Meanwhile, networks unveiled more plans for next week’s NFL Draft, which begins on April 25. The Walt Disney Company’s presentation of the event will feature over a thousand production elements, with over 600 player highlights, and 57 cameras covering the action. ESPN’s traditional draft telecast, presented for the fourth year by Courtyard, features host Trey Wingo, NFL Draft analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay (Rounds 2-7), NFL analysts Louis Riddick and Booger McFarland (Round 1), NFL Insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter and NFL host Suzy Kolber. Meanwhile, ABC’s differentiated coverage for Rounds 1-3 will focus on the journey of NFL Draft prospects, and feature Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts (Round 1) and host Rece Davis, analysts Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard and David Pollack, reporters Tom Rinaldi and Maria Taylor and contributor Chris ‘The Bear’ Fallica. ESPN Radio will cover every round of the NFL Draft for the first time. Host Dari Nowkhah will be joined by reporter Ian Fitzsimmons, former NFL star and current ESPN Radio New York host Chris Canty (Rounds 1-3), former Miami Dolphins and New York Jets front office executive Mike Tannenbaum and NFL Draft analyst Jim Nagy (Rounds 4-7). Coverage begins April 25 at 7 p.m. ET.
NFL Media’s approach delivers more than 76 live hours of Draft Week coverage beginning April 21, with an extensive talent roster of analysts, reporters and hosts as well as a record 23 draft war room cameras. NFL Network’s coverage of the 2019 NFL Draft begins with first round coverage provided by host Rich Eisen, draft expert Daniel Jeremiah, Kurt Warner and David Shaw, along with analysts Charles Davis and Steve Smith Sr., host Chris Rose and NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Additionally, Deion Sanders interviews the draftees on-stage following their selection. Prior to the start of the first round on Thursday, NFL Draft Red Carpet airs at 6:00 PM ET, with NFL Network’s Melissa Stark and Michael Irvin providing interviews as the prospects arrive. Rounds 2 and 3 will see NFL Network’s Peter Schrager and Melissa Stark, and FOX college football analyst Joel Klatt joining Eisen, Jeremiah, Davis, Rose and Rapoport.