ESPN Hires NFL Draft Expert Jordan Reid, Adding More Robust Coverage to ESPN+ Premium Editorial Content


ESPN Hires NFL Draft Expert Jordan Reid, Adding More Robust Coverage to ESPN+ Premium Editorial Content

  • Set to Provide Year-Round Coverage Focused on NFL Prospects Surrounding All-Star Games, Marquee College Matchups and More

ESPN has hired Jordan Reid as a multi-platform contributor for its year-round NFL Draft coverage. Reid’s addition further amplifies the comprehensive information and deep-dive analysis available to ESPN+ Premium Editorial Content subscribers, where the vast majority of his original content will be found.

The former starting college quarterback and coach will cover the NFL Draft from many angles, including around marquee games throughout the college football season, deep dives leading up to, during and following college all-star games and the NFL Scouting Combine, in the midst of breaking news time periods, and adding mock drafts leading up to the annual event each year.

“Joining ESPN is a pinnacle moment for my career,” said Reid. “Growing up, I would watch the NFL Draft from start to finish, as the occasion fascinated me from a young age. Now, being able to provide fans stories and content surrounding the event throughout the year for ESPN brings me great excitement. I can’t wait to get started with the current team to provide the best draft coverage possible.”

Fans can also expect to find the following from Reid:

  • Written NFL Draft analysis at multiple times throughout the year
  • Assisting with NFL coverage, including joining roundtables, instant reaction to trades and contributing to stories surrounding rookie classes
  • Film analysis and stories regarding prospects who are rising and falling, along with bigger-picture team-focused pieces
  • Appearances on ESPN studio and original programming surrounding the NFL Draft

The addition of Reid adds to ESPN+ subscribers’ exclusive access to articles and analysis surrounding the NFL Draft, including Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay. Many others contribute, covering players, teams, and leagues in addition to content and data-driven analysis and tools.  Bill Barnwell, Matthew Berry, Mike Clay, Heather Dinich, Eric Karabell, Zach Lowe, Ramona Shelburne, Andre Snellings and Greg Wyshynski are among those who regularly contribute.

Reid has been a writer and scout for The Draft Network since 2019, contributing on multiple platforms. Prior to his shift to media, the newest ESPN contributor was coach at his alma mater, North Carolina Central University, from 2014-18, helping the Eagles win three MEAC titles. His move to coaching followed his playing career at the school (2010-13), where he started for three seasons at quarterback and achieved the school record for completion percentage, a mark he still holds today.


Contact: Derek Volner ([email protected])


Derek Volner

I currently lead ESPN’s NFL Communications, including Monday Night Football, NFL Draft and studio programming. Previously, I did the same for ESPN’s vast college football portfolio. I have been with ESPN since 2013.
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