When and where is the 2023 NFL Draft?

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The NFL Draft is the second most important date on the league calendar behind the Super Bowl. Here’s what you need to know about the 2023 draft.

Fans of the San Francisco 49ers and the remaining 31 teams across the league can all get excited about one particular even on the calendar.

The NFL Draft.

There’s nothing quite like the speculation, over-analysis and instant reaction to teams selecting players who haven’t seen a snap of professional football, especially knowing that fully half of those selected in Round 1 alone won’t come close to reaching their desired levels of expectations.

From busts to hidden gems, NFL Draft season is amazing.

The 2023 draft is almost here, too, and here’s what you’ll want to know as you gear up for the Niners’ actions this April.

When is the 2023 NFL Draft?

The draft this year kicks off on Thursday, April 27 at 8 p.m. ET. It will end on Saturday, April 29.

Where is the 2023 NFL Draft?

Kansas City will play host to the 2023 draft, and the actual event will be held at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri.

How many rounds are in the NFL Draft?

There are seven rounds in the NFL Draft, which will follow the below schedule over the three-day period:

  • Round 1: Thursday, April 27 at 8 p.m. ET
  • Rounds 2 and 3: Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m. ET
  • Rounds 4 through 7: Saturday, April 29 at 12 p.m. ET

The first round will get the majority of attention, but all 32 teams won’t necessarily be picking. Case in point, the Niners traded away their first-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, and the Miami Dolphins had to forfeit a Round 1 selection, too.

The full order of picks can be viewed here.

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How to watch or stream the 2023 NFL Draft?

Fans can tune into NFL Network for all three days of draft coverage. For those who are unable to watch on television, streaming options are available on NFL+ or by subscribing to fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial for first-time users.

When is the 49ers’ first pick of the 2023 NFL Draft?

San Francisco traded away its picks in the first two rounds of this year’s draft, the first-round selection as part of the 2021 trade to acquire quarterback Trey Lance, while the second-round pick was used to trade for All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey from the Carolina Panthers.

The 49ers have three compensatory picks (No. 99, No. 101 and No. 102 overall) at the end of Round 3, which will mark their first selections of the draft unless they trade up or down.

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