Here are some fun numbers from the production staffs of ESPN and NFL Network on what their channels will be putting together for their NFL draft coverage.
500: Player highlight packages ESPN has produced to air during its draft broadcast. Some players are subjects of more than one package.
About 200: ESPN employees who will be in Philadelphia working on draft coverage, whether on TV, online or behind the scenes, according to ESPN NFL producer Seth Markman (who will be one of those employees). NFL Network also expects to have hundreds of employees in the city.
76: Hours of draft-related programming from Philadelphia on NFL Network this week.
41: Cameras NFL Network will have in Philadelphia, plus 20 more spread across various teams’ war rooms, draft parties and other locations.
34: Hours of TV programming ESPN will air live from sites in Philadelphia.
20 to 30: Players each year on whom ESPN produces highlight packages but aren't drafted, according to Markman. There will be 253 picks across the draft's seven rounds this year.
27: On-air personalities from ESPN who will be in Philadelphia, at least.
22: Cameras ESPN will use during its draft broadcast, including three robotic cameras and a cable camera. "We want to not only capture the city and show off the city, but the fan dynamic at the draft is enormous," Markman said. "You will see tons of fan shots throughout our broadcast."
18: On-air personalities NFL Network will have in Philadelphia, plus reporters at team locations and another broadcast crew at the channel’s studios in Los Angeles.
10 to 15: Seconds before a draft pick is announced on stage that ESPN learns who the pick is, so it can prepare highlight clips and graphics.
6: Production trucks ESPN will have on site. All are used for Monday Night Football broadcasts. NFL Network will have two trucks.
About 5: Times each year a player gets drafted for whom Markman's crew hasn't prepared a highlight package. "I can count that on one hand, usually, each year," he said. "We're pretty ready."
1: Host of ESPN's draft coverage. Trey Wingo will present the entire event for the first time this year after Chris Berman departed the role. "He deserves the opportunity, and it's time," Markman said.
0: Years old that ESPN's shots of Philadelphia scenery will be. The network is shooting new video footage this week. So there won't be a repeat of the network's use of an old Philadelphia skyline shot, as happened during a Temple football game last November.
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