NFL Media Provides Record-Setting Coverage of 2014 NFL Draft

Record-High 51 Live Hours of Coverage on NFL Network Beginning Thursday, May 8 Presented by Verizon

Behind-the-Scenes Access with 16 War Room Cams at Team Facilities – Including Texans & Super Bowl XLVIII-Champion Seahawks

College Coaches David Shaw, Jimbo Fisher & Urban Meyer Join Live Coverage from Radio City Music Hall

Round-the-Clock Coverage and Live Streaming on NFL.com & NFL Mobile From Verizon

NFL Media’s coverage of the 79th annual NFL Draft is officially on the clock. With a record-high 51 hours of live coverage of the three-day event, an extensive talent roster of analysts, reporters and college coaches, and 15 draft war room cameras providing behind-the-scenes access, NFL Network, NFL.com and NFL Mobile descend upon Radio City Music Hall in New York City for the 10th year of NFL Draft coverage.

The 2014 NFL Draft kicks off with the first round Thursday, May 8 at 8:00 PM ET, followed by Rounds 2-3 Friday, May 9 at 7:00 PM ET and Rounds 4-7 Saturday, May 10 at 12 Noon ET.

NFL Network provides 75 hours of live “Draft Week” coverage beginning Monday, May 5 at 6:00 AM ET with NFL AM. Throughout the week, programming highlights on NFL Network include daily editions of NFL AM Monday-Saturday featuring analysts Eric Davis and LaVar Arrington live from New York City; Path to the Draft shows Monday through Wednesday at 7:00 PM ET, and at 10:00 AM ET on Thursday and Friday; and two-hour editions of NFL Total Access Special NFL Draft Preview Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 5:00 PM ET.

NFL Network’s draft expert Mike Mayock and host Rich Eisen headline the roster of analysts, reporters, hosts and college coaches. Analysts Charles Davis and Daniel Jeremiah,former players such Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk, Deion Sanders and Kurt Warner, and former NFL head coaches Steve Mariucci and Brian Billick cover the draft from every angle with expert analysis. Throughout the week, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport provides updates from New York City, while NFL Media reporters stationed at various team facilities around the league offer the latest news reports.

Prior to the start of the first round on Thursday, NFL Network’s Melissa Stark and host of The Insider Kevin Frazier are live from the Red Carpet to provide interviews as each of the 30 prospects attending arrive at Radio City Music Hall during 2014 NFL Draft Kickoff, which begins at 1:00 PM ET.

Joining NFL Network’s coverage of the 2014 NFL Draft from Radio City Music Hall are Stanford head coach David Shaw, head coach of national-champion Florida State, Jimbo Fisher and Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer.

Highlighting NFL Network’s coverage of the 2014 NFL Draft is the return of the war room cameras in 16 team facilities, offering behind-the-scenes video access as team executives make their selections. Featured this season are the Houston Texans – marking the fifth consecutive year NFL Network has been inside the war room of the team with the first overall pick. Additional teams include the St. Louis Rams (2 & 13), Jacksonville Jaguars (3), Atlanta Falcons (6), Minnesota Vikings (8), Buffalo Bills (9), Tennessee Titans (11), New York Giants (12), Dallas Cowboys (16), Arizona Cardinals (20), Green Bay Packers (21), Kansas City Chiefs (23), Carolina Panthers (28), Denver Broncos (31), Indianapolis Colts (no first round pick) and Super Bowl XLVIII-champion Seattle Seahawks (32).

NFL Network will be inside the homes of prospects Anthony Barr, Derek Carr, Darqueze Dennard, Tre Mason, Zach Mettenbeger, Devonta Freeman and Laurent Deverany-Tardif, as well as feature live coverage from 24 team draft parties – including 20 on Thursday night – providing the fan reaction to each selection made by their favorite teams.

 

NFL.com & NFL Mobile From Verizon – Live Streaming

Not near a television, or seek the perfect second-screen companion? NFL Digital Media has you covered with an array of options across multiple platforms and devices. NFL.com Live Presented by Courtyard , NFL Mobile from Verizon, and the return of Draft Xtra on the NFL Mobile app each provide video access inside Radio City Music Hall, complete with interactive features.

