The 2020 NFL Draft has arrived, and avid supporters will at long last have live games programming to take in. In all actuality, it will be unique in relation to any draft that most fans are utilized to, however we’ll take it.
ESPN and NFL Network will join to offer one communicate across the two systems, while ABC will introduce its own variant for Rounds 1-3. ABC will then simulcast the ESPN/NFL Network broadcast of Rounds 4-7.
The NFL Draft will likewise fill in as a three-day virtual pledge drive profiting six causes that are fighting the spread of COVID-19 and conveying help to millions out of luck.
Teams will complete the draft from their homes, communicating through several virtual platforms (Zoom, Skype) in order to make their picks. Each team’s designated drafter will be logged in to the league’s Microsoft Teams private and encrypted draft channel, and will make the pick through the portal. As a backup plan, CBS Sports noted that a team can call the league’s vice president of player personnel, Ken Fiore, and make the pick that way.
There is also a muted conference call where a club official can unmute his/her line and announce the selection to the league.
What: 2020 NFL Draft
When: April 23-25, 2020
Where: ESPN studios in Bristol, Conn.
Commissioner Roger Goodell and analysts, reporters and other experts will contribute remotely from home studios. Teams will also work from home.
• Thurs, April 23 (8-11:30 p.m. ET): NFL Draft, Round 1 – ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio
• Fri, April 24 (7-11:30 p.m.): NFL Draft, Rounds 2 and 3 – ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio
• Sat, April 25 (12-7 p.m.): NFL Draft, Rounds 4–7 – ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio
TV: ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network.
ESPN and NFL Network — Trey Wingo (host), Mel Kiper Jr. (analyst), Louis Riddick (analyst) and Booger McFarland (analyst).
Suzy Kolber (remote interviews), Chris Mortensen (analyst) and Adam Schefter (analyst).
NFL Network — Rich Eisen (host), Daniel Jeremiah (analyst), Michael Irvin (analyst) and Kurt Warner (analyst).
ABC — Rece Davis (host), Jesse Palmer (analyst), Maria Taylor (analyst), Todd McShay (analyst), Kirk Herbstreit (analyst), Desmond Howard (analyst), David Pollack (analyst), and Tom Rinaldi (correspondent/feature reporter).
McShay will join Wingo and the ESPN/NFL Network crew for Rounds 4-7 on Sat., April 25.
ESPN reporters will cover the NFL Draft remotely for ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network. Assignments include:
• Josina Anderson (covering Vikings, Redskins, Browns, 49ers)
• Jeff Darlington (Dolphins, Jaguars, Buccaneers, Chiefs)
• Dan Graziano (Packers, Lions, Chargers, Panthers, Raiders)
• Sal Paolantonio (Giants, Ravens, Eagles, Jets)
• Mike Reiss (Patriots)
• Dianna Russini (Titans, Bengals, Saints, Falcons)
• Ed Werder (Broncos, Seahawks, Cowboys, Cardinals)
Radio: SiriusXM, Westwood One and ESPN Radio.
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