College Football and NFL Draft Analyst
Todd McShay joined ESPN in 2006 as a football analyst, providing in-depth scouting information on college football players across the country, including the nation’s top NFL Draft prospects. McShay is a year-round contributor across ESPN’s multiple platforms, including SportsCenter, NFL Live, College Football Live, College GameDay, ESPN Radio, ESPN.com, ESPN The Magazine, ESPNU and ESPNEWS.
McShay is the director of college football scouting for ESPN Scouts Inc., where he has been evaluating prospects for the NFL Draft since 1998, during which time numerous NFL teams have utilized his reports. McShay has been part of ESPN’s NFL Draft telecasts since 2006 providing analysis on SportsCenter and ESPNEWS. In 2009, McShay joined the main telecast of ESPN’s NFL Draft coverage, using Magic Board technology, analysis and debate talk-backs from ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., studios to Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Prior to joining ESPN, McShay worked full-time for “The War Room,” (1999-2006), a start-up scouting publication created by former NFL scout Gary Horton. It soon became a crosscheck for 16 NFL scouting departments and a go-to-source of information for CBS and The Sporting News. ESPN purchased the business in 2006 and changed the name to Scouts Inc.
McShay interned for Horton in the summer of 1998, after getting his first taste of college scouting and recruitment when he “cut film” for the University of Richmond coaching staff.
Before becoming one of the nation’s top NFL Draft analysts, McShay was the quarterback for the Swampscott (Mass.) High School football team (1991-94), and served as a backup quarterback for the University of Richmond (1995-97) before sustaining a back injury that ended his college career.
A native of Swampscott, Mass., McShay graduated from the University of Richmond in 1999 with a bachelors of arts in leadership studies (Jepson School of Leadership). He supports the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and National Parkinson’s Foundation.