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Bears’ 2018 NFL Draft: TV Schedule, channel, dates, times, time per pick

Where you can see the Bears take their next class of talent in this year’s draft, and how.

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The long-awaited and 2018 NFL Draft has finally arrived. All of the over-analysis, scouting reports, and speculation come to a head Thursday night and over the course of this weekend.

There are a variety of choices to catch who general manager Ryan Pace and Bears pick to be the next pieces of Chicago’s future. For the first time, the draft will be simulcast on network television as FOX and even ABC (for Day 3 on Saturday) are going to have coverage. You can still find your normal draft broadcasts on ESPN and Network, but know that there are more options.

Here’s a comprehensive TV schedule, channels, and times outline of what to expect over the next few days.

Day 1: Round 1

When: Thursday April 26th at 7 p.m. Central

Time per pick: 10 minutes

Bears’ selection: Around 8:15 p.m.

TV channels: ESPN, FOX, and NFL Network

Day 2: Rounds 2 and 3

When: Friday April 27th at 7 p.m. Central

Time per pick: 7 minutes for round 2; 5 minutes for round 3

TV channels: ESPN 2, FOX, and NFL Network

Day 3: Rounds 4 through 7

When: Saturday April 28th at 12 p.m. Central

Time per pick: 5 minutes for rounds 4-6; 4 minutes for round 7

TV channels: ESPN, ABC, and NFL Network

Bears’ 2018 draft picks:

  • First round: No. 8 overall
  • Second round: No. 39 overall
  • Fourth round: No. 105 overall
  • Fourth round: No. 115 overall
  • Fifth round: No. 145 overall
  • Sixth round: No. 181 overall
  • Seventh round: No. 224 overall

Robert Zeglinski is the Bears beat writer for The Rock River Times, an editor for Windy City Gridiron and Inside The Pylon, and is a contributor to Pro Football Weekly and The Athletic Chicago. You can follow him on Twitter @RobertZeglinski.