Sport NFL Draft UK start time, TV and live stream details, how it works and the picks to watch The NFL Draft gives teams the chance to improve their roster ahead of the coming season by selecting the best talent from the college game Thursday, 25th Aprilpm Updated Friday, 6th Septemberpm The NFL Draft takes place over three days with seven rounds and picks in total Getty Images The NFL draft is one of the highlights of the US sporting calendar, as the league's 32 teams set their stall out for the coming season. It gives last year's lesser lights the chance to bolster their ranks with the most glittering young talents in the sport, while the likes of Super Bowl winners the New England Patriots will look to consolidate their strength with canny picks. If this is the first time you have subscribed to emails from JPIMedia Ltd, the publishers of inews, please check your inbox to verify your email address. Sorry, there seem to be some issues. Please try again later.
For Bees manager Stan Cliburn, he did not have to wait long at all for his name to be called.
It was very exciting and humbling. While teams scouted Cliburn throughout the draft process, he was surprised to find out that he was selected by the California Angels.
It was a real pleasant surprise to be drafted by them.
With me being the lone Mississippi guy and the only guy from the south and to the east, I had to grow up in a hurry and fit in real quick with those guys out there but it all worked out great.
In , the way the news broke was slightly different. I looked down and sure enough there I am drafted by the California Angels in the 5th round with the th pick in the nation. It was very excited and very humbling.
Starting in , the MLB Draft was broadcasted live on television for the first time. Today the draft is broadcasted live every year on can be streamed live online.
Players and fans can also follow along through the use of social media. Picks are now being tweeted across Twitter and posted on Facebook as soon as the pick is made.
With advances in technology, players are able to receive the news of their name being selected in a much faster way. All these news networks today have so much more access to doing all this stuff, and I like it. I like to see the kids that are drafted get the chance to be on national TV and let people see who they are before they actually sign their contract.