ESPN, NFL Network Go All Out For NFL Draft Coverage (2024)

ESPN, NFL Network Go All Out For NFL Draft Coverage (1)

Here's the massive broadcast roster that will take you through the 2024 NFL draft.

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    Jimmy Traina

1. Outside of the Super Bowl, there probably isn't an event in the sports world that you brings you more bloated coverage than the NFL draft. Networks love to feature enormous casts on meaningless events, so when there's a BIG event, watch out.

For years now, ESPN hasn't limited its coverage of the draft to one network. You’ll be able to watch the draft on ESPN and ABC for the sixth year running. This year, the Disney family is also providing a third option for draft coverage thanks to its partnership with Pat McAfee.

ESPN and the NFL Network will rely on the proverbial cast of thousands to entertain you Thursday night when the draft kicks off from Detroit. Here's a look at who will be where.

ESPN: Mike Greenberg (host), Mel Kiper Jr., Booger McFarland, Louis Riddick, Adam Schefter andMolly McGrath.

This will be the first time Molly McGrath works the draft. She will interview the prospects from the stage after they are selected.

ABC: Rece Davis (host), Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, Nick Saban, Field Yates, Laura Rutledge and Pete Thamel.

The ABC production will feature the newly retired Saban, who will make his debut as an analyst on College GameDay.

ESPN+, YouTube, TikTok: McAfee will be joined by his usual daily show crew and former Patriots coach Bill Belichick on The Pat McAfee Show Draft Spectacular. McAfee's special draft show will only air Thursday, though his regular show will air as scheduled Friday afternoon.

NFL Network: Rich Eisen (host), Daniel Jeremiah, Charles Davis, Joel Klatt, Kurt Warner, Ian Rapoport and Kaylee Hartung.

Peter Schrager will replace Kurt Warner for Friday and Saturday’s telecasts.

2. We told you last week about ESPN's Kendrick Perkins taking shots at TNT's Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal, accusing them of not watching Knicks games. Barkley and O'Neal fired back, but they weren't done. They used Perkins’s face on a punching bag during Tuesday's Inside the NBA.

Chuck and Shaq worked out on a Perk punching bag in Studio J 🤣🥊

— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 24, 2024

3. Tyrese Haliburton gave a memorable press conference after the Pacers beat the Bucks in Game 2 on Tuesday, not for what he said, but how he said it. Listen for the total voice change halfway through his comments.

"We've had regular season crowds better than what we've played in the last two games." 🍿

Tyrese Haliburton is looking forward to Game 3 in Indy 🔥

— NBA TV (@NBATV) April 24, 2024

4. ESPN NFL reporter Field Yates looks freakishly young for his age. So much so that this happened to him on his 37th birthday Tuesday.

On his 37th birthday, @FieldYates actually just got stopped and carded to prove he was 21+ before he could walk through a Detroit casino. Great start to draft week.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 23, 2024

5. Here's your daily dose of MLB umpires being awful.

Juan Soto didn't see a strike during this seven pitch at-bat, and still struck out.

— Sam Luckini (@SamLuckiniESM) April 24, 2024

6. In case you missed it, we released twoSI Media Podcastslast week.

On Friday, a new episode with ESPN's Malika Andrews dropped.

SI MEDIA PODCAST w ESPN's Malika Andrews

-Working first playoffs/Finals as NBA Countdown host
-Message from Mike Greenberg after getting the gig
-Working with Stephen A. and Richard Jefferson
-How Woj helped get her career started

— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) April 23, 2024

Earlier in the week, we had the first extensive interview with WWE's Cody Rhodes afterhe won the WWE Undisputed Championship atWrestleMania.

SI MEDIA PODCAST w WWE champion @CodyRhodes

-Finishing his story at WrestleMania40
-Epic main event + cameos by Cena & Undertaker
-Did he have a moment w Reigns after match
-WWE changing Mania main event


— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) April 18, 2024

You can listen to each podcast by clicking into the tweets above. You can also listen on Apple andSpotify.

7. RANDOM VIDEO OF THE DAY: Good job here by Mad Dog calling out Stephen A. Smith for being on his phone while being courtside for Monday's Sixers-Knicks game.

.@MadDogUnleashed called out @stephenasmith for being on his phone during the Knicks game 😭

— First Take (@FirstTake) April 24, 2024

Be sure tocatch up on past editions of Traina Thoughtsand check out theSports Illustrated Media Podcasthosted by Jimmy Traina onApple,SpotifyorGoogle. You can also follow Jimmy onTwitter, InstagramandTikTok.

ESPN, NFL Network Go All Out For NFL Draft Coverage (2024)


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