NFL Media Provides Record-Setting Coverage of 2014 NFL Draft

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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 NFL Draft 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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NFL MEDIA’S 2014 NFL DRAFT COVERAGE

 

Below is an overview of NFL Network, NFL.com and NFL Mobile from Verizon’s all-encompassing coverage of the 2014 NFL Draft.

 

2014 NFL Draft Coverage Team

 

Thursday, May 8 at 8:00 PM ET (Round 1)

Main Set: Rich Eisen, Mike Mayock, Marshall Faulk, Steve Mariucci, Michael Irvin

Stage: Deion Sanders

Radio City Music Pit: Ian Rapoport, Daniel Jeremiah

Red Carpet: Melissa Stark, Kevin Frasier

Los Angeles: Kurt Warner & Warren Sapp

 

Friday, May 9 at 7:00 PM ET (Rounds 2-3)

Main Set: Rich Eisen, Mike Mayock, Charles Davis, Brian Billick

Radio City Music Pit: Ian Rapoport, Daniel Jeremiah

Stage: Melissa Stark

Los Angeles: Kurt Warner

 

Saturday, May 10 at 12 Noon ET (Rounds 4-7)

Main Set: Rich Eisen, Mike Mayock, Charles Davis, Daniel Jeremiah

·         11:00 AM – 2:45 PM ET: David Shaw

·         3:00 – 5:00 PM ET: Jimbo Fisher

Radio City Music Pit: Ian Rapoport

 

 

Reporting from NFL Team Locations

 

 

·         Michelle Beisner – St. Louis Rams

·         Albert Breer – Minnesota Vikings (Thursday) & Washington Redskins (Friday)

·         Stacey Dales – New England Patriots

·         Jeff Darlington – Jacksonville Jaguars (Thursday & Friday) & Miami Dolphins (Saturday)

·         Alex Flanagan – Seattle Seahawks

·         Rebecca Haarlow – Chicago Bears

·         Rich Hollenberg – Atlanta Falcons

·         Kimberley Jones – New York Giants (Thursday) & New York Jets (Saturday)

·         Aditi Kinkhabwala – Cleveland Browns (Thursday), Baltimore Ravens (Friday) & Pittsburgh Steelers (Saturday)

·         Randy Moss – New York Jets

·         Desmond Purnell – Dallas Cowboys

·         Omar Ruiz – Oakland Raiders (Thursday) & San Francisco 49ers (Friday & Saturday)

·         Mike Silver – St. Louis Rams

·         Ari Wolfe – Philadelphia Eagles

·         Steve Wyche – Houston Texans

 

 

 

2014 NFL Draft Kickoff – Thursday, May 8 – Saturday, May 10

 

NFL Network’s extensive roster of analysts and reporters provide all of the latest news reports and expert analysis surrounding the 2014 NFL Draft on 2014 NFL Draft Kickoff Thursday, May 8 – Saturday, May 10.

 

Thursday, May 8

 

·         1:00 – 4:00 PM ET

o   Los Angeles: Dan Hellie, Kurt Warner, Shaun O’Hara, Charley Casserly

 

o   Radio City Music Hall: Daniel Jeremiah, Charles Davis, Ian Rapoport

 

·         4:00 – 7:00 PM ET

o   Radio City Music Hall: Chris Rose, Melissa Stark, Charles Davis, Brian Billick, Daniel Jeremiah, Ian Rapoport

 

o   Red Carpet: Melissa Stark, Kevin Frazier

 

o   Greenroom: Deion Sanders

 

o   Los Angeles: Kurt Warner

 

·         7:00 – 8:00 PM ET

o   Radio City Music Hall: Rich Eisen, Mike Mayock, Marshall Faulk, Steve Mariucci, Michael Irvin, Deion Sanders, Daniel Jeremiah, Ian Rapoport

 

Friday, May 9

 

·         1:00 – 4:00 PM ET

o   Los Angeles: Dan Hellie, Kurt Warner, Shaun O’Hara, Charley Casserly

 

o   Radio City Music Hall: Daniel Jeremiah, Charles Davis, Ian Rapoport

 

·         4:00 – 6:00 PM ET

o   Radio City Music Hall: Chris Rose, Charles Davis, Brian Billick, Daniel Jeremiah, Ian Rapoport, Melissa Stark

o   Guest Analysts: David Shaw, Jimbo Fisher, Urban Meyer

 

·         6:00 – 7:00 PM ET

o   Radio City Music Hall: Rich Eisen, Mike Mayock, Charles Davis, Brian Billick, Daniel Jeremiah, Ian Rapoport, Melissa Stark

 

Saturday, May 10

 

·         10:00 AM – 12 Noon ET

o   Los Angeles: Dan Hellie, Jamie Dukes, Brian Baldinger, Charley Casserly

 

o   Radio City Music Hall: Rich Eisen, Mike Mayock, Charles Davis, Daniel Jeremiah, David Shaw

 

 

NFL Total Access – Thursday, May 8 – Saturday, May 10

 

Following NFL Network’s coverage of the 2014 NFL Draft each night, NFL Total Access airs live from Los Angeles to recap each round and analyze the selections made. On Thursday, May 8 at 11:30 PM ET, hosts Dan Hellie and Amber Theoharis are joined by analysts Kurt Warner, Warren Sapp and Heath Evans to analyze all 32 first-round selections.

 

On Friday, May 9 at 11:00 PM ET, Theoharis, Warner, Sapp and Evans provide analysis of the second and third rounds, and on Saturday, May 10 at 10:00 PM ET Charley Casserly and Solomon Wilcots join Hellie, Theoharis, Sapp and Evans to wrap up the 2014 NFL Draft.

 

 

NFL AM – Live from New York City Monday, May 5 – Saturday, May 10

 

NFL AM airs Monday, May 5 – Saturday, May 10 at 6:00 AM ET. Analysts Eric Davis and LaVar Arrington are live from New York City, while Steve Wyche reports from Houston throughout the week. Hosts Nicole Zaloumis, Molly Qerim and Paul Burmeister, and analysts Terrell Davis and Charley Casserly are live from NFL Network’s studios in Los Angeles.

 

 

Path to the Draft – Monday, May 5 – Friday, May 9

 

Monday, May 5 – Friday, May 9 at 7:00 PM ET, NFL Network’s Path to the Draft provides all of the latest news and analysis during the week of the 2014 NFL Draft. Host Scott Hanson joins analysts Charley Casserly, Brian Baldinger and Curtis Conway from NFL Network’s studios in Los Angeles, while analysts Daniel Jeremiah and Charles Davis provide the latest from New York City.

 

 

NFL Draft Special Programming

 

  • Mayock’s 2014 Mock Draft (Wednesday, May 7 at 9:00 PM ET): NFL Network’s top draft expert Mike Mayock debuts his first – and only – mock draft of the year in a one-hour special, Mayock’s 2014 Mock Draft on Wednesday, May 7 at 9:00 PM ET. On the eve of the 2014 NFL Draft from inside Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Mayock, joined by Chris Rose, predicts how the first round of the draft will unfold and provides full analysis of each selection.

 

  • NFL.com/Live: Mock Draft Weekly (Tuesday, May 6 at 9:00 PM ET): NFL.com/Live: Mock Draft Weekly airs Tuesday, May 6 at 9:00 PM ET. Hosted by “Commissioner” Mike Mayock, NFL Network’s Rich Eisen, Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk, Brian Billick, Steve Mariucci, Charles Davis, Daniel Jeremiah and Dave Dameshek are put on the spot as each makes their best selections for all 32 first round picks, with Mayock offering critiques and analysis throughout. NFL.com Live: Mock Draft Weekly streams on NFL.com Wednesday, May 7 at 1:00 PM ET.

 

·         Rich Eisen Draft Special (Tuesday, May 6 at 10:30 PM ET): From New York City, Rich Eisen provides a special edition of The Rich Eisen Podcast. Featured guests include NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and actor/comedian Tracy Morgan.

 

·         NFL Total Access Special NFL Draft Preview (Monday, May 5 – Wednesday, May 7 at 5:00 PM ET): Airing for three hours Monday, May 5 – Wednesday, May 7 at 5:00 PM ET, NFL Total Access Special NFL Draft Preview looks ahead to the 2014 NFL Draft with expert analysts breaking down whose stock is rising, whose is falling and who your team will pick.

 

 

NFL Draft-Related Features

 

·         On the Clock (Monday, May 5 at 9:00 PM ET): Follow three of the top prospects in this year’s draft – Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins, UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr and Notre Dame defensive tackle Louis Nix – throughout their pre-draft journey.

o   To view all of the editions of On the Clock thus far, visit: http://on.nfl.com/1hSy8aN

 

·         Caught in the Draft – 2004: Storm Over Eli (Wednesday, May 7 at 10:00 PM ET): NFL Films’ five-part series Caught in the Draft concludes Wednesday, May 7 at 10:00 PM ET with a focus on the 2004 NFL Draft. When number one overall pick Eli Manning refuses to play for the San Diego Chargers, it triggers the biggest showdown between an organization and player in two decades and alters the fortunes of quarterbacks Philip Rivers and Ben Roethlisberger. Additionally, the University of Miami (FL) sets an NFL record for most first-round selections with six. Features interviews with Ben Roethlisberger, Philip Rivers, Mike Mayock, Leigh Steinberg, Peter King, Mel Kiper, Jr. and more.

 

·         Feature on the Carr Brothers (Monday, May 5 on NFL AM at 6:00 AM ET & NFL Total Access at 8:00 PM ET): In 2002, David Carr was the number one overall pick in the NFL Draft. Now, Derek Carr seeks to rectify the legacy of the Carr’s within the professional ranks. NFL Network’s Mark Kriegel reports.

 

·         Advice for Jadeveon Clowney (Thursday, May 8): Number one overall picks Bruce Smith, Mario Williams and Aundray Bruce, as well as Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor and Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller give their