The 2021 NFL Draft is the annual conference of National Football League teams to choose newly eligible players for the 2021 NFL season. The draft was held at the NFL Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, from April 30 to May 2, 2021. It is the first year that the playoffs will start and is also the first year that coaches are permitted to visit the facilities and meet with potential prospects. Many believe that this is the most important draft in the entire NFL and Super Bowl era.
There are many things that can change or happen in the next six weeks before the draft begins. The Thursday night game will move to a Friday night and that means there will be extended game times on Sunday mornings and there may even be more trade rumors going on between now and the start of the draft. Players may decide that they want to go elsewhere and there could be changes in coaching staffs. All these things can change the NFL Draft and cause all kinds of crazy and unpredictable results.
One thing that many people are very curious about right now is where the Thursday Night Football game will be played. Are the early start times changed? Will the Sunday night games always be in prime time on Fox, CBS or NBC? This is one of those situations where you have to read between the lines and make decisions based upon what you have read and who you know.
So where will the Thursday Night Football games be played? The schedules have been released and the networks have them for you to look at. According to the ESPN Release, they have the Thursday Night Games on ABC, CBS, and NBC. That does not mean that they are the only ones. As with other sports, the deals and rights to air certain games and times are bought by the Networks and they are not open to everyone. But it does give you a chance to see what Thursday Night football will look like.
What kind of deal or rights will the Networks have to broadcast the games? You will find out soon enough when April 24 rolls around. We already know that NBC will be airing the Super Bowl this year. If they have not renewed their contract by then, expect the Thursday Night Football games on these stations to change as well.
Some other popular places for the Thursday Night Football Games are the NFL Draft 2100 and the Thursday Night Football presented by EA Sports. These have very high ratings and many people are tuning into them for the Super Bowl. It is highly likely that the Thursday Night Football games will be one of the highest-rated programs of all time. If you live in the Seattle area, you have a chance to watch the Thursday Night game on KCPW for a chance to hear how the world feels about the Seahawks. It should be a very exciting time for fans in that part of the country.
In the NFL Draft 2100, which takes place in Arizona during week 16, the Jacksonville Jaguars select second overall pick Sam Martin. Sam Martin is considering a “big fish” by some and “a bust” by others. The comparisons to Marshawn Lynch can be drawn, but I believe the comparisons have to do with fit. I believe the comparisons are unfair to Sam Martin because he is undersized, but you have to take the positive with the negative and I think the positive outweighs the negative.
In the NFL Draft 2120, the San Francisco 49ers select the previously listed players in this article and the Chicago Bears make the winning selections in the first round. So far, there has been no shortage of injuries to key players, including a promising young quarterback who was hurt. The one good thing the new Bills' coaching staff can point to is that the injury bug did not bite last year. The running game is not as efficient as it was, thanks in large part to the lack of depth at the skill positions.