When is the NFL Draft 2020 Second and Third Round? Start Time, Schedule and Where to Watch on TV and Online

The first round of the 2020 NFL Draft is in the history books.

As expected, the Cincinnati Bengals selected LSU quarterback Joe Burrow with the first overall pick, while rumors the Washington Redskins and the Detroit Lions may trade their picks proved unfounded as they selected Ohio State state duo Chase Young and Jeffrey Okudah with the second and third overall picks respectively.

The second and third round get underway on Friday night at 7 p.m. ET, before the remaining four rounds are held from 12 p.m. ET on Saturday. With a number of top prospects still available and a series of teams who did not pick in the first round making their first selection—including the New England Patriots, Los Angeles Rams and Chicago Bears—the second and third rounds of the draft promise to be just as intriguing as the opening salvo on Thursday night.

Here's all you need to know ahead of Friday.

When are the second and third rounds of the NFL Draft?

The second round and third rounds of the NFL Draft begins on April 24 at 7 p.m. ET. The final four rounds, meanwhile, get underway on April 25, from 12 p.m. ET. As was the case on Thursday night, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will conduct the draft from the basement of his house in Westchester County, New York.

TV coverage

The second and third rounds of the draft will be broadcast simultaneously by ESPN, ABC, and NFL Network, with ESPN Deportes presenting a Spanish edition of ESPN's broadcast.

Live stream

The second and third rounds of the NFL Draft can be streamed live with the NFL app, the ABC app or the ESPN app on connected TV devices. The draft can also be watched on connected TV devices through streaming services such as YouTube TV, Hulu Plus Live TV, Sling TV.

A live stream will also be available online at NFL.com/Watch, ESPN.com/Watch and ABC.go.com, while the draft can also be watched via the NFL app, NFL Network app, the ABC app and the ESPN app on mobile and tablets.

Who are the best prospects still available?

The first round may have passed but plenty of highly-rated prospects remain available.

Georgia's D'Andre Swift was the overwhelming favorite to be the first running back selected in the draft, but the honor fell to LSU's Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Swift remained on the board.

The former Georgia star, who ranked 16th on the list of NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah's top 150 prospects, ran for 1,218 yards and seven touchdowns last season. A versatile running back, Swift is elusive in the tackle and hard to cover in the open field.

D'Andre Swift, NFL Draft
Running back D'Andre Swift of Georgia runs a drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Joe Robbins/Getty

The 21-year-old will be joined in the second round by fellow running backs J.K.Dobbins and Jonathan Taylor. The former rushed for over 2,000 yards in his final season at Ohio State, displaying the kind of versatility that would make him a coveted back in the NFL.

Like Dobbins, Taylor also rushed for over 2,000 yards in his junior season but the former Wisconsin star is less proficient as a pass-catcher.

A trio of Big Ten edge rushers are also still available after going unselected on Thursday night.

Iowa defensive end A.J. Epenesa was spoken of as a potential top-10 pick last season and in most mock drafts, but a disappointing performance at the NFL Combine in February saw him left on the board Thursday night.

Penn State edge rusher Yetur Gross-Matos and his Wisconsin counterpart Zack Baun are also still on the board. Blessed with excellent size and strength, Epenesa racked up 49 tackles last season, nine more than Gross-Matos.

The pair were ranked 26th and 30th in NFL Network's top-150 draft prospects, while Baun ranked 34th after a season that saw him rack up 76 tackles and 12.5 sacks.

Aside from Swift, Texas Christian University defensive tackle Ross Blacklock and Alabama safety Xavier McKinney are the highest-rated players on most mock drafts still left.

The former is somewhat raw but has plenty of potential and could have a wrecking-ball presence in the NFL after a season in which he recorded 40 tackles, nine of which were for a loss. McKinney, meanwhile, was the top-rated safety going into the draft thanks to a combination of great ball skills and versatility.

The 2020 draft is stacked with talent at wide receiver, so much so that a number of franchises openly spoke about not selecting a wideout until the later rounds given the pool of talent available.

Six wide receivers were selected in the first round, but a host of talented wideouts remain on the board, including Clemson's Tee Higgins, Baylor's Denzel Mims and Colorado's Laviska Shenault.

Blessed with excellent catch radius, Higgins and Mims both passed the 1,000-yards receiving threshold last season, while Shenault recorded a more modest 764 yards. The latter, however, is incredibly athletic and experts have highlighted him as a potential future star.