Todd McShay joined ESPN in 2006 as a college football and NFL Draft 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 Insiders, NFL Live, College Football Live, ESPN Radio, ESPN.com, and ESPN The Magazine. In 2014, McShay made his debut as a college football sideline analyst, working with Sean McDonough and Chris Spielman.
McShay is the director of college football scouting for ESPN’s Scouts Inc., and he has been part of ESPN’s coverage of the NFL Draft since 2006. In 2009, he joined ESPN’s commentator team for the NFL Draft telecast and then in 2011, he made his first appearance on ESPN’s main set at the site of the NFL Draft. In the years since, McShay continues to appear on ESPN’s main set for a majority of the event, while also providing analysis for SportsCenter and other shows.
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 serving as an undergraduate assistant 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 Bachelor of Arts in leadership studies (Jepson School of Leadership).