NFL Draft: When to watch it on Channel 9 this weekend

ORLANDO, Fla. — It may be the off-season, but it’s is a very big weekend for football fans.

The 2021 NFL Draft got underway in Cleveland Thursday night with first round picks.

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Organizers spent most of the week setting the stage -- literally -- and it’s huge.

They built it in a hangar just outside First Energy Stadium.

The 2021 NFL Draft includes some big changes from a year ago.

Last year’s draft was totally virtual because of the pandemic.

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This weekend, thousands of fans continue to pour into Cleveland for the all the festivities.

Back here in Florida, Jacksonville fans depressed over the team’s brutal 1-15 season now have something to celebrate.

The Jaguars drafted Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence Thursday night in the opening pick of the first round.

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If you aren’t lucky enough to be in Cleveland to catch the draft in person, don’t despair.

Channel 9 has you covered!

Live coverage of the 2021 NFL Draft airs again Friday and Saturday on WFTV Ch. 9:

  • Friday 4/30: 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 5/1: Noon to 7 p.m.