

Not going to be home when the picks are made? Maybe you’ve gotten rid of cable to keep bills under control? Don’t worry. There are still plenty of ways to watch.

When does the 2022 NFL Draft take place?

This year’s NFL Draft began on Thursday, April 28 and will run through Saturday, April 30. Round two and three picks happen on Friday. And Saturday will see rounds 4-7.

What time does the 2022 NFL Draft begin?

It varies by night.

Friday’s coverage will start at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Saturday’s coverage will begin at 12:00 p.m. ET.

Which network or networks are airing the 2022 NFL Draft?

You’ve got a couple to choose from. ABC and ESPN will carry it live. The NFL Network will also air the 2022 NFL Draft.

How can I watch the NFL Draft for free?

As with any network-centric programming, the best way to watch for free on a big screen is with a good HD antenna. Since ABC is airing the NFL draft, you’ll be able to watch even if you don’t have a cable subscription. To ensure you’re getting the most reliable signal, be sure to test the antenna in multiple locations in your home.

Can I watch the 2022 NFL Draft online?

Yep. There are a number of options, too. You can always log on to the WatchESPN app, but if you’d prefer to watch on a big screen (or don’t want to bother with adding another app), there are several alternatives.

Fubo TV

This sports-focused cord-cutting service carries broadcast networks in most markets. There’s a seven-day free trial, followed by monthly charges of $65–$80, depending on the channels you choose.


Disney’s bundle of Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ can be enjoyed for free for seven days, after which you’ll pay $13.99 per month for all three combined

Hulu with Live TV

You can try the service free for a week. Once that’s up, you’ll pay $65 per month.


After a two-week trial, you can expect monthly charges of $65.

Sling TV

Dish Network’s Sling lower-tiered Orange plan will run you $35 per month. Adding the more comprehensive Blue plan bumps the cost to $50 per month. You’ll have a seven-day free trial first, and right now the cord-cutting service is dropping the first month’s bill to $10.


Formerly known as DirecTV Now and AT&T TVNow, AT&T’s streaming service will run you $70 per month and up. There is no longer a free trial option.

Does the NFL offer any service for me to watch the 2022 NFL Draft?

It does, but there are fewer options than you have during the regular season.


The NFL App will let you stream this year’s draft, via the NFL Network.

Can I watch the 2022 NFL Draft on Amazon?

While Amazon will be the exclusive home of Thursday Night Football this year, it has not yet secured any broadcast rights for the draft.

What’s the Draft Order for selections in 2022?

The order will vary by round, but here’s how things are set for Rounds two and three (rounds 1-32 were held Thursday):

Round two

33. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Jacksonville Jaguars)
34. Minnesota Vikings (from Detroit Lions)
35. Tennessee Titans (from New York Jets) 
36. New York Giants
37. Houston Texans
38. New York Jets (from Carolina Panthers)
39. Chicago Bears
40. Seattle Seahawks (from Denver Broncos)
41. Seattle Seahawks
42. Indianapolis Colts (from Washington Commanders)
43. Atlanta Falcons
44. Cleveland Browns
45. Baltimore Ravens
46. Detroit Lions (from Minnesota Vikings)
47. Washington Commanders (from Indianapolis Colts)
48. Chicago Bears (from Los Angeles Chargers)
49. New Orleans Saints
50. Kansas City Chiefs (from Miami Dolphins)
51. Philadelphia Eagles
52. Pittsburgh Steelers
53. Green Bay Packers (from Las Vegas Raiders)
54. New England Patriots
55. Arizona Cardinals
56. Dallas Cowboys
57. Buffalo Bills
58. Atlanta Falcons (from Tennessee Titans)
59. Green Bay Packers
60. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
61. San Francisco 49ers
62. Kansas City Chiefs
63. Cincinnati Bengals
64. Denver Broncos (from Los Angeles Rams)

Round three

65. Jacksonville Jaguars
66. Minnesota Vikings (from Detroit Lions)
67. New York Giants
68. Houston Texans
69. Tennessee Titans (from New York Jets)
70. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Carolina Panthers)
71. Chicago Bears
72. Seattle Seahawks
73. Indianapolis Colts (from Washington Commanders)
74. Atlanta Falcons
75. Denver Broncos
76. Baltimore Ravens
77. Minnesota Vikings
78. Cleveland Browns
79. Los Angeles Chargers
80. Houston Texans (from New Orleans Saints)
81. New York Giants (from Miami Dolphins)
82. Atlanta Falcons (from Indianapolis Colts)
83. Philadelphia Eagles
84. Pittsburgh Steelers
85. New England Patriots
86. Las Vegas Raiders
87. Arizona Cardinals
88. Dallas Cowboys
89. Buffalo Bills
90. Tennessee Titans
91. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
92. Green Bay Packers
93. San Francisco 49ers
94. New England Patriots (from Kansas City Chiefs)
95. Cincinnati Bengals
96. Denver Broncos (from Los Angeles Rams)
97. Detroit Lions (compensatory selection)
98. Washington Commanders (from New Orleans Saints, compensatory selection)
99. Cleveland Browns (compensatory selection)
100. Arizona Cardinals (from Baltimore Ravens, compensatory selection)
101. New York Jets (from New Orleans Saints via Philadelphia Eagles and Tennessee Titans; compensatory selection)
102. Miami Dolphins (from San Francisco 49ers, compensatory selection)
103. Kansas City Chiefs (compensatory selection)
104. Los Angeles Rams (compensatory selection)
105. San Francisco 49ers (compensatory selection)

Which players are favorites in Rounds two and three of the 2022 NFL Draft?

Will defense continue to be a priority in round two and three? Here’s a look at some of the top players who are still available after round one:

Malik Willis

Quarterback, Liberty

Logan Hall

Defensive lineman, Houston

Andrew Booth Jr.

Cornerback, Clemson

Nakobe Dean

Linebacker, Georgia

Christian Watson

Wide receiver, North Dakota State

After the draft, what’s next?

Once the draft is over, all eyes turn to the 2022–2023 schedule, to be released May 12 at 8:00 p.m. ET. The season will begin on Thursday, September 15 (on Amazon), and conclude in February 2023 with Super Bowl 57.

Tickets will go on sale after each game is announced.

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