The NFL Network is going to be having the most draft coverage ever.
The network’s new broadcast schedule will feature live picks and analysis on all 16 teams, as well as in-depth coverage of the draft itself, as ESPN and Fox Sports go head-to-head.
ESPN will be bringing in analyst Todd McShay and analyst Michael Rothstein for coverage, while Fox Sports will have two analysts: Dan Patrick and David Jacoby.
All of these guys are great for the draft, and they’ll be joined by the other three networks that are going to have their own draft coverage on draft day.
All the networks are going for the same thing: ESPN is going for more analysis, while ESPN and FOX Sports are going with more picks.
ESPN’s draft show, which will air live in select markets around the country, will be full of interviews with top draft prospects, including the top prospects from the NFL Draft.
Fox Sports’ draft coverage is a little more restrained, but the network will also bring in analysts from ESPN and ESPN Deportes, along with draft analysts from the College Football Playoff and NFL Network.
Here’s how the networks’ draft shows will look like: ESPN will air a draft show with analysts Todd McSweeney and Dan Patrick, along the lines of ESPN’s ESPN Insider: “McSweeney, who is one of the network’s first draft analysts, will interview top prospects including Ohio State’s Mitch Trubisky, Florida State’s Dalvin Cook, USC’s Tre’ Jackson, Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer, Oklahoma State’s Mitchell Trubick and UCLA’s Josh Rosen.”
Patrick will interview Alabama’s Jabrill Peppers, Clemson’s Jamal Adams, Florida’s Tre McBride, LSU’s Shaq Lawson, Miami’s Jamal Agnew and Oregon’s Corey Davis.
“On Fox, Fox Sports 1’s Kenny Mayne and Sean McManus will have analysts from all the networks, including ESPN’s Todd McFarland and Dan Wiederer, and will also host mock drafts.
The two networks will also have in-studio interviews with prospects and will air mock drafts on the network.”
There will also be mock drafts from ESPN Deportinges’ Andy Benoit and Jason Whitlock, as they will sit in the studio to answer questions from analysts.
ESPN Deporter Mike Reiss will also make an appearance to talk to prospects, with an analyst joining him in studio.”ESPN will also feature a draft edition of the Network’s pregame show, ‘Inside the Draft,’ which will feature analysts from around the league, including from ESPN’s Mike Mayock, Chris Mortensen and Mike Mayes.”
This show will air on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
ET, with previews and analysis from ESPN Insider, ESPN Deporters Matt Miller and Jeff Darlington, and Draft Countdown, with analysts including Mike Mayfield, Chris Simms, John Clayton, Mike Mayberry, Mike Huguenin and Mike Slive.
“The draft show will also air live from ESPNU on Wednesday, with picks from every team and analyst, including Draft Analyst Dan Patrick.
ESPNU’s coverage will also include live interviews with college football’s best prospects and draft prospects from across the country.”
All the network shows are expected to air between 9 p.ms. and 10 p., Eastern on Tuesday and Wednesday, and noon ET on Thursday.
You can see the networks and their draft coverage at ESPN, FOX Sports 1, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN App, ESPN mobile, ESPN website and mobile apps.
Here are the networks on draft night: ESPN: 8 p.am ET ESPN2: 8:30 p.pm ET ESPNU: 10 p