NFL Network Provides 76 Hours of Live Draft Week Coverage Beginning Sunday, April 23
Round-the-Clock Coverage and Live Streaming Video on NFL.com, NFL Mobile From Verizon, NFL Now, the NFL App on Xbox One & Watch NFL Network
Behind-the-Scenes Access with Record-Tying 20 War Room Cams at Team Facilities – Including the No. 1 Selection, Cleveland Browns
College Head Coaches David Shaw Joins First Round Coverage
Exclusive Features on Draft Prospects – Including Denver Broncos LB Von Miller with Myles Garrett at Texas A&M
NFL Media – comprised of NFL Network, NFL.com, NFL Now and NFL Mobile from Verizon – has the 2017 NFL Draft from Philadelphia covered with comprehensive Draft Week coverage and programming. With 76 live hours of coverage beginning Sunday, April 23, an extensive talent roster of analysts, reporters and college coaches, 20 draft war room cameras providing behind-the-scenes access, and powerful features on draft prospects NFL Network, NFL.com, NFL Mobile from Verizon and NFL Now descend upon the city of Philadelphia for the 2017 NFL Draft.
The 2017 NFL Draft kicks off with the first round Thursday, April 27 at 8:00 PM ET, followed by Rounds 2-3 Friday, April 28 at 7:00 PM ET and Rounds 4-7 Saturday, April 29 at 12 Noon ET in Philadelphia along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, incorporating famed city landmarks such as Philadelphia City Hall and the iconic steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
NFL Network 2017 NFL Draft Coverage
NFL Network provides 76 hours of live Draft Week coverage beginning Sunday, April 23. Throughout the week, programming highlights on NFL Network include daily editions of Good Morning Football at 7:00 AM ET, including live editions from Philadelphia Thursday, April 27 – Saturday, April 29; Path to the Draft Presented by Hyundai shows Monday through Wednesday at 6:00 PM ET, and 10:00 AM ET on Thursday and Friday; two-hour editions of NFL Total Access: NFL Draft Preview Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 4:00 PM ET and nightly editions of NFL Total Access at 7:00 PM ET; and NFL Draft Kickoff show Thursday and Friday at 1:00 PM ET, and Saturday at 10:00 AM ET.
NFL Network's draft expert Mike Mayock and host Rich Eisen headline the roster of analysts, reporters, hosts and college coaches. Analysts Daniel Jeremiah and Charles Davis, former players Deion Sanders and Steve Smith Sr., former NFL head coaches Steve Mariucci and Brian Billick, and former Super Bowl-champion NFL general manager Charley Casserly cover the draft from every angle with expert analysis, along with hosts Melissa Stark, Chris Rose and Colleen Wolfe. Throughout the week, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Peter Schrager provide updates from Philadelphia, while NFL Network reporters stationed at various team facilities around the league offer the latest news reports.
Stanford head coach David Shaw joins NFL Network's coverage of the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft Thursday, April 27 at 8:00 PM ET, joining Eisen, Mayock and Jeremiah. This marks the sixth consecutive year Shaw has joined NFL Network's Draft coverage.
Prior to the start of the first round on Thursday, NFL Draft Red Carpet Special airs at 6:00 PM ET, with NFL Network's Melissa Stark, Kay Adams and Nate Burleson, and actor Carl Weathers providing interviews as each of the prospects attending arrive. Weather, who played the beloved part of Apollo Creed in the Philadelphia-based move franchise Rocky and is the current star of NBC's "Chicago Justice," joins NFL as a guest correspondent in which he will interact with all of the prospects attending the NFL Draft, as well as comment on each's unique fashion styles.
