Skip to main content

Where to Watch the 2020 NFL Draft: A Guide for 49ers Faithful

The 2020 NFL Draft will look a little different this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the three-day event will be held virtually for players, coaches and fans. Besides the televised broadcast, the 49ers social platforms will be packed full of coverage before, during and after the draft gets underway.

Here's everything 49ers Faithful need to know to watch the 2020 NFL Draft:

Where Can I Watch the Draft?

The NFL Draft will be streamed live on NFL Network, ESPN and ABC. ESPN and NFL Network will combine to offer a singular presentation across both networks, while ABC will present its own prime-time telecasts for rounds 1-3, in addition to simulcasting the ESPN and NFL Network telecast of rounds 4-7. ESPN Deportes will also provide exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the 2020 NFL Draft. Commentators include Monday Night Football voices Eduardo Varela and Pablo Viruega.

What Time Does the Draft Start?

  • Thursday, April 23: Round 1 (5 p.m. PT)
  • Friday, April 24: Rounds 2-3 (4 p.m. PT)
  • Saturday, April 25: Rounds 4-7 (9 a.m. PT)

What Picks Do the 49ers Have?

The 49ers own five picks in the Draft. After a trade with the Indianapolis Colts, the 49ers picked up their second first-round pick in exchange for defensive lineman, and former first-round selection, DeForest Buckner. Currently, San Francisco does not have any Day 2 picks following trades with the Kansas City Chiefs for Dee Ford and the Denver Broncos for Emmanuel Sanders. Barring any trades, here are the 49ers 2020 Draft selections.

Day 1 Picks

  • Round 1, Pick 14 (From Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Round 1, Pick 25 (From Minnesota Vikings)

Day 2 Picks

  • None

Day 3 Picks

  • Round 5, Pick 156 (from Denver Broncos)
  • Round 6, Pick 210
  • Round 7, Pick 217 (from Detroit Lions)

Who Did the 49ers Select in Round 1?

With the 14th-overall pick, San Francisco selected defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw. The South Carolina product earned first-team Associated Press All-America and first-team All-SEC honors as a senior following a dominant 2019 season. At No. 25, the 49ers selected wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk from Arizona State. The 6-foot, 205-pound receiver garnered third-team Associated Press All-American and first-team All-Pac-12 honors in 2019 after leading the Sun Devils with 65 receptions for 1,192 yards and eight scores.

49ers Draft HQ

Stay up to date with all the latest 49ers draft news including mock drafts, analysis, interviews and more on

NFL Draft-A-Thon

Starting on Thursday night, tune in to the NFL's three-day virtual fundraiser in support of COVID-19 relief efforts featuring Rich Eisen, Deion Sanders, special guest Kevin Hart and many more. The Draft-A-Thon will be featured across live coverage on ABC, ESPN, ESPN Deportes and NFL Network. You can also join the experience live on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube on the official NFL accounts. The broadcast will also pay tribute to healthcare workers and first responders in a variety of ways including raising funds for the work being done to combat the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Visit to learn more about the NFL's Draft-a-Thon and to find out how you can get involved.

49ers Virtual Draft Party

Get ready Faithful for a virtual 49ers Draft Party presented by Levi's® on Thursday, April 23, starting at 4 p.m. PT. Available on, 49ers App, Facebook Live and YouTube, join 49ers senior reporter Keiana Martin for interviews, look-ins, draft analysis and messages from current 49ers players, fans and special guests.

NBC Sports Bay Area Draft Coverage

NBC Sports Bay Area will have shows Monday through Wednesday featuring 49ers insiders such as Matt Maiocco, Greg Papa, Donte Whitner and Jennifer Lee Chan, as well as podcasts, articles and Facebook live events all throughout the week leading up to the NFL draft. Learn more about the coverage here.