Tuesday, April 15, 2008
So it's ESPN's 29th year covering the NFL Draft and boy doesn't that make you feel old? All of the regulars are back this year with Chris Berman leading the fray, but there are a few new wrinkles for 2008. Kirk Herbstreit is going to be filling in for Tony Kornheiser with the Monday Night Football trio and a random Around The Horn will take place on Day 2. Here's the full schedule....
ESPN – Day 1:It's one of the best days of the year and I'll be covering it at AA as well. Should be fun....you know with 20+ individuals to poke fun at and all. Oh and another thing to watch for is the ongoing feud between Todd McShay and Mel Kiper. The two have been jabbing at each other on various ESPN programs for the past month and it's only going to get more entertaining over the next few weeks.
Radio City Music Hall in New York City --
* Set #1: Chris Berman, Keyshawn Johnson, Mel Kiper Jr., Steve Young and Chris Mortensen
* Set #2: Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski and Kirk Herbstreit
* Reporter: Suzy Kolber
Bristol, Conn.: SportsCenter Special: On the Clock (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.) --
* Trey Wingo, Cris Carter, Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson, Merril Hoge, Todd McShay and Michael Smith.
NFL Team Sites --
* Hank Goldberg (at Miami Dolphins), Rachel Nichols (Atlanta Falcons), Sal Paolantonio (New York Giants) and Ed Werder (Dallas Cowboys).
ESPN – Day 2:
* Radio City Music Hall: Wingo, Kiper, Carter, Jaworski and Mortensen
* Bristol: Tony Reali, Jeffri Chadiha, Smith, Charean Williams and Steve Wyche
* Colin Cowherd will host Day 1 coverage from Radio City Music Hall with ESPN.com NFL senior writer John Clayton, who will also provide updates from site on Day 2.
ESPNEWS (Bristol, Conn.) – Day 1:
* Stan Verrett and Mike Hill will host “On the Clock” previews with McShay, Jeremy Green, Pat Forde, Chadiha, Qadry Ismail, Floyd Reese and Bob Davie beginning at 7 a.m.
* Rece Davis will host Draft-related segments featuring McShay, Hoge, Marcellus Wiley and Robert Smith beginning at 3 p.m.