Golfer turned Instagram guru Paige Spiranac is celebrating NFL’s annual draft day. On Thursday, the 28-yer-old posted a snap, revealing which team she’s interested in watching.
“NFL Draft day! Both my parents are from Pittsburgh so I’ve been a Steelers fan since the day I was born,” she began in the accompanying caption. “I also love the Bills. It’s a complicated relationship… Who’s your team? Who are you hoping they draft?”
Details Behind the Draft
For this year’s NFL draft, most of the event will be virtual due to the ongoing pandemic. However, some fans will be allowed to attend the in-person draft at various locations across Cleveland, Ohio, including FirstEnergy Stadium and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
The draft expects to see up to 50,000 fans a day. However, those hoping to get within 100 yards of the stage will have to prove that they’ve been vaccinated.
“We have every confidence in our protocols that are in place,” said Peter O’Reilly, NFL Executive Vice President of Club Business & League Events. He added, “We learned so much from what we did at the Super Bowl, where we were able to do a free, outdoor Super Bowl Experience. . . . We have very clear data working with our partners to show that our events did not cause any spread during the season, and we have that confidence here. Those protocols are very real and very enforced. So critical is the mask-wearing, and that will be heavily enforced throughout the draft.”
- Round 1, selection 24
- Round 2, selection 55
- Round 3, selection 87
- Round 4, selection 128
- Round 4, selection 140 (compensatory pick)
- Round 6, selection 216 (from Buccaneers, acquired in Jerald Hawkins deal)
- Round 7, selection 245 (from Dolphins, acquired in Minkah Fitzpatrick deal)
- Round 8, selection 254 (from Ravens, acquired in Chris Wormley deal)
NFL Draft: How to Watch
Those hoping to watch can do so on ESPN, ABC, and the NFL Network. Mike Greenberg will also lead ESPN’s coverage in his debut as host, joining Mel Kiper Jr., Louis Riddick, and Booger McFarlan.
ABC’s coverage of the event will also feature Rece Davis, Maria Taylor, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, Todd McShay, Jesse Palmer, and David Pollack.
On NFL Network, Rich Eisen, Daniel Jeremiah, Charles Davis, and David Shaw will be on the main set, with Kurt Warner, Joel Klatt, Ian Rapoport, and Melissa Stark also giving their insight.
Those without cable can live stream the event via the ESPN app or the NFL Mobile app. You can also stream with Sling TV, fuboTV, or YouTube TV.