The best place for Vikings fans to watch the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft will be at U.S. Bank Stadium, which will host the **Miller Lite Vikings Draft Party** beginning at 6 p.m. (CT) Thursday.
The first pick is scheduled to be announced a little after 7 p.m., but the Vikings aren't scheduled to pick until 18th overall.
The event will include player appearances and festivities, as well as a live broadcast by KFAN 100.3-FM.
For those who can't make it to the draft party, there are great options on television, including NFL Network, ESPN and ABC on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
NFL Network will broadcast NFL Draft Red Carpet at 5 p.m. Thursday, with Melissa Stark and Michael Irvin bringing sights and sounds direct from Nashville. It will be followed by NFL Draft Kickoff at 6 p.m.
NFL Network and ESPN will again air the draft live in its entirety, spanning Thursday (7 p.m. start of Round 1), Friday (6 p.m. start of Round 2) and Saturday (11 a.m. start of Round 4).
For the first time ever, ABC will broadcast all three days of the 2019 NFL Draft. The free national network will have distinct telecasts on Thursday and Friday and air the simulcast of ESPN's coverage of Rounds 4-7 on Saturday.
Minnesota is entering the 2019 NFL Draft with the following eight selections:
Round 1, 18th overall
Round 2, 50th overall
Round 3, 81st overall
Round 4, 120th overall
Round 6, 190th overall
Round 6, 209th overall
Round 7, 247th overall
Round 7, 250th overall
LIVE TV BROADCASTS OF DRAFT
NFL Network, ESPN, ABC
7 p.m. (CT) Thursday: Round 1 (re-air on NFL Network at midnight)
6 p.m. (CT) Friday: Rounds 2-3 (re-air on NFL Network at midnight)
11 a.m. (CT) Saturday Rounds 4-7 (a two-hour cut-down of Rounds 4-7 will air on NFL Network at 8 p.m.)
Note: ABC will air a simulcast of ESPN's coverage on Saturday.
KFAN 100.3-FM/KTLK-AM 1130
Coverage starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Coverage starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
SiriusXM will broadcast Rounds 1-7 live.
Westwood One will broadcast Round 1 live.
ESPN Radio will broadcast Rounds 1-7 live.
Audio of NFL Network's coverage will be available on the TuneIn app.
NFL Network 2019 NFL Draft Coverage
This will be the 14th year for NFL Network to cover the draft.
First-round coverage will be hosted by Rich Eisen, NFL Media draft expert Daniel Jeremiah, Hall of Fame QB Kurt Warner and Stanford Head Coach David Shaw.
NFL Media's Charles Davis, Chris Rose and Ian Rapoport will join Steve Smith, Sr., and Hall of Fame CB Deion Sanders on the coverage team.
Stark, NFL Network's Peter Schrager and FOX college football analyst Joel Klatt will join Eisen, Jeremiah, Davis, Rose and Rapoport for Rounds 2-3.
On Saturday, coverage will be provided by Eisen, Jeremiah, Davis, Schrager and Rapoport, with Colleen Wolfe and Kyle Brandt adding coverage live from Broadway in Nashville.