2023 NFL draft guide: Round dates, times, order, prospects

The 2023 NFL draft kicked off Thursday, conducted Rounds 2 and 3 Friday and ends Saturday, and we have you covered.

The NFL's marquee three-day, seven-round event is being held in Kansas City, Missouri, for the first time in the draft's history. The first NFL draft was held in Philadelphia in 1936.

How can you watch the NFL draft? What is the draft order? Who are the best available prospects? And where are the latest mock drafts?

Read on for answers to all of these questions.

When and where is the 2023 NFL draft?

The 2023 draft is being held in downtown Kansas City. The draft started Thursday with Round 1, continued Friday with Rounds 2 and 3 and finishes Saturday with Rounds 4-7. Here are the times and where to watch:

  • Rounds 4-7: Saturday at noon ET (ESPN with ABC simulcast, ESPN App, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, NFL Network)

What is the draft order?

There will be 259 picks in this year's draft, and the Carolina Panthers had the first overall pick after a blockbuster trade with the Chicago Bears. The Houston Texans and Las Vegas Raiders had the most picks in the draft with 12 each prior to trades, while the Miami Dolphins have the fewest with just four after being stripped of their first-round selection for tampering violations.

See the full 259-pick draft order

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Who are the top prospects?

Three of the top prospects of the draft are quarterbacks. Unlike in 2022, many quarterbacks are available for teams looking for a new signal-caller. Here are the best players still available heading into Round 4.

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Latest mock drafts

Are you looking for the most up-to-date mock drafts from all of our draft analysts? Well, you found them. You can find every mock draft here.