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2018 NFL Draft Round 1: Start time, TV info, live online stream, draft order, announcers

Everything you need to watch and follow Round 1 of the 2018 NFL Draft.

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The 2018 NFL Draft is upon us.

No single offseason event in any sport is more memorable than the NFL’s annual drafting of college stars into the professional ranks, as they fulfill their life-long dreams of playing at the highest level of football.

For the Cincinnati Bengals, this draft will present an opportunity to add more firepower to a team that’s close to getting back to the playoffs after a 7-9 campaign.

The Bengals have already had a very productive offseason thus far. If they’re able to land several impact players in this draft, it may be the difference in getting them back to the postseason and winning a playoff game for the first time in nearly three decades.

But really, what makes the draft so special is seeing the guys who’ve given everything they have for so long to finally see the fruits of their labor pay off, especially if it’s being a first-round selection.

Come watch the dreams unfold with us Thursday night!

How to watch and follow Round 1

When: Thursday, April 26th at 8 p.m. EST

Time per pick: 10 minutes

Bengals’ pick: No. 21

TV channels: ESPN, FOX and NFL Network

Online Streaming:, Fox Sports Go, WatchESPN and FuboTV

Announcers: The most extensive draft coverage this year will be from the ESPN networks. On ESPN, host Trey Wingo, analyst Mel Kiper Jr., front office insider Louis Riddick and college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit will call the action.

On ESPN2, Rece Davis will host College Football Primetime, a college-themed presentation of Round 1, which will include reactions and analysis. GameDay’s Desmond Howard and David Pollack, as well as college football analysts Joey Galloway and Booger McFarland will call the action.

Round 1 Draft Order:

1. Cleveland Browns

2. New York Giants

3. New York Jets (via Colts)

4. Cleveland Browns (via Texans)

5. Denver Broncos

6. Indianapolis Colts (via Jets)

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

8. Chicago Bears

9. San Francisco 49ers

10. Oakland Raiders

11. Miami Dolphins

12. Buffalo Bills (via Bengals)

13. Washington Redskins

14. Green Bay Packers

15. Arizona Cardinals

16. Baltimore Ravens

17. Los Angeles Chargers

18. Seattle Seahawks

19. Dallas Cowboys

20. Detroit Lions

21. Cincinnati Bengals (via Bills)

22. Buffalo Bills (via Chiefs)

23. New England Patriots (via Rams)

24. Carolina Panthers

25. Tennessee Titans

26. Atlanta Falcons

27. New Orleans Saints

28. Pittsburgh Steelers

29. Jacksonville Jaguars

30. Minnesota Vikings

31. New England Patriots

32. Philadelphia Eagles