Highlighting NFL Network's coverage of the 2017 NFL Draft is the return of the war room cameras in a record-tying 20 team facilities, offering behind-the-scenes video access as team executives make their selections. Featured this season are the Cleveland Browns – marking the eighth consecutive year NFL Network has been inside the war room of the team with the first overall pick. Additional teams include the San Francisco 49ers (2), Tennessee Titans (5 & 18), New York Jets (6), Los Angeles Chargers (7), Carolina Panthers (8), Arizona Cardinals (13), Indianapolis Colts (15), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (19), Denver Broncos (20), Detroit Lions (21), Houston Texans (25), Seattle Seahawks (26), Kansas City Chiefs (27), Dallas Cowboys (28), Green Bay Packers (29), Pittsburgh Steelers (30), Atlanta Falcons (31), Los Angeles Rams and Minnesota Vikings (no first round picks). NFL Network's live coverage of the 2017 NFL Draft will also feature coverage from draft parties hosted by prospects Malik Hooker, O.J. Howard, Pat Mahomes and D'Onta Foreman, as well as draft parties hosted by 23 teams on Thursday, April 27.
NFL Network's coverage of the 2017 Draft is highlighted by powerful storytelling features providing exclusive access to prospects as they prepare to enter the NFL. Featured throughout the week on NFL Network's Draft Week coverage:
- NFL 360 Exclusive: D'Onta Foreman Running Forward with Andrew Kremer: NFL 360 presents the most powerful and emotional story of the 2017 NFL Draft as NFL Network's Andrea Kremer sits down with the Texas Longhorns running back D'Onta Foreman as he tells the tale of his emotional journey this past season. The Doak Walker Award winner for College Football's best running back played through unimaginable personal pain and tragedy yet persevered, producing an exceptional campaign. This week, he shares his story
- Back2Campus (Beginning Monday, April 24): The series Back2Campus returns this year with five new original features, including Willie McGinest visiting with JuJu Smith-Schuster at USC, Maurice Jones-Drew visiting with Takkarist McKinley at UCLA, Marshall Faulk hanging with Donnel Pumphrey at San Diego State and Mike Mayock with John Johnson at Boston College. Yet the biggest alumni connection of all is when Denver Broncos star Von Miller goes back to Texas A&M to hang out with and interview Myles Garrett. Watch as the biggest pass rushing star in the NFL meets up with his fellow Aggie on familiar ground as Von talks to Myles about what to expect at the next level.
- The Need for Speed (Airs Tuesday, April 25 at 6:00 PM ET on Path to the Draft): Two days after setting the record for the fastest 40-yard dash in NFL history, John Ross met up with one of the NFL's fastest wide receivers, DeSean Jackson, to compare notes and discuss all aspects of what it takes to be a not only a fast receiver but a great receiver at the NFL.
- Deshaun Watson (Available on NFL.com/1shot): The six-part, multi-platform original series will culminate as Deshaun Watson finally will learn where he will be playing in the NFL. Follow the final steps of Deshaun's path as he arrives in Philly, gets ready for the Draft and graduates to the next level. All episodes of One Shot can be seen at NFL.com/1shot. On Draft Day, a new episode will be available on the NFL's Snapchat Discover channel.
NFL Network's coverage of the 2017 NFL Draft is presented by Verizon.
NFL.com, NFL Mobile From Verizon, NFL Now, Watch NFL Network & Radio Draft Coverage
NFL Digital Media has you covered for the 2017 NFL Draft with an array of options to follow events from Philadelphia across multiple platforms and devices.
All of NFL Network's 2017 NFL Draft coverage will be available digitally across platforms, allowing fans to watch the entirety of the excitement of every pick, from every round live from Philadelphia on their favorite devices. Verizon Wireless customers can watch NFL Network live on their smartphone with NFL Mobile from Verizon. Fans can also watch NFL Network live on their tablet (NFL Mobile, Watch NFL Network and NFL Windows 10 apps), PC (NFL.com/Watch), Xbox One and Xbox 306 (NFL on Xbox app), and other connected TV devices (NFL app on Apple TV, PlayStation 4, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV). Watch NFL Network access is available for NFL Network subscribers of participating TV providers. For more information, go to NFL.com/nflnetwork.
