What time is the NFL Draft tonight?

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It's go time. The 2023 NFL Draft is here, with everyone waking up on Thursday morning feeling like it's Christmas. The long wait is over, and the Carolina Panthers, unless they pull off a trade, will be sending in the No. 1 overall pick in this year's edition.

Obviously, Carolina isn't the only squad who will make a huge decision in the first round. We can't wait to find out how everything goes down. With that said, what time will things get started over on ESPN for everyone to enjoy?

The 2023 NFL Draft will start at 8:00 PM ET on Thursday night

For those of you on the east coast, things will get started at 8:00 PM ET. For everyone on the west coast, it'll be 5:00 PM PT. And of course we haven't forgotten about people on central time, as you'll want to be in front of your televisions by 7:00 PM CT.

There's plenty of intriguie for this year's first round. Bryce Young is expected to be the No. 1 pick, but there's been speculation that perhaps Will Levis will hear his name called by the Panthers. There could be a surprise or five on the way with teams' first-rounders.

At the No. 2 spot, the Houston Texans should be in the market for a quarterback. From our chair, Ohio State's C.J. Stroud makes a ton of sense for them. Will the Houston front office agree with us there? We'll be finding out a little after 8:00 PM ET.

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