EAGAN, Minn. — The NFL Draft is back, and so is the Miller Lite Vikings Draft Party, which coincides with the opening night of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Tickets are available for the fun night at U.S. Bank Stadium, which will draw inspiration from this year's host, Las Vegas, Nevada. The evening will include exclusive photo opportunities, appearances by current players and Vikings Legends and a live radio broadcast by KFAN 100.3-FM.
For those unable to attend the Miller Lite Vikings Draft Party on Thursday, there are numerous other ways to watch, listen to or engage with the 2022 NFL Draft over the course of the three-day event.
It will be the first Vikings draft with Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as general manager and Kevin O'Connell as head coach.
Multiplatform content — including live national television broadcasts to local radio coverage by KFAN 100.3-FM, as well as a breadth of video, written and photo content on Vikings.com, the team's official mobile app, social media channels and Connected TV app — will be featured throughout the weekend.
Signature content from the Vikings Entertainment Network will include phone calls with draft picks from the Thomson Reuters Draft Room, interviews with players, video and audio reactions and analysis, written news and features, game highlights and coverage of press conferences.
Vikings Entertainment Network's Tatum Everett will report from Las Vegas on opening night.
View photos from inside the Thomson Reuters Vikings Draft Room ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft.
KMSP/KFAN 100.3-FM/Vikings.com Coverage
KMSP FOX 9 will air Vikings New Era, a 30-minute draft special, at 6:30 p.m. (CT) Thursday. The program will stream on Vikings platforms and include a live interview of 2021 first-round draft pick Christian Darrisaw by Vikings Entertainment Network's Gabe Henderson from U.S. Bank Stadium.
KFAN 100.3-FM will relay the excitement of opening night with a broadcast of a Vikings Draft Show that starts at 6:30 p.m. It will feature analysis by "Voice of the Vikings" Paul Allen, Ben Leber and Paul Charchian.
Allen will host Nine to Noon on Friday morning from TCO Studios.
Vikings.com content will be available live or on-demand on the Vikings App, Vikings Now (Connected TV app) and the team's official social media channels. Vikings.com/draft/2022 will provide a centralized landing spot for coverage.
The Vikings App has a fun trivia game, as well as Vikings I.Q., to help you pass the time between picks.
National TV and Radio Broadcasts
TV: All three days of the draft will be broadcast on NFL Network, ABC, ESPN and ESPN Deportes.
RADIO: Westwood One, Sirius XM NFL Radio and ESPN Radio
Round 1: 7 p.m. (CT) on Thursday, April 28 (each selection lasts up to 10 minutes)
Rounds 2-3: 6 p.m. (CT) on Friday, April 29 (seven minutes per selection in Round 2; five minutes per selection in Round 3)
Rounds 4-7: 11 a.m. (CT) on Saturday, April 30 (five minutes per selection in Rounds 4-6; four minutes per selection in Round 7)
This will be the 16th year for NFL Network to provide live, on-location coverage of an NFL Draft.
Emmy-nominated host Rich Eisen, NFL Draft expert Daniel Jeremiah, analyst Charles Davis, Stanford Head Coach David Shaw, Hall of Fame QB/analyst Kurt Warner, FOX Sports' lead college football analyst Joel Klatt, NFL Insider Ian Rapoport and Melissa Stark will be in Las Vegas for the opening night.
Eisen, Jeremiah, Davis and Shaw will work from NFL Network's main set at the Bellagio; Stark, who will be the new sideline reporter for NBC's Sunday Night Football, will interview draftees on the stage after their selection.
NFL Network's Peter Schrager and Chris Rose will join Eisen, Jeremiah, Davis, Klatt, Rapoport and Stark on Friday.
Saturday's NFL Network coverage will feature Eisen, Jeremiah, Davis, Schrager, Rapoport and correspondent Rachel Bonnetta.
ESPN and ABC
This will be ESPN's 43rd telecast of an NFL Draft, and this will be the fourth consecutive year in which ESPN and ABC have offered distinct telecasts for the first two nights of the draft. Saturday's coverage will be a simulcast.
ESPN: The primary set will be located inside the NFL Theater, adjacent to Caesars Forum, for the first two nights. NFL Draft Senior Analyst Mel Kiper, Jr., and analyst Louis Riddick will lead the coverage for all three days. Booger McFarland and Mike Greenberg will join Kiper and Riddick for the first two nights. Chris Mortensen will be the lead news reporter (Adam Schefter will miss this year's draft to attend his son's college graduation).
ABC: NFL Draft Senior Analyst Todd McShay and analysts Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard will be on the set for the first two nights of the draft. Rece Davis will serve as the primary host and be joined by Sam Ponder and Jesse Palmer, as well as Robert Griffin III. Pete Thamel will report on news. Suzy Kolber will interview prospects on the main stage after their selection, and Laura Rutledge will provide coverage from the NFL Draft's green room.
The inaugural #SkolCanada Draft Party will coincide with the first round and be hosted by King's Head Pub in Winnipeg.
Experience a night of entertainment — Las Vegas style — at U.S. Bank Stadium this Thursday, April 28 during the Miller Lite Vikings Draft Party, which coincides with the opening night of the 2022 NFL Draft. The evening will include exclusive photo opportunities, appearances by current players and Vikings Legends, a live radio broadcast by KFAN 100.3-FM, games, food and beverages. Click here for more information on ticket options.