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2018 NFL Draft TV Guide

For the first time ever, all seven rounds of the NFL Draft will air on broadcast network television. The expanded coverage gives the NFL Draft its largest audience reach to-date.

NFL Network and Fox will team up to simulcast live coverage of Rounds 1-3 of the 2018 NFL Draft on Apr. 26-27. Additionally, the league has expanded its partnership with ESPN/ABC whereby ESPN2 will supplement ESPN’s coverage of Round 1 on Apr. 26 with a separate and unique college-themed production. There will also be a simulcast of ESPN’s live coverage of Rounds 4-7 to air on ABC on Apr. 28.

The 2018 NFL Draft will take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Related: 22 pages of 2018 draft notes from the NFL

The 2017 NFL Draft on NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN2 delivered a combined 2.9 U.S. household rating and 4.6 million viewers across NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN2, up +2 percent and +6 percent respectively versus 2016. The 4.6 million viewers between NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN2 made the 2017 NFL Draft the second most-watched NFL Draft behind 2014.

The following is the day-by-day NFL Draft coverage schedule (all times listed in Eastern):

Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018

8:00-11:30 p.m.: First Round on NFL Network, Fox, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes

Hosts, analysts and contributors:
NFL Network/Fox:
Main Set: Rich Eisen, Mike Mayock, Daniel Jeremiah, Stanford head coach David Shaw
Outside Set: Steve Mariucci, Steve Smith Sr., Troy Aikman
Insider: Ian Rapoport
Stage: Deion Sanders
Reporters at NFL Team Locations:
Tiffany Blackmon – Arizona Cardinals
Stacey Dales – New England Patriots
Mike Garafolo – New York Jets
Kimberly Jones – New York Giants
Aditi Kinkhabwala – Buffalo Bills
James Palmer – Denver Broncos
Tom Pelissero – Miami Dolphins
Omar Ruiz & Steve Wyche – Cleveland Browns
Mike Silver – Oakland Raiders
Jane Slater – Dallas Cowboys

ESPN: Trey Wingo, Mel Kiper Jr., Louis Riddick and Kirk Herbstreit; also, Todd McShay, Chris Mortensen, Adam Schefter and Suzy Kolber

ESPN reporters: Josina Anderson (Cleveland), Dianna Russini (New York Giants), Sal Paolantonio (New York Jets) and Jeff Darlington (Buffalo)

ESPN2 (College Football Primetime at The NFL Draft): Rece Davis, Desmond Howard, David Pollack, Joey Galloway and Booger McFarland, with Tom Rinaldi and Maria Taylor

ESPN Deportes: Eduardo Varela, Pablo Viruega, and Miguel Pascal, with Alba Galindo, Kenneth Garay, and Carlos Nava

Friday, Apr. 27, 2018

7:00-11:00 p.m.: Rounds 2-3 on NFL Network, Fox, ESPN/ESPN2

Hosts, analysts and contributors:
NFL Network/Fox:
Main Set: Rich Eisen, Mike Mayock, Daniel Jeremiah, Charles Davis
Outside Set: Chris Rose, Peter Schrager, Joel Klatt
Insider: Ian Rapoport
Stage: Melissa Stark

ESPN/ESPN2: Trey Wingo, Mel Kiper Jr., Louis Riddick, Todd McShay, Chris Mortensen, Adam Schefter

ESPN reporters: Josina Anderson (Cleveland), Dianna Russini (New York Giants), Sal Paolantonio (New York Jets) and Jeff Darlington (Buffalo)

Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018

Noon-7:00 p.m.: Rounds 4-7 on NFL Network, ABC, ESPN

Hosts, analysts and contributors:
NFL Network/Fox:
Main Set: Rich Eisen, Mike Mayock, Daniel Jeremiah, Charles Davis
Insider: Ian Rapoport
Draft Experience: Colleen Wolfe, Kyle Brandt
Los Angeles: Dan Hellie, Shaun O’Hara, Reggie Bush, Charley Casserly

ABC/ESPN: Trey Wingo, Mel Kiper Jr., Louis Riddick, Todd McShay, Chris Mortensen, Adam Schefter

ESPN reporters: Josina Anderson (Cleveland), Dianna Russini (New York Giants), Sal Paolantonio (New York Jets) and Jeff Darlington (Buffalo)

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Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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