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How to watch the NFL draft on TV

No professional sports league puts together an offseason spectacle better than the NFL does with its draft.

How to watch the NFL draft on TV

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

No professional sports league puts together an offseason spectacle better than the NFL does with its draft. The event stretches over three days at Radio City Music Hall in New York. It will be televised live nationally across two channels, ESPN and the NFL Network.

Here’s a rundown of how you’ll be able to watch each day’s coverage. All times are Eastern.


Thursday, April 25

Pre-draft coverage

ESPN

3:00 to 4:00 p.m.: A special edition of SportsCenter with Kevin Connors, Tedy Bruschi, Eric Mangini, Todd McShay and Bill Polian in Bristol, Conn.

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: NFL Live with Wendi Nix, Tedy Bruschi, Ron Jaworski, Todd McShay and Bill Polian in Birstol, Conn.

5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Another special edition of SportsCenter with Trey Wingo, Cris Carter, Tom Jackson, Ron Jaworski, Keyshawn Johnson and Steve Young in Bristol, Conn.

7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.: A 30-minute draft countdown show with reporters and analysts in Bristol, Conn., and at Radio City Music Hall (see below for those names).

NFL Network

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Analysis and reporting from Chris Rose, Charles Davis, Brian Billick, Daniel Jeremiah and Ian Rapoport in New York; and from Andrew Siciliano, Lindsay Rhodes, LaDanian Tomlinson and Charley Casserly in Los Angeles.

Andy Reid will be among the featured interview subjects.

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: Analysis and reporting from Chris Rose, Charles Davis, Brian Billick, Daniel Jeremiah and Ian Rapoport in New York; and from Kurt Warner in Los Angeles.

Jerry Jones and John Elway will be among the featured interview subjects.

Melissa Stark and Kevin Frazier will also host “red carpet”-style segments as personalities enter Radio City Music Hall.

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.: Analysis and reporting from Rich Eisen, Mike Mayock, Marshall Faulk, Steve Mariucci, Michael Irvin, Deion Sanders, Daniel Jeremian and Ian Rapoport in New York.

Round 1

ESPN, 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Radio City Music Hall primary set: Chris Berman, Jon Grude and Mel Kiper, Jr.

Radio City Music Hall secondary set: Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter

On-stage interviews: Suzy Kolber

NFL Network, 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Radio City Music Hall primary set: Rich Eisen, Mike Mayock, Marhsall Faulk, Steve Mariucci and Michael Irvin

Radio City Music Hall secondary set: Ian Rapoport and Daniel Jeremiah

On-stage interviews: Deion Sanders

Red carpet interviews: Melissa Stark, Kevin Frazier and Angela Simmons

Los Angeles studio: Kurt Warner


Friday, April 26

Pre-draft coverage

ESPN

3:00 to 4:00 p.m.: A special edition of SportsCenter with Sarah Walsh, Tedy Bruschi, Herm Edwards and Eric Mangini

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: NFL Live with Wendi Nix, Cris Carter, Tom Jackson, Ron Jaworski, Keyshawn Johnson and Steve Young

5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: A special edition of SportsCenter with the same analysts as NFL Live.

NFL Network

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Analysis and reporting from Rich Eisen, Charles Davis, Brian Billick and Daniel Jeremiah in New York; and Andrew Siciliano, Lindsay Rhodes, Kurt Warner, Heath Evans, Jamie Dukes and Charley Casserly in Los Angeles.

4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Analysis and reporting from Rich Eisen, Mike Mayock, Charles Davis, Brian Billick, Ian Rapoport, Daniel Jeremiah and Melissa Stark in New York.

Rounds 2 and 3

ESPN, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Radio City Music Hall primary set: Trey Wingo, Trent Dilfer, Mel Kiper, Jr. and McShay

Radio City Music Hall secondary set: Chris Mortensen, Adam Schefter and Bill Polian

NFL Network, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Radio City Music Hall primary set: Rich Eisen, Mike Mayock, Charles Davis and Brian Billick

Radio City Music secondary set: Ian Rapoport, Daniel Jeremiah

On-stage interviews: Melissa Stark

Los Angeles studio: Kurt Warner


Saturday, April 27

Pre-draft coverage

ESPN

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Special editions of SportsCenter with Suzy Kolber, Tedy Bruschi, Herm Edwards and Ron Jaworski

NFL Network

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: Analysis from Rich Eisen, Mike Mayock, Charles Davis and Brian Kelly in New York; and Scott Hanson, Heath Evans, Jamie Dukes and Charley Casserly in Los Angeles.

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Analysis and reporting from Rich Eisen, Mike Mayock, Charles Davis, Brian Kelly, Daniel Jeremiah and Ian Rapoport in New York.

Rounds 4 through 7

ESPN, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Radio City Music Hall primary set: Trey Wingo, Trent Dilfer, Mel Kiper, Jr. and Todd McShay.

Radio City Music Hall secondary set: Chris Mortensen, Adam Schefter and Bill Polian

NFL Network, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Radio City Music Hall primary set: Rich Eisen, Mike Mayock and Charles Davis, with Brian Kelly (10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.), Les Miles (1:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.), David Shaw (3:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.) and Daniel Jeremiah (5:15 p.m. to the end of the show).


In addition to all of the coverage from the draft hall, ESPN and the NFL Network will have lots of reporters at various team sites. Here’s a rundown:

NFL Network

Arizona Cardinals: Michelle Beisner (Thursday only)
Baltimore Ravens: Aditi Kinkhabwala
Chicago Bears: Stacey Dales
Cleveland Browns: Solomon Wilcots (Thursday only)
Dallas Cowboys: Randy Moss
Kansas City Chiefs: Steve Wyche
Minnesota Vikings: Ari Wolfe
New York Giants: Rich Hollenberg
New York Jets: Kimberley Jones
Philadelphia Eagles: Albert Breer
San Francisco 49ers: Steve Cyphers
St. Louis Rams: Jeff Darlington
Seattle Seahawks: Michelle Beisner (Friday and Saturday only)
Washington Redskins: Solomin Wilcots (Friday and Saturday only)

ESPN (announced so far)

Kansas City Chiefs: Ed Werder
Philadelphia Eagles: Sal Paoloantonio
San Francisco 49ers: Colleen Dominguez
St. Louis Rams: Josina Anderson

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