Thursday, April 16, 2009
It's hard to believe that this is, but on April 25th and 26th the "Leader" will be airing their 30th installment of the NFL Draft. And get this....Erin Andrews will be there this time! The rest of the parties are pretty much the same, but here is who will be joining EA over the two-day period....
Chris Berman, Mel Kiper, Jr., and a team of hosts, analysts and reporters will be a part of ESPN’s 30th consecutive year of televising the NFL Draft (April 25-26) from Radio City Music Hall in New York. The 16 hours of planned live coverage on ESPN and ESPN2 over two days will be supplemented by Draft-related content on multiple ESPN platforms throughout the weekend, including ESPN Radio, ESPNEWS and ESPN.com.Given the crazy amount of people involved with the Draft, there are obviously some new features. Some of those include: The Draft being in HD for the first time ever, Tom Jackson using the "Virtual Playbook" and use of that cool touch screen board for picks. Here's your lineup for each day....
Berman and Kiper, working their 29th and 26th NFL Drafts for ESPN, respectively, will team with analysts Keyshawn Johnson and Steve Young on the main set from Radio City on Day 1. NFL Live host Trey Wingo and first-year analyst Herm Edwards, as well as NFL insider Chris Mortensen, will report from additional set locations in the hall, while reporter Erin Andrews will conduct green room and post-pick interviews with the prospects invited to the Draft. Also, ESPN Scouts Inc. director of college scouting Todd McShay will be a major contributor to the coverage from ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., studios.
SportsCenter Special: On the Clock at 11 a.m. ET on Saturday, April 25, will kickoff ESPN’s comprehensive coverage. The five-hour pre-Draft line-up will include Monday Night Football’s Mike Tirico hosting with Suzy Kolber and analysts Cris Carter, Trent Dilfer, Tom Jackson and Ron Jaworski, College GameDay’s Kirk Herbstreit, McShay, and correspondent Michael Smith in Bristol.
Main Set: Chris Berman, Keyshawn Johnson, Mel Kiper Jr. and Steve Young
Set #2: Trey Wingo and Herm Edwards
Stage set: Chris Mortensen
Reporter: Erin Andrews
Main Set: Wingo, Edwards, Jaworski, Kiper, and Mortensen