As usual, ESPN and NFL Network will air the draft simultaneously, but this year FOX enters the fray in a simulcast with NFL Network. All of the on-air personalities that will appear for their respective networks are listed below. Depending on who you like or dislike, you can choose which network you would prefer to watch the draft on. Another factor in the decision may be that in an effort to combat FOX and NFL Network’s combined efforts, ESPN is adding College GameDay coverage to take a look at the Draft from the collegiate perspective.
2018 NFL Draft
First Round - Thursday, April 26th
Start Time - 5:00pm PST / 7:00pm CST / 8:00pm EST
Host - Trey Wingo
Analysts - Mel Kiper Jr., Kirk Herbstreit, and Louis Riddick
Reports and Interviews - Todd McShay, Chris Mortensen, Adam Schefter, and Suzy Kolber
Online Streaming and Mobile - watchespn.com and WatchESPN App
FOX and NFL Network Simulcast
Hosts - Rich Eisen and Troy Aikman
Analysts - Mike Mayock, Daniel Jeremiah, and David Shaw
Reports and Interviews - Deion Sanders, Steve Smith Jr., and Steve Mariucci
Online Streaming and Mobile - NFL.com and NFL Mobile App
Host - Dari Nowkhah
Analysts - Bill Polian, Ian Fitzsimmons, and Chris Canty
Enjoy the Draft, Who Dat Nation! Hopefully, the Saints will select another stellar draft class!