How to Watch NFL Draft Without Cable 2021

How to Watch NFL Draft Without Cable 2021


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QB Trevor Lawrence

The Jacksonville Jaguars hold the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, which kicks off Thursday evening live from Cleveland, Ohio.

All three days of the draft will be televised on ABC, ESPN and NFL Network. But if you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch a live stream of the draft online for free:

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You can watch a live stream of ABC (live in select markets), ESPN, NFL Network and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which you can use for free with a seven-day trial right here:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch the 2021 NFL Draft live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also comes with 250 hours of cloud DVR space.


AT&T TV has four different channel packages: “Entertainment”, “Choice”, “Ultimate” and “Premier.” ABC (live in most markets) and ESPN are included in every one, but you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free 14-day trial.

Note that the free trial isn’t advertised as such, but your “due today” amount will be $0 when signing up. If you watch on your computer, phone or tablet, you won’t be charged for 14 days. If you watch on a streaming device on your TV (Roku, Firestick, Apple TV, etc.), you will be charged for the first month, but you can get still get a full refund if you cancel before 14 days:

AT&T TV Free Trial

Once signed up for AT&T TV, you can watch the 2021 NFL Draft live on the AT&T TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the AT&T TV website.

If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV also comes with 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to unlimited hours).


You can watch a live stream of ABC (live in select markets), ESPN, NFL Network and 65+ other TV channels on Vidgo. This option doesn’t include a free trial, but you can get your first month for just $10:

Vidgo Free Trial

Once signed up for Vidgo, you can watch the 2021 NFL Draft live on the Vidgo app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Vidgo website.


You can watch a live stream of ABC (live in select markets), ESPN and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which you can try out for free with a seven-day trial:

Hulu With Live TV Free Trial

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch the 2021 NFL Draft live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.

If you can’t watch live, Hulu with Live TV also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).


ESPN is included in Sling TV’s “Sling Orange” bundle, while NFL Network is available in the “Sling Blue” package. This option doesn’t come with a free trial, but you can get $10 off your first month, and you can get Showtime, Starz and Epix for free:

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch the 2021 NFL Draft live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.

If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 50 hours of cloud DVR.


NFL Draft 2021 Preview

Quarterbacks are the talk of the draft this year, with the top three picks widely expected to be spent on the position. The Jaguars are predicted to select Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the first pick of the draft this year, while the New York Jets are expected to select Zach Wilson out of BYU at No. 2.

Who the San Francisco 49ers grab with the third pick remains one of the draft’s most intriguing mysteries, but head coach Kyle Shanahan has confirmed it will be a quarterback. With Ohio State’s Justin Fields, North Dakota State’s Trey Lance and Alabama’s Mac Jones the top remaining quarterbacks expected to be chosen, this year’s draft promises to be full of drama.

The draft will also be held in person again after going completely virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic last year. “We are thrilled to be heading to Cleveland for the NFL Draft, which has become one of the most highly anticipated events in sports,” NFL executive Peter O’Reilly said in a statement, via CBS Sports. “Just months after executing a safe and successful Super Bowl LV, we look forward to bringing the excitement of our draft traditions to fans in collaboration with the Browns, Destination Cleveland, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, the City of Cleveland, and all of our local Cleveland partners.”

Oregon offensive lineman Penei Sewell, Florida tight end Kyle Pitts, LSU wideout Ja’Marr Chase, Alabama receivers Jaylen Waddle and DeVonta Smith, Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons and Northwestern o-lineman Rashawn Slater are all expected to be potential top 10 picks.

Here’s a list of where each team will be picking in the first round this year:

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars
  2. New York Jets
  3. San Francisco 49ers (from Houston through Miami)
  4. Atlanta Falcons
  5. Cincinnati Bengals
  6. Miami Dolphins (from Philadelphia)
  7. Detroit Lions
  8. Carolina Panthers
  9. Denver Broncos
  10. Dallas Cowboys
  11. New York Giants
  12. Philadelphia Eagles (from San Francisco through Miami)
  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 (from Seattle)
  24. Pittsburgh Steelers
  25. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Rams)
  26. Cleveland Browns
  27. Baltimore Ravens
  28. New Orleans Saints
  29. Green Bay Packers
  30. Buffalo Bills
  31. Baltimore Ravens (from Kansas City)
  32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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