The 2020 NFL Draft was originally scheduled to be held in Las Vegas, a huge spectacle that would have gone hand-in-hand with the Raiders’ first season in their new city, but it will now be virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Thankfully, the Raiders will still be prominently featured Thursday thanks to their two first-round picks, at Nos. 12 and 19 overall.
ESPN and NFL Network are combining forces to show a singular broadcast that will air on both networks for three days beginning at 5 p.m. PT on Thursday, hosted by Trey Wingo with remote contributions from Mel Kiper Jr., Rich Eisen, Michael Irvin, Kurt Warner, and a host of others.
ABC will show a separate broadcast for the first three rounds, covering Thursday and Friday, and will simulcast the ESPN/NFL Network telecast on Saturday for Rounds 4-7. The ABC telecasts on the first two days will be helmed by Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, and Maria Taylor.
The second and third rounds will be televised on Friday (from 4 p.m. PT), with the Raiders holding three picks in the third round. The final four rounds will air on Saturday (9 a.m.), in which — for now, at least — the Raiders only have two picks, one in the fourth round and another in the fifth.