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2026 NFL draft

2026 NFL Draft
General information
Date(s)TBD 2026
Network(s)ESPN, ABC, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio
256 total selections in 7 rounds
LeagueNational Football League
← 2025
2027 →

The 2026 NFL Draft will be the 91st annual meeting of National Football League (NFL) franchises to select newly eligible players. The draft is scheduled to be held in a yet to be determined location.

Trades involving draft picks

In the explanations below (PD) indicates trades completed prior to the start of the draft (i.e. Pre–Draft), while (D) denotes trades that take place during the 2026 draft.

Round 6

  • Minnesota → L.A. Rams (PD). Minnesota traded a conditional sixth-round selection to the Rams in exchange for running back Cam Akers and a conditional seventh-round selection.[Trade 1]

Round 7

  • Detroit → Jacksonville (PD). Detroit traded a conditional seventh-round selection to Jacksonville in exchange for placekicker Riley Patterson.[Trade 2]
  • L.A. Rams → Minnesota (PD). See Round 6: Minnesota → L.A. Rams.

2020 Resolution JC-2A picks

Since the 2021 draft, the league, under 2020 Resolution JC-2A passed in November 2020, rewards teams for developing minority candidates for head coach and/or general manager positions.[1] The resolution rewards teams whose minority candidates are hired away for one of those positions by awarding draft picks. These draft picks are at the end of the third round, after standard compensatory picks; if multiple teams qualify, they are awarded by draft order in the first round. These picks are in addition to, and have no impact on, the standard 32 compensatory picks.[2]


Trade references

  1. ^ "Rams trade running back Cam Akers to the Vikings, swap some draft picks". Los Angeles Times. September 20, 2023. Retrieved September 28, 2023.
  2. ^ "Detroit Lions trade for Jaguars' Riley Patterson, now have 3-man kicking competition". Detroit Free Press. May 25, 2023. Retrieved September 12, 2023.

General references

  1. ^ Bell, Jarrett (November 10, 2020). "NFL approves plan to reward teams with draft picks for developing minority coaches, GMs". USA Today. Retrieved March 11, 2023.
  2. ^ "2020 Resolution JC-2A". Over the Cap. Retrieved March 11, 2023.
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2026 NFL draft
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