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2021 NFL Draft: How to watch, listen, and some Buccaneers notes

Some info on this year’s event from NFL Communications.

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The excitement is in the air as the NFL Draft kicks off today. With the Buccaneers holding the last pick in Round 1, they will be in a prime position to land the best player available — with no rush to push them out on to the field.

Below is the schedule for Days 1 - 3 of the draft.

Day 1: Round 1

When: Thursday, April 29 at 8 p.m. Eastern

Time per pick: 10 minutes

TV: ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio

Day 2: Rounds 2 & 3

When: Friday, April 30 at 7 p.m. Eastern

Time per pick: 7 minutes for round 2; 5 minutes for round 3

TV: ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio

Day 3: Rounds 4 through 7

When: Saturday, May 1 at 12 p.m. Eastern

Time per pick: 5 minutes for rounds 4-6; 4 minutes for round 7

TV: ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio

(The entire draft can be streamed online via computer or mobile device through the NFL app or on NFL.com.)

The Buccaneers Draft Show, hosted by T.J. Rives and Pat Donovan will be aired on 95.3 WDAE beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday and will continue through the end of the first round. The Buccaneers will rack each pick live on their site, and they will also host a Draft Celebration Kickoff Show beginning at 7:15 p.m. ET.

Bucs Nation will also host a live stream on Twitter @Bucs_Nation as well as posting it in tonight’s draft thread.

Notes

  • There will be 259 selections, including 37 compensatory choices that have been awarded to 17 teams that suffered a net loss of certain quality unrestricted free agents last year.
  • The Buccaneers, led by General Manager Jason Licht and Head Coach Bruce Arians, have eight selections in this year’s NFL Draft and hold the No. 32 overall pick. If Tampa Bay picks at No. 32, it will mark the second time drafting a player in that slot in team history (1982 - Booker Reese, Round 2, Pick 32). Tampa Bay also held the No. 32 overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft, but had previously traded the pick to acquire former head coach Jon Gruden.
  • 15 Buccaneers who started at least five games in 2020 and 23 players who were on the active roster or I.R. for Super Bowl LV were drafted by Jason Licht.