The clock is ticking. And very soon, NFL teams and fans around the country will get their first glimpse at what their favorite team may look like come Septmber when ESPN and the NFL broadcast the annual NFL Draft.
The NFL Draft will air April 30th – May 2nd on ESPN live from the Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. in primetime with limited commercial interruption. While it is not known who will go to which team later this month, it is now known who will be handling hosting duties for this year’s draft. Chris Berman will host Round 1, marking his 35th year covering the annual selection show. He will be joined by Mel Kiper, Jr., who will be making his 32nd appearance at the draft. ESPN Monday Night Football analyst and Super Bowl champion coach Jon Gruden, Super Bowl champion and ESPN analyst Ray Lewis, and NFL Insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter. Mortensen and Schefter will join Berman, Gruden, Lewis and Kiper at a second desk insie the theatre. Reporter Suzy Kolber will have interviews on the gold carpet and in the green room.
Rounds two and three of this year’s NFL Draft will be hosted by Trey Wingo. He will be joined by Super Bowl Champion quarterback Trent Dilfer and NFL Draft analysts Mel Kiper, Jr. and Todd McShay. Chris Mortensen, Adam Schefter, and Suzy Kolber will each contribute to the broadcast of Round two and three as well.
Trey Wingo will return on Saturday, May 2nd to host Rounds Four through Seven of this year’s NFL Draft. He will be joined once again by Mel Kiper, Jr., and Todd McShay. Six-time NFL Executive of the year and NFL Hall of Fame inductee Bill Polian will also contribut to Saturday’s broadcast along with Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter.
Along with its main broadcast teams, ESPN will also have bureau reporters assigne to a number of NFL team sites and two of the top NFL Draft prospects. That list of reporters is noted below:
- Florida State’s Jameis Winston in Alabama (Tom Rinaldi)
- Oregon’s Marcus Mariota in Hawaii (Shelley Smith)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Ed Werder)
- Tennessee Titans (Sal Paolantonio)
- New York Jets (Josina Anderson)
- Chicago Bears (Bob Holtzman)
- St. Louis Rams (Britt McHenry)
- Cleveland Browns (Jeremy Fowler)
- San Diego Chargers (Jim Trotter)
ESPN will offer additional coverage of the 2015 NFL Draft across multiple platforms and editions of NFL Insiders, NFL Live, and SportsCenter. Each program will broadcast from Chicago beginning April 30th. The full broadcast schedule for the 2015 NFL Draft is noted below. All times are EST.
ESPN NFL Draft TV schedule (April 30-May 2):
Thu, Apr 30
2:30-3:30 p.m. NFL Insiders ESPN3:30-4:30 p.m. NFL Live Presented by NAPA ESPN
7-8 p.m. SportsCenter Special Presented by Golden Corral: Draft Countdown ESPN
8-11:30 p.m. NFL Draft Presented by Bose (Round 1) ESPN
Fri, May 1
2:30-3:30 p.m. NFL Insiders ESPN
3:30-4:30 p.m. NFL Live Presented by NAPA ESPN
7-11:30 p.m. NFL Draft Presented by Bose (Rounds 2-3) ESPN2
Sat, May 2
12-8 p.m. NFL Draft Presented by Bose (Rounds 4-7) ESPN
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