In addition to watching the live NFL Network stream, fans on the go can use NFL Mobile from Verizon to follow the NFL all the way to Draft day. Features available include the ability for fans to analyze mock drafts, see every pick with a live draft tracker, browse picks by team or round, and follow all the storylines with on-demand video featuring team and prospect analysis. For more information, visit your app store or NFL.com/Mobile. Data usage applies for app download and use. Available on iOS, Android and Windows.
Starting at 8:00 PM ET on Thursday, April 27, NFL Now Live Presented by Courtyard provides comprehensive online coverage of the first round of the NFL Draft. Host Matt "Money" Smith anchors the coverage from NFL Network's studios in Los Angeles, alongside draft analysts Bucky Brooks and Lance Zierlein. Brooks provides instant draft grades and analysis immediately following each selection, while Zierlein continually ranks the best players still available. Throughout NFL Now Live's coverage, NFL Network analysts such as LaDainian Tomlinson, Kurt Warner, Willie McGinest and David Carr join to provide their analysis of the selections, while Marc Istook monitors social trends and fan reaction in real time. Additionally, NFL Fantasy experts Michael Fabiano and Marcas Grant offer instant fantasy advice. From Philadelphia, Dave Dameshek interviews first-round selections, current NFL players and legends, and Colleen Wolfe provides the sights and sounds from the NFL Draft Experience.
NFL Now Live continues Friday, April 28 at 7:00 PM ET and Saturday, April 29 at Noon ET, and remains the ONLY place to view the real-time announcement of every pick of the entire 2017 NFL Draft.
NFL Now Live can be accessed at NFL.com/Now and through the official mobile app of the NFL, NFL Mobile from Verizon, as well as the NFL app on connected TV devices such as Xbox One, and on desktop and tablet devices such as the NFL app on Windows 10.
Additionally, NFL.com's Draft Tracker sponsored by Lexus – available on NFL.com and NFL Mobile – has live coverage of every selection in the draft, including video and analysis of the picks as they happen.
NFL Digital Media has an array of features focusing on the 2017 NFL Draft for fans worldwide:
- Mike Mayock In-Draft Analysis: Throughout the 2017 NFL Draft, NFL Network draft expert Mike Mayock provides his thoughts and analysis with both video and written content found at NFL.com/Mayock
- Draft Diaries: Draft Diaries sponsored by Bose provides fans with the chance to experience the 2017 NFL Draft through the eyes of top prospects, North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and Alabama defensive end Jonathan Allen. Visit NFL.com/draftdiaries beginning Wednesday, April 26. From the moment they land in Philadelphia, to the green room and all the way to their new city after being selected, Draft Diaries is the ultimate inside access to the 2017 NFL Draft
- Mock Drafts: NFL.com presents five Mock Drafts during the week of the 2017 NFL Draft, including an entire seven-round Mock Draft as well as NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock's first – and only – Mock Draft of the year released simultaneously on NFL.com and NFL Network Wednesday, April 26 at 8:00 PM ET. Additionally, NFL.com provides a Mock Draft for Rounds 2-3 following the conclusion of Round 1, and a Mock Draft for Rounds 4-7 following the conclusion of Rounds 2 and 3
- Social Media Content: NFL Media provides live content across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Content includes a Live Story on Snapchat celebrating Day 1 festivities from an all-access, first-person point of view; exclusive episodes of the series Deshaun Watson – One Shot; a Snapchat Draft Edition including infographics, stats, videos and animations; highlights from Philadelphia posted in real-time on Twitter Amplify; and social-first activations on the Red Carpet and backstage
- Draft Grades: NFL Media provides Draft Grades after each day of the 2017 NFL Draft on NFL.com and NFL Mobile, presented by Bud Light. Additionally, fans can provide their own draft grades throughout the Draft using the Draft Grades Fan Ballot
NFL.com's coverage of the 2017 NFL Draft is presented by Verizon and Hyundai.
*For more information about NFL Mobile from Verizon access, visit your app store or vzw.com/nfl. Data usage applies for app download and use.
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