ESPN NFL Draft Programming Update


ESPN NFL Draft Programming Update

ESPN NFL Draft-Related SportsCenter Specials
ESPN will present more than 10 original hours of SportsCenter Specials leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft. SportsCenter Specials begin today with You’ve Got Mel & Todd at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Fans are invited to submit questions via Twitter using the hashtag #AskMelandTodd. Schedule:

 Date Time (ET) Program Network
Wed, Apr 22 7-8 p.m. SportsCenter Special: You’ve Got Mel & Todd
Trey Wingo, Mel Kiper and Todd McShay
Thurs, Apr 23 6-7:30 p.m. SportsCenter Special: Mel & Todd’s Mock Draft
Wingo, Kiper, McShay, Bill Polian and Louis Riddick
Fri, Apr 24 6-7 p.m. SportsCenter Special: Stock Up/Stock Down
Jade McCarthy, Kiper, McShay, Phil Savage and Field Yates
Mon, Apr 27 1-2:30 p.m. SportsCenter Special: NFL Nation Mock Draft
Wingo, McShay, Polian and NFL Nation reporters
Tues, Apr 28 1:30-2:30 p.m. SportsCenter Special: GMs Roundtable
Wingo, Polian, Savage and Mark Dominik
  9-10 p.m. SportsCenter Special: Gruden & Kiper’s Draft Preview
Jon Gruden and Kiper
Wed, Apr 29 1-2 p.m. SportsCenter Special: Draft Room Simulation
Wingo, McShay, Polian, Savage and Dominik
Sun, May 3 7-9 p.m. SportsCenter Special: Draft Grades
Wendi Nix, McShay, Kiper, Tedy Bruschi and Herm Edwards

*Schedule subject to change.     


ESPN Conference Call Transcript: Jon Gruden on QB Camp Series and NFL Draft Prospects
ESPN conducted a media conference call on Tuesday with Monday Night Football’s Jon Gruden to discuss his Gruden’s QB Camp series and ESPN’s 2015 NFL Draft coverage. Gruden will provide analysis on the main set the opening night, April 30, in prime time. Full audio replay. Full transcript. (Gruden’s QB Camp TV schedule and photos).

Additionally, audio replays for recent media conference calls with NFL Draft analysts Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. are available via the PodCenter page on


ESPN’s Draft Academy, Gruden’s QB Camp Continue
The sixth season of Gruden’s QB Camp and season two of Draft Academy continue, highlighting top prospects in the 2015 NFL Draft: Florida State’s Jameis Winston, Oregon’s Marcus Mariota, Colorado State’s Garrett Grayson, UCLA’s Brett Hundley, Baylor’s Bryce Petty (#GrudenQBCamp) and Winston, Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon, Georgia’s Todd Gurley, Missouri’s Shane Ray, Ohio State’s Devin Smith and North Dakota State’s John Crockett (#DraftAcademy). Series schedules: Gruden’s QB Camp and Draft Academy. Photos of Mariota, Petty and Winston are available via ESPN Images.


Top NFL Draft Prospects Appear as Guests on ESPN TV, Radio Shows During #ESPNDraftWeek
Wide receivers Amari Cooper (Alabama) and Kevin White (West Virginia) and defensive ends Leonard Williams (USC), Dante Fowler Jr. (Florida) and Shane Ray (Missouri) – five top prospects in this year’s NFL Draft – are visiting ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., campus this week, appearing as guests on ESPN TV and radio shows. Ray is also featured in the second season of Draft Academy (Tuesdays, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN). Photos are available via ESPN Images.


ESPN’s Presentation of the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago
ESPN will present the 2015 NFL Draft – its 36th consecutive year televising the event – April 30-May 2 from the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago, as the draft makes its Windy City debut. The first two days will air in prime time, and the first hour of Round 1 coverage will again air with limited commercial interruption. Commentator assignments. Photos from last year’s event. Schedule:

Date Time (ET) Show Network
Thu, Apr 30 2:30-3:30 p.m. NFL Insiders ESPN
  3:30-4:30 p.m. NFL Live Presented by NAPA ESPN
  7-8 p.m. SportsCenter Special Presented by Golden Corral: Draft Countdown ESPN
  8-11:30 p.m. NFL Draft Presented by Bose (Round 1) ESPN
Fri, May 1 2:30-3:30 p.m. NFL Insiders ESPN
3:30-4:30 p.m. NFL Live Presented by NAPA ESPN
  7-11:30 p.m. NFL Draft Presented by Bose (Rounds 2-3) ESPN2
Sat, May 2 12-8 p.m. NFL Draft Presented by Bose (Rounds 4-7) ESPN

*Schedule subject to change.     






Allie Stoneberg

I advance ESPN’s communications and publicity efforts for NFL studio programming, Monday Night Football, the NFL Draft and our coverage of the Canadian Football League and the Arena Football League. I enjoy meeting journalists in person at games and events and delight in showing them around our Bristol, Conn., campus.
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