2014 NFL Draft Live: Day 1 TV, Streaming, Draft Order And More

Jeff Zelevansky

The first round of the 2014 NFL Draft begins tonight at 8 EST. Here's how you can catch all the action.

The 2014 NFL Draft is almost here. After months of speculations, scouting reports and rumors, the 79th annual NFL Draft is set to begin tonight at 8 p.m. ET.

The NFL Draft is broken into three days, meaning tonight is Day 1, and features just the first round. The action begins early if you're into pre-Draft shows, with ESPN and the NFL Network both airing coverage (read: talking heads speculating) in the hours leading up to the Draft. The actual action begins at 8 p.m. ET.

Both ESPN and NFL Network will be covering the Draft live on cable. For those of you who prefer a mobile viewing experience, you can stream the Draft live from NFL.com Live and WatchESPN.

Here's a breakdown of the order of picks in the first round:

2014 NFL Draft 1st Round Pick Order
1 Houston Texans
2 St. Louis Rams (from Washington)
3 Jacksonville Jaguars
4 Cleveland Browns
5 Oakland Raiders
6 Atlanta Falcons
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
8 Minnesota Vikings
9 Buffalo Bills
10 Detroit Lions
11 Tennessee Titans
12 New York Giants
13 St. Louis Rams
14 Chicago Bears
15 Pittsburgh Steelers
16 Dallas Cowboys
17 Baltimore Ravens
18 New York Jets
19 Miami Dolphins
20 Arizona Cardinals
21 Green Bay Packers
22 Philadelphia Eagles
23 Kansas City Chiefs
24 Cincinnati Bengals
25 San Diego Chargers
26 Cleveland Browns (from Indianapolis)
27 New Orleans Saints
28 Carolina Panthers
29 New England Patriots
30 San Francisco 49ers
31 Denver Broncos
32 Seattle Seahawks

A year after having the first player taken in the NFL Draft (Eric Fisher to Kansas City) the Mid-American Conference is in the running for a repeat. Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack is regarded as the most versatile and complete defensive prospect in this class by many, and is a serious front-runner to be taken No. 1 overall by Houston.

Even if Mack doesn't go No. 1 overall, it's unlikely he slips out of the Top 5, with Jacksonville at No. 3 seeming like a perfect landing spot.

For the first time since Ben Roethlisberger (11th overall) and Jason Babin (27th overall) were both taken in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft, the MAC could produce a pair of first round draft picks. NIU safety Jimmie Ward is considered one of the Top 3 safeties in this Draft class, and the most complete coverage man. Recently his Draft stock has risen, and there's rumors floating around that he could go as high as No. 17 to Baltimore.

Looking for a live pre-and-post NFL Draft show that is actually informative and worth watching? SB Nation is hosting a live pre-Drat and live post-Draft show which you can watch here:

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