Before the 2014 NFL Draft kicks off, NFL Network analysts team up to provide a first-round Mock Draft on NFL.com Live: Mock Draft Weekly. Airing on NFL Network Tuesday, May 6 at 9:00 PM ET and streaming on NFL.com Wednesday, May 7 at 1:00 PM ET, Rich Eisen, Marshall Faulk, Michael Irvin, Steve Mariucci, Brian Billick, Charles Davis, Daniel Jeremiah and Dave Dameshek each make the best selections for all 32 first round picks, moderated by “commissioner” Mike Mayock.

Starting at 8:00 PM ET on Thursday, May 8, NFL.com Live Presented by Courtyard provides comprehensive online coverage of the first round of the NFL Draft. Matt “Money” Smith hosts alongside former NFL general manager Matt Millen. Additionally, NFL Network analysts Heath Evans, Charley Casserly and Akbar Gbajabiamila will join the show. NFL.com Live will combine their analysis of each pick while joining NFL Network’s television broadcast throughout the night.

On Friday, May 9 at 7:00 PM ET, NFL.com Live returns with the same talent and format to provide extensive coverage of Rounds 2-3. On Saturday, May 10 at 12 Noon ET, NFL.com Live will simulcast the majority of NFL Network’s television coverage of Rounds 4-7.

Throughout the live stream broadcasts of NFL.com Live, NFL.com’s “Cover it Live” blogging tool offers fans a unique forum to voice their opinions, and interact with fellow fans and NFL Network analysts

The popular Fan War Rooms are back, offering innovative ways for fans to follow the Draft, and allowing them the opportunity to discuss a team’s strategy and immediately react once a player is selected.

NFL Fan Pass provides a unique way to experience the 2014 NFL Draft with unparalleled access leading up to and during the three-day event. Visit NFL.com/fanpass for exclusive interviews with draft prospects and NFL legends plus exclusive videos from NFL Draft events and backstage at Radio City Music Hall.

Featured:

  • Draft All Access: Taylor Lewan & Ha Ha Clinton Dix: Follow former Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan (http://on.nfl.com/1ncCSvG) and former Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton Dix (http://on.nfl.com/1nWKYIN) starting with their departure for New York City, and continuing through the days leading up to the NFL Draft right through their selection. NFL Fan Pass will capture every moment of their draft experience.
  • Red Carpet Style: Live NFL Draft Red Carpet twitter chat featuring NFL Media’s Adam Rank and Megan Collins, founder of StyleGirlfriend.com. Follow the conversation on Twitter at 6:00 PM ET on Thursday May 8th using the hashtag #draftredcarpet

Additionally, The Call presented by Verizon on NFL.com will feature the latest draft news and updates from Eric Ebron, Odell Beckham, Jordan Matthews, Bishop Sankey, Terrance West and Aaron Murray. NFL.com will also post daily behind-the-scenes features on Beckham and Matthews from New York City.

The NFL Mobile from Verizon app streams NFL Network’s 2014 NFL Draft Coverage in its entirety throughout the three days of the NFL Draft.  Live streaming of the 2014 NFLDraft will be available on mobile phones via NFL Mobile from Verizon and on tablets, PCs and Xbox One via Watch NFL Network (NFL.com/Watch), available today for AT&T U-Verse, Cox, Dish, Optimum, Verizon FiOS and many more providers, and on Windows, IOS 7 Android devices. Also available through NFL Mobile is a live draft tracker, and all news and video on-demand featuring draft and team analysis

Draft Xtra – a feature of the NFL Mobile app – offers a comprehensive second-screen companion to NFL Network and NFL.com Live’s coverage of the 2014 NFL Draft. Draft Xtra will have both on-demand and live video featuring Elliot Harrison, Bucky Brooks and Dave Dameshek conducting numerous interviews with NFL draftees, NFL greats, and fans in attendance at Radio City Music Hall. Additionally, Draft Xtra will provide player profiles and fan participation components.

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