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NFL Draft 2014: televised and online coverage

NFL draft stage
NFL draft stage

There are a few different ways to see if your team is selecting the player they should in this year's NFL Draft. You can choose cable, computer or mobile.

General Draft Information:
79th Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting (aka 2014 NFL Draft)
Round 1: Thursday, May 8, 8pm ET
Rounds 2-3: Friday, May 9, 7pm ET
Rounds 4-7: Saturday, May 10, 12pm ET
Radio City Music Hall, New York City
Total Picks: 224 regular picks (32 teams over 7 rounds) plus 32 compensatory picks
Selection Time Limits:
Round 1: 10 minutes
Round 2: 7 minutes
Round 3-7: 5 minutes


The main crew for Round 1 consists of Rich Eisen, Marshall Faulk, Mike Mayock, Steve Mariucci, and Michael Irvin. Deion Sanders will interview draft picks on stage. The Radio City Music pit includes insiders Ian Rapoport and Daniel Jeremiah. Kurt Warner will operate from a studio in Los Angeles. For Rounds 2-3, Eisen will host the main crew with analysts Mayock, Charles Davis, and Brian Billick. Melissa Stark will handle the interviews in the Green Room. Warner will also be there on Day Two. For Day 3 (Rounds 4-7), the main crew will be Eisen, Mayock, Davis and Jeremiah. The Saturday coverage will include Stanford coach David Shaw (11 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. ET) and Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher (3-5 p.m. ET).
Mobile & Online
A live stream of the draft will start at 7:45 p.m. ET and run for the duration of the three-day event — online video was only available in the past for paying members of NFL Game Pass, a service for international fans. It will also be free via the platform this year. To watch live, click here.
You can also watch the NFL Network and get extensive coverage live on smartphones using NFL Mobile, including on-demand draft videos, analysis and other features.


The main crew for Round 1 consists of host Chris Berman and analysts Jon Gruden, Mel Kiper Jr. and former Baltimore Raven Ray Lewis. NFL insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter will report from an additional set on all three days. Suzy Kolber will interview players following their selection. Trey Wingo will host on the main set for Days 2 and 3 and be joined by analysts Trent Dilfer, Kiper and Todd McShay. Front office insider Bill Polian will split time with Dilfer on the main set on Saturday and will weigh in on Friday and Saturday at different times from an additional pit at Radio City.
ESPN Radio
ESPN Radio will broadcast the NFL Draft live on Thursday, May 8, at 7 p.m. from Radio City Music Hall with host Dari Nowkhah, joined by analysts Louis Riddick and Mark Schlereth and senior NFL writer John Clayton. The group will interview draftees and team personnel. At 11:30 p.m., Freddie Coleman will host a post-first round show, joined by ESPN Insider Adam Caplan. The Draft on ESPN Radio will resume Friday, May 9, with Nowkhah, analysts Riddick and Schlereth and Clayton. Kevin Winter will host that night’s post-draft coverage at 11 p.m., joined by Caplan.
ESPN International
ESPN International will offer television coverage of the NFL Draft to more than 31 million households in 41 countries and territories throughout LatinCaribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, and Canada (on TSN). Round 1 will also be simulcast to eight countries in Northern Latin America via the ESPN Play broadband offering. Spanish language coverage through in Latin America includes reporter Carlos Nava with Stanford linebacker and draft prospect Shayne Skov in Guadalajara, Mexico, offering their perspectives throughout the draft.
ESPN will give fans on-the-go access to draft-related news and information including a draft section on the ESPN mobile web complete with video, player profiles, analysis and breaking news.


The Xbox One's already feature-packed NFL experience gives football fans a live, customizable draft day experience. Xbox Gold members will be able to experience the 2014 NFL Draft with an all-new draft channel and all-new draft-related content. On Thursday, May 8 through Saturday, May 10, all Xbox Live Gold Members can get up close with the NFL Draft, by streaming the event live through the NFL app on Xbox One. The Draft Tracker will keep you updated on each team's pick. The app works like you'd expect: The teams are listed in their draft order, with details on what kinds of players they still need. When they make a pick, the app updates instantly and shows who got drafted, allows you to access highlights from that player and what team is on the clock.

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