It’s that time of year again. Universities across the country are showing off their teams’ talents for the upcoming season of college football later in the year with Spring games. Just as the new crop of college players are on display, the next crop of future NFL stars is preparing to make a splash at the annual NFL Draft. The draft kicks off Thursday, April 25th and runs through Saturday, April 27th. And ESPN will be on hand for all the coverage of this year’s draft. The first two nights of the draft will air in primetime. And for the second consecutive year, Round One’s first hour of coverage will air with limited commercial interruption.
Chris Berman will be on hand for the 2013 NFL Draft presented by Bud Light. This year marks the thirty-third year of coverage for Berman. He will host ESPN’s draft coverage live from New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. He will be joined by analyst Mel Kiper, Jr. and Monday Night Football analyst and Superbowl-winning coach Jon Gruden on set. This year’s draft marks the thirtieth year of covering the draft for Mel Kiper, Jr. Senior NFL Insider Chris Mortensen and NFL Insider Adam Schefter will be on hand at another set live at Radio City Music Hall. And NFL32 host Suzy Kolber will be on hand providing interviews with draft prospects.
Trey Wingo takes over as main his on Day 2 & 3 of the NFL Draft. He will be joined by Trent Dilfer, Mel Kiper, Jr., and ESPN Scouts, Inc. director of scouting Todd McShay. Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen will also both be back. They will be joined by Six-time NFL Executive of the Year Bill Polian. Suzy Kolber will be back broadcasting live on Saturday from Bristol, Connecticut, hosting ten hours of coverage. She will be joined by analysts Tedy Bruschi, Herm Edwards, and Ron Jaworski. It all begins Saturday, April 26th with SportsCenter Special: On The Clock at 10am/9am CT.
ESPN will have reporters and correspondents coming to audiences live from team sites and more throughout the weekend, including on the radio on ESPN Radio affiliates across the country. Josina Anderson will report live from the St. Louis Rams’ team site. Colleen Dominguez will have reports from the San Francisco 49ers team site. Sal Paolantonio will be on hand in Philadelphia with reports from the Eagles. And Ed Werder will be live from Kansas City with reports on the latest from the Chiefs.
Mike Hill and three-time Superbowl Champion Mark Schlereth—co-hosts of ESPN’s Hill and Schlereth—will host ESPN Radio’s NFL Draft 2013 presented by Bud Light on Thursday and Friday, April 25th and 26th. ESPN.com Senior NFL writer John Clayton will join Hill and Schlereth for their broadcast. ESPN Radio’s coverage begins Thursday, April 25th at 7pm and Friday, April 26th at 6pm.
Leading up to this year’s NFL Draft, ESPN will air SportsCenter Special: On The Clock shows, hosted by a number of ESPN’s top studio analysts. Among those analysts joining fans for this year’s SportsCenter Special: On The Clock will be: Cris Carter, Trent Dilfer, Tom Jackson, Ron Jaworski, Keyshawn Johnson, Bill Polian, and Steve Young from Bristol. Trey Wingo will host SportsCenter Special: On The Clock on Thursday, April 25th at 5pm. Wendi Nix will host the special on Friday, April 26th. And Suzy Kolber will have hosting duties on Saturday, April 27th.
A full schedule of this year’s NFL Draft coverage on ESPN and the ESPN family of networks is available below.
ESPN NFL Draft TV schedule (Apr. 25-27):
|Thurs., April 25||3-4 p.m.||SportsCenter Special: On the Clock||ESPN|
|4-5 p.m.||NFL Live Presented by HTC One||ESPN|
|5-7:30 p.m.||SportsCenter Special: On the Clock||ESPN|
|7:30-8 p.m.||SportsCenter Special: Draft Countdown Presented by iShares by Black Rock||ESPN|
|8-11:30 p.m.||NFL Draft Presented by Bud Light (Round 1)||ESPN|
|Fri., April 26||3-4 p.m.||SportsCenter Special: On the Clock||ESPN|
|4-5 p.m.||NFL Live Presented by HTC One||ESPN|
|5-5:30 p.m.||SportsCenter Special: On the Clock|
|5:30-6:30 p.m.||SportsCenter Special: Draft Countdown Presented by iShares by Black Rock||ESPN|
|6:30-10:30 p.m.||NFL Draft Presented by Bud Light (Rounds 2-3)||ESPN/ESPN2|
|Sat., April 27||10-11:30 a.m.||SportsCenter Special: On the Clock||ESPN|
|11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.||SportsCenter Special: Draft Countdown Presented by iShares by Black Rock||ESPN|
|12-8 p.m.||NFL Draft Presented by Bud Light (Rounds 4-7)||ESPN|
|Sun., April 28||1-3 p.m.||SportsCenter Special: NFL Draft Grades||ESPN|
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