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ESPN Commentators for 2017 NFL Draft

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Trey Wingo Hosts All Three Days for First Time
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ESPN’s presentation of the 2017 NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 27, at 8 p.m. ET from the NFL Draft Theatre at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia. For the sixth consecutive year, the first hour of Round 1 will air with limited commercial interruption.

Trey Wingo, who previously hosted Rounds 2-7, will anchor ESPN’s entire three days of coverage for the first time. In Round 1, Wingo’s fellow commentators include NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. (covering his 34th draft), Monday Night Football analyst and Super Bowl-winning head coach Jon Gruden (his eighth) and NFL Front Office Insider Louis Riddick (his third). In Rounds 2-7, NFL Draft analyst and director of college football scouting for ESPN’s Scouts Inc., Todd McShay (covering his ninth draft), will join Wingo, Kiper and Riddick.

ESPN’s 38th consecutive draft telecast will also include NFL Insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter (covering breaking news) and NFL host Suzy Kolber (serving as a green room reporter interviewing draftees). Reporters Jeff Darlington and Britt McHenry, national correspondent Sal Paolantonio, and NFL Insiders Josina Anderson and Ed Werder will also contribute to the telecast.

Additional coverage of the 2017 NFL Draft includes a live radio broadcast of Rounds 1-3 – Dari Nowkhah will host with Pro Football Hall of Famer and NFL Front Office Insider Bill Polian, NFL Insider John Clayton and ESPN New York’s Chris Canty – as well as pre- and post-event analysis on ESPN TV and Radio shows. NFL Insiders, NFL Live, Mike & Mike, First Take and Outside the Lines will originate from Philadelphia on Thursday and Friday, and SportsCenter anchors Kevin Negandhi, David Lloyd and Steve Levy will host segments from the draft city on Thursday.

ESPN Shows at the NFL Draft in Philadelphia:

Date Time (ET) Show Network(s)
Thu, Apr 27 6-10 a.m. Mike & Mike (Chickie’s & Pete’s) ESPN Radio, ESPN2
10 a.m.-12 p.m. First Take (Chickie’s & Pete’s) ESPN
1-1:30 p.m. Outside the Lines (Chickie’s & Pete’s) ESPN
1:30-2:30 p.m. NFL Insiders ESPN
2:30-3:30 p.m. NFL Live Presented by NAPA Auto Parts ESPN
7-8 p.m. SportsCenter Special: Draft Countdown Presented by Zip Recruiter ESPN
8-11:30 p.m. NFL Draft Presented by Courtyard (Round 1) ESPN, ESPN Radio
Fri, Apr 28 6-10 a.m. Mike & Mike (Chickie’s & Pete’s) ESPN Radio, ESPN2
10 a.m.-12 p.m. First Take (Chickie’s & Pete’s) ESPN
1-1:30 p.m. Outside the Lines (Chickie’s & Pete’s) ESPN
1:30-2:30 p.m. NFL Insiders ESPN
2:30-3:30 p.m. NFL Live Presented by NAPA Auto Parts ESPN
7-11:30 p.m. NFL Draft Presented by Courtyard (Rounds 2-3) ESPN/ESPN2, ESPN Radio
Sat, Apr 29 12-8 p.m. NFL Draft Presented by Courtyard (Rounds 4-7) ESPN

 

* All ESPN networks are available to stream live on WatchESPN and the ESPN app. Schedule subject to change.

 

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