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2014 NFL Draft TV schedule on ESPN and NFL Network

A view of Radio City Music Hall during the 2013 NFL Draft. (Craig Ruttle/AP file photo)
A view of Radio City Music Hall during the 2013 NFL Draft. (Craig Ruttle/AP file photo)

Here's a breakdown of how to watch this year's NFL Draft on TV.

The event will be broadcast live on ESPN and NFL Network, with lots of shoulder programming in addition to the live event coverage.

Both networks will have lots analysts on site at Radio City Music Hall, plus reporters spread out with NFL teams across the country.

Thursday night's first round will take place in prime time, as will Friday night's second and third rounds. Saturday's third through seventh rounds will be spread over eight hours Saturday afternoon.

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  • Thursday, May 8

    ESPN Networks

    2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.: SportsCenter special edition (ESPN)

    3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: NFL Insiders, live from Radio City Music Hall (ESPN)

    4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: NFL Live (ESPN)

    6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.: SportsCenter special edition (ESPN)

    8:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m.: First round live coverage (ESPN)

    11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.: First round recap (ESPNU)

    NFL Network

    6:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.: NFL AM daily show

    10:00 am.-1:00 p.m.: Path to the Draft analysis show

    1:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.: NFL Draft pre-show

    8:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m.: First round live coverage

    11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.: NFL Total Access

    Friday, May 9

    ESPN Networks

    2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.: SportsCenter special edition (ESPN)

    3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: NFL Insiders, live from Radio City Music Hall (ESPN)

    4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: NFL Live (ESPN)

    6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.: SportsCenter special edition (ESPN)

    7:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m.: Second round and third round live coverage (ESPN2)

    11:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.: Second round and third round recap (ESPNU)

    NFL Network

    6:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.: NFL AM daily show

    10:00 am.-1:00 p.m.: Path to the Draft analysis show

    1:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.: NFL Draft pre-show

    7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.: Second round and third round live coverage

    11:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.: NFL Total Access

    Saturday, May 10

    ESPN Networks

    10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: SportsCenter special edition

    12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.: Fourth round through seventh round live coverage

    NFL Network

    6:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.: NFL AM daily show

    10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: NFL Draft pre-show

    12:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.: Fourth round through seventh round live coverage

    7:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.: NFL Total Access

    On-air talent

    ESPN

    Hosts: Chris Berman (Thursday), Trey Wingo (Friday and Saturday)

    Analysts: Mel Kiper Jr. (Thursday, Friday and Saturday), Ray Lewis (Thursday), Jon Gruden (Thursday), Trent Dilfer (Friday and Saturday), Todd McShay (Friday and Saturday), Bill Polian (Friday and Saturday)

    On-site reporters: Chris Mortensen (Thursday, Friday and Saturday), Adam Schefter (Thursday, Friday and Saturday), Suzy Kolber (Thursday)

    Team reporters: Ed Werder (Houston Texans), Josina Anderson (St. Louis Rams), Britt McHenry (Jacksonville Jaguars), Sal Paoloantonio (Cleveland Browns), Michelle Steele (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Bob Holtzman (Minnesota Vikings)

    NFL Network

    Host: Rich Eisen (draft coverage), Melissa Stark and Kevin Frazier (pre-draft coverage)

    Analysts: Mike Mayock, Charles Davis, Daniel Jeremiah, Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk, Deion Sanders, Kurt Warner, Steve Mariucci, Brian Billick, David Shaw, Jimbo Fisher, Urban Meyer

    Reporters: Ian Rapoport on site, others to be announced at team sites

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