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ESPN, NFL Network to simulcast 2020 NFL Draft

ABC will have a separate broadcast the first two days

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Those of us that tune into the NFL Draft every year are used to two different options for how we’d watch the draft. You either watch it on ESPN or the NFL Network. The coronavirus outbreak has changed everything around us as we know it, including football. The NFL Draft will go on, and that means networks will broadcast the event. The NFL announced that both ESPN and NFL Network would be simulcasting this year’s coverage of the NFL Draft.

Day 3 will only be aired on ESPN and NFL Network. Trey Wingo will be the anchor of the ESPN/NFL Network broadcast, and he’ll be joined by fellow ESPN colleagues Mel Kiper Jr., Louis Riddick, and, most notably, Booger McFarland. The contributors from NFL Network will be Rich Eisen, Daniel Jeremiah, Michael Irvin, and Kurt Warner.

ABC will have its own broadcast on the first two days of the draft with Rece Davis hosting with Jesse Palmer and Maria Taylor. Additionally, ABC will feature Todd McShay, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, David Pollack, and Tom Rinaldi. ABC will “focus on storytelling, and the journey draft prospects and their families have taken to get to the NFL, per the network’s press release.

Coverage of the NFL Draft beings at 5:00 pm. PT on Thursday, April 23. Day 2 will start at 4:00 pm PT on Friday, April 24. Finally, Day 3 will begin at 9:00 am. PT on Saturday, April 25.