SALT LAKE CITY — It’s finally here. Draft day.
The 2019 NFL draft kicks off Thursday night, and over the next three days, 256 picks will be made.
There are several players with local ties who are hoping to hear their name called during the draft.
Here's a comprehensive look at the various local and national storylines for the 2019 NFL draft and how to follow the draft, with a live blog at the bottom.
NFL draft on the air
- Round 1, Thursday, 6 p.m. MDT (ABC/ESPN/NFL Network)
- Rounds 2-3, Friday, 5 p.m. (ABC/ESPN/NFL Network)
- Rounds 4-7, Saturday, 10 a.m. (ABC/ESPN/NFL Network)
There are a handful of locals who could be selected in this year’s draft, though most of the action for them will take place on Day 3.
Safety Marquise Blair looks like he’ll be the first former Ute to come off the board in the 2019 draft. What other former Utah football players could also hear their names called?
Utah State tight end Dax Raymond declared for the draft following his junior season. Now he’s looking forward to finding a new NFL team.
There are varying opinions where the Utah ties will land in this year’s draft, and over who is a lock to be selected.
Utah coach Kyle Whittingham is adamant: it would be a mistake for NFL teams to overlook linebacker Chase Hansen, who played with a herniated disk much of last season. Hansen isn’t high on draft boards, but he could be selected in the back half of the draft.
Multiple surgeries from injuries sustained last season kept BYU’s Corbin Kaufusi from fully participating in pre-draft workouts. Nonetheless, the son and brother of former NFL draft picks may also have a future in the pros.
It’s been 10 years since BYU has had more than one player taken in the same draft. Head coach Kalani Sitake is confident the Cougars will be able to reap the rewards of more picks in the future.Comment on this story
The debate over who the Arizona Cardinals will take at No. 1 has been raging for months. Will it be Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, or a defensive star?
The NFL draft, which used to be a staple in New York City, has been awarded to different locations in recent years. This year: Nashville.
There will be plenty of broadcast options for NFL fans wanting to tune in for this year’s draft.