NFL Draft 2022 live stream: how to watch online from anywhere

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It's official: defenders are sexy again. The NFL Draft 2022 has been one of the most eyebrow-raising classes in decades, with Travon Walker (Jaguars) emerging as a faintly surprising No.1 overall pick, ahead of fellow defensive ends Aidan Hutchinson (Lions) and Kayvon Thibodeaux (Giants). We've already seen local heroes, QBs, RBs and TEs left in the shade, and at least one (Cole) Strange turn of events. Read on as we explain how to get a 2022 NFL Draft live stream no matter where you are in the world - there are even options to watch absolutely FREE in some regions.

NFL Draft live stream 2022

Dates: April 28-30 (full schedule below)

Venue: Caesars Forum, Las Vegas, Nevada

FREE live stream: Kayo Sports FREE trial (AU)

Global live streams: ABC, ESPN or NFL Network via Sling TV discount / FuboTV free trial (US) | DAZN (CA) | Sky Sports (UK)

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Perhaps inspired by Joe Burrow's efforts for the Bengals, and proving that romance isn't dead, Hutchinson, Ikem Ekwonu (Panthers), Kenyon Green (Texans) and the sole quarterback to go in the first round, Kenny Pickett (Steelers), have all been snapped up by their local teams.

No running backs or tight ends were selected in the first round, which has never happened before. But after a dizzying off-season that's been dominated by griping quarterbacks and sniping wide receivers, the dramatic elevation of the game's less glamorous figures is a twist we can get on board with. 

For some teams' fans, this will unfortunately be the high point of the season, but if Jacksonville and Detroit fans can't get carried away now, when the heck can they? Whichever team you root for, follow our guide on how to watch an NFL Draft 2022 live stream wherever you are in the world.

NFL Draft 2022 schedule

  • Round 1 - Thursday, April 28 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT / 1am BST / 10am AEST
  • Rounds 2-3 - Friday, April 29 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT / 12am BST / 9am AEST
  • Rounds 4-7 - Saturday, April 30 at 12pm ET / 9am PT / 5pm BST / 2am AEST

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How to watch NFL Draft 2022 for FREE: live stream in Australia


Gridiron fans based in Australia can live stream the 2022 NFL Draft on ESPN or via a Foxtel subscription. For a cheaper alternative, you can live stream all the action online through slick streaming platform Kayo

Newbies can take advantage of a FREE Kayo trial to see if the service is right for them. For those who decide to keep it, Kayo price plans start from a super affordable AUD$25 a month – really good value considering how much premium live sports action it hosts. 

You can also live stream the 2022 NFL Draft on NFL Game Pass, with a subsciption costing AU$15.99 for access until July 31.

Not in Australia? Aussies abroad looking to watch an NFL Draft live stream should find that a good VPN helps them access their home streaming services wherever they are.

How to watch NFL Draft 2022 from outside your country

If you've mismatched a holiday or you're away on business and you want to watch your country's coverage of the 2022 NFL Draft from abroad, then you'll need to use a VPN. This will help you dial in to a location back in your home country to avoid geo-blocks and regain access to the content and services you already pay for back home.

A VPN is generally perfect for this as it allows you to change your IP address so you appear to be in a completely different location when the big game is on. 

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Once you've chosen and installed your VPN of choice, simply open the service's corresponding app, hit 'choose location', select the appropriate country, and you'll be able to watch the broadcast as if you were back at home.

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2022 NFL Draft live stream: how to watch in the US


Fans based in the US are spilt for choice, with the 2022 NFL Draft being shown in its entirety on three different networks: ABC, ESPN, and the NFL Network.

If you have any of those channels as part of a cable package, you'll also be able to get an NFL Draft live stream directly through the ABC website, the ESPN website, or the NFL Network website.

How to watch 2022 NFL Draft without cable

If you don't have cable, fear not.

OTT streaming service Sling TV offers ESPN as part of its $35 per month Orange package, and NFL Network as part of its $35 per month Blue package.

Whichever you choose, you can currently get your first month of Sling TV for half price

Alternatively, fuboTV is a much more comprehensive cable replacement, which offers ABC, ESPN and NFL Network, as well as more than 100 additional channels.

Better still, it offers a FREE fuboTV trial, after which prices start at $64.99 a month.

New or existing subscribers to US streaming services can still access the platform of their choice from abroad, too - all you need is the help of a good VPN.

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How to watch 2022 NFL Draft: live stream in Canada


Streaming service DAZN is showing the 2022 NFL Draft in Canada (just click the NFL Network tile on the home page).

DAZN costs just CAD$20 a month or $150 a year, and it's also the exclusive Canadian streaming home of Premier League and Champions League soccer! It shows loads of major boxing events throughout the year too, as well as snooker tournaments and WTA tennis action.

DAZN comes with support for iOS, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, PS4, and laptop/PC streaming (including Mac devices). 

The full day-by-day 2022 NFL Draft schedule is listed higher up the page.

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How to watch 2022 NFL Draft: live stream in the UK


Sky Sports is the place to watch the 2022 NFL Draft in the UK, with every round being shown on its dedicated Sky Sports NFL channel.

Sky customers with a Sky Sports subscription can watch this game on the go on mobile devices via the Sky Go streaming service, which has dedicated apps for iOS, iPadOS and Android devices along with Xbox and PlayStation consoles. If you want to sign up, you can check out our dedicated guide to Sky TV deals and packages for today's best prices.

If you don't fancy being locked in to a long, expensive contract, consider the more flexible streaming option, Now, (formerly Now TV).

You can live stream Rounds 4-7 for free by signing up to NFL Game Pass. You can pay a fee to live stream Rounds 1-3 too, with prices starting at £6.99 for a subscription that ends on July 31.

Those outside the UK wanting to watch their NFL Draft coverage like they would at home needn't worry about geo-blockers, either - as they can just pick up an ExpressVPN trial for 30 days and follow the instructions above to safely live stream the action. 

2022 NFL Draft first round picks

  1. Travon Walker - Jacksonville Jaguars
  2. Aidan Hutchinson - Detroit Lions
  3. Derek Stingley Jr. - Houston Texans
  4. Ahmad Gardner - New York Jets
  5. Kayvon Thibodeaux - New York Giants
  6. Ikem Ekwonu - Carolina Panthers
  7. Evan Neal - New York Giants
  8. Drake London - Atlanta Falcons
  9. Charles Cross - Seattle Seahawks
  10. Garrett Wilson - New York Jets
  11. Chris Olave - New Orleans Saints
  12. Jameson Williams - Detroit Lions
  13. Jordan Davis - Philadelphia Eagles
  14. Kyle Hamilton - Baltimore Ravens
  15. Kenyon Green - Houston Texans
  16. Jahan Dotson - Washington Commanders
  17. Zion Johnson - Los Angeles Chargers
  18. Treylon Burks - Tennessee Titans
  19. Trevor Penning - New Orleans Saints
  20. Kenny Pickett - Pittsburgh Steelers
  21. Trent McDuffie - Kansas City Chiefs
  22. Quay Walker - Green Bay Packers
  23. Kaiir Elam - Buffalo Bills
  24. Tyler Smith - Dallas Cowboys
  25. Tyler Linderbaum - Baltimore Ravens
  26. Jermaine Johnson II - New York Jets
  27. Devin Lloyd - Jacksonville Jaguars
  28. Devonte Wyatt - Green Bay Packers
  29. Cole Strange - New England Patriots
  30. George Karlaftis - Kansas City Chiefs
  31. Daxton Hill - Cincinnati Bengals
  32. Lewis Cine - Minnesota Vikings

2022 NFL Draft second round picks

  1. Logan Hall - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  2. Christian Watson - Green Bay Packers
  3. Roger McCreary - Tennessee Titans
  4. Breece Hall - New York Jets
  5. Jalen Pitre - Houston Texans
  6. Arnold Ebiketie - Atlanta Falcons
  7. Kyler Gordon - Chicago Bears
  8. Boye Mafe - Seattle Seahawks
  9. Kenneth Walker III - Seattle Seahawks
  10. Andrew Booth - Minnesota Vikings
  11. Wan'Dale Robinson - New York Giants
  12. John Metchie III - Houston Texans
  13. David Ojabo - Baltimore Ravens
  14. Joshua Paschal - Detroit Lions
  15. Phidarian Mathis - Washington Commanders
  16. Jaquan Brisker - Chicago Bears
  17. Alontae Taylor - New Orleans Saints
  18. Tyquan Thornton - New England Patriots
  19. Cam Jurgens - Philadelphia Eagles
  20. George Pickens - Pittsburgh Steelers
  21. Alec Pierce - Indianapolis Colts
  22. Skyy Moore - Kansas City Chiefs
  23. Trey McBride - Arizona Cardinals
  24. Sam Williams - Dallas Cowboys
  25. Luke Goedeke - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  26. Troy Andersen - Atlanta Falcons
  27. Ed Ingram - Minnesota Vikings
  28. Cam Taylor-Britt - Cincinnati Bengals
  29. Drake Jackson - San Francisco 49ers
  30. Bryan Cook - Kansas City Chiefs
  31. James Cook - Buffalo Bills
  32. Nik Bonitto - Denver Broncos

2022 NFL Draft third round picks

  1. Luke Fortner - Jacksonville Jaguars
  2. Brian Asamoah - Minnesota Vikings
  3. Joshua Ezeudu - New York Giants
  4. Martin Emerson - Cleveland Browns
  5. Nicholas Petit-Frere - Tennessee Titans
  6. Chad Muma - Jacksonville Jaguars
  7. Velus Jones - Chicago Bears
  8. Abraham Lucas - Seattle Seahawks
  9. Jelani Woods - Indianapolis Colts
  10. Desmond Ridder - Atlanta Falcons
  11. Christian Harris - Houston Texans
  12. Travis Jones - Baltimore Ravens
  13. Bernhard Raimann - Indianapolis Colts
  14. Alex Wright - Cleveland Browns
  15. JT Woods - Los Angeles Chargers
  16. Greg Dulcich - Denver Broncos
  17. Cordale Flott - New York Giants
  18. DeAngelo Malone - Atlanta Falcons
  19. Nakobe Dean - Philadelphia Eagles
  20. DeMarvin Leal - Pittsburgh Steelers
  21. Marcus Jones - New England Patriots
  22. Malik Willis - Tennessee Titans
  23. Cameron Thomas - Arizona Cardinals
  24. Jalen Tolbert - Dallas Cowboys
  25. Terrel Bernard - Buffalo Bills 
  26. Dylan Parham - Las Vegas Raiders
  27. Rachaad White - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  28. Sean Rhyan - Green Bay Packers
  29. Ty Davis-Price - San Francisco 49ers 
  30. Matt Corral - Carolina Panthers
  31. Zachary Carter - Cincinnati Bengals
  32. Nick Cross - Indianapolis Colts
  33. Kerby Joseph - Detroit Lions
  34. Brian Robinson - Washington Commanders

2022 NFL Draft prospects

  • Dameon Pierce
  • Cade Otton
  • Dominique Robinson
  • Daniel Faalele
  • Logan Bruss
  • Damone Clark
  • Zamir White
  • Channing Tindall
  • Darian Kinnard
  • Jeremy Ruckert
  • Isaiah Spiller
  • Perrion Winfrey
  • Charlie Kolar
  • Sam Howell
  • Coby Bryant
  • Kingsley Enagbare
  • Max Mitchell
  • Thayer Munford Jr.
  • Tycen Anderson
  • Jamaree Salyer
  • Malcolm Rodriguez
  • Eyioma Uwazurike
  • Joshua Williams
  • Khalil Shakir
  • Abram Smith
  • Matthew Butler
  • Micheal Clemons
  • Daniel Bellinger
  • Jesse Luketa
  • Kevin Harris
  • Juanyeh Thomas
  • Rasheed Walker
  • Christopher Allen
  • Jalyn Armour-Davis
  • Leo Chenal
  • Pierre Strong
  • Tyler Badie
  • Zyon McCollum
  • Aaron Hansford
  • Kalia Davis
  • Joshua Jobe
  • JoJo Domann
  • Kennedy Brooks
  • Chasen Hines
  • Isaiah Likely
  • Jack Coan
  • John Ridgeway
  • Justin Shaffer
  • Makai Polk
  • Zach Tom
  • Matt Araiza
  • Calvin Austin III
  • Carson Strong
  • Damarri Mathis
  • Danny Gray
  • Delarrin Turner-Yell
  • Isaiah Thomas
  • Kevin Austin Jr.
  • Kyren Williams
  • Neil Farrell
  • Spencer Burford
  • Tariq Woolen
  • Tyreke Smith
  • Vederian Lowe
  • Verone McKinley III
  • Vincent Gray
  • Zakoby McClain
  • Erik Ezukanma
  • Jake Ferguson
  • Jordan Stout
  • Zach Thomas
  • Andrew Stueber
  • Mike Rose
  • Smoke Monday
  • Tyler Allgeier
  • ZaQuandre White
  • Braxton Jones
  • Josh Johnson
  • Marcus McKethan
  • Otito Ogbonnia
  • Snoop Conner
  • Tariq Castro-Fields
  • Ty Chandler
  • Chase Allen
  • Derion Kendrick
  • Percy Butler
  • Yusuf Corker
  • Cade Mays
  • David Bell
  • Jerome Ford
  • Kellen Diesch
  • Myjai Sanders
  • Tyree Johnson
  • Jalen Nailor
  • Jaylen Warren
  • Teagan Quitoriano
  • Cade York
  • Esezi Otomewo
  • Lecitus Smith
  • Nick Zakelj
  • William Dunkle
  • Bo Melton
  • James Mitchell
  • Jayden Peevy
  • Marquis Hayes
  • Quentin Lake
  • Romeo Doubs
  • Ben Brown
  • Haskell Garrett
  • Trestan Ebner
  • Akayleb Evans
  • Dontario Drummond
  • Grant Calcaterra
  • Jalen Wydermyer
  • Montaric Brown
  • Noah Elliss
  • Tré Turner
  • Dohnovan West
  • Justyn Ross
  • Cameron Dicker
  • Hassan Haskins
  • Isiah Pacheco
  • Jake Hansen
  • Jeffrey Gunter
  • Amaré Barno
  • Jerrion Ealy
  • Cordell Volson
  • Dane Belton
  • Decobie Durant
  • Thomas Booker
  • Isaiah Weston
  • Jake Camarda
  • Chigoziem Okonkwo
  • Kyle Philips
  • Baylon Spector
  • D'vonte Price
  • Darien Butler
  • Ja'Tyre Carter
  • Reggie Roberson Jr.
  • Austin Allen
  • Obinna Eze
  • Jeremiah Gemmel
  • Micah McFadden
  • Sam Webb
  • Braylon Sanders
  • Chase Lucas
  • Damarion Williams
  • Dare Rosenthal
  • Dawson Deaton
  • Gabe Brkic
  • Jeremiah Moon
  • Matt Waletzko
  • Cole Turner
  • Jack Jones
  • Kalon Barnes
  • D'Eriq King
  • Dustin Crum
  • Leon O'Neal
  • Mario Goodrich
  • Markquese Bell
  • Peyton Hendershot
  • Ty Fryfogle
  • Bailey Zappe
  • Brandon Smith
  • Jeremiah Hall
  • Bubba Bolden
  • Isaac Taylor-Stuart
  • Keaontay Ingram
  • Marquan McCall
  • Sincere McCormick
  • Tyrese Robinson
  • Alec Lindstrom
  • Darrian Beavers
  • Bam Knight
  • Blaise Andries
  • Chris Paul
  • D'Marco Jackson
  • Jack Sanborn
  • Jaylen Watson
  • DaMarcus Fields
  • Chance Campbell
  • EJ Perry
  • Cal Adomitis
  • Charleston Rambo
  • Chris Steele
  • Christopher Hinton
  • Cole Kelley
  • Connor Heyward
  • Curtis Hodges
  • Dai'Jean Dixon
  • Devon Williams
  • Jashaun Corbin
  • Jermaine Waller
  • Kolby Harvell-Peel
  • Max Borghi
  • Mykael Wright
  • Nate Landman
  • Tre Williams
  • Blake Hayes
  • Isaiah Graham-Mobley
  • LaBryan Ray
  • Jonathan Ford
  • Jordan Jackson
  • Josh Thompson
  • Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa
  • Nephi Sewell
  • Ronnie Rivers
  • Trenton Gill
  • Brock Purdy
  • CJ Verdell
  • Leddie Brown
  • Mike Woods
  • Johnny Johnson III
  • Josh Ross
  • Greg Bell
  • Kaleb Eleby
  • Qwynnterrio Cole
  • Slade Bolden
  • Andrew Rupcich
  • Skylar Thompson
  • Austin Deculus
  • Luke Wattenberg
  • Myron Cunningham
  • Luke Tenuta
  • Tyler Goodson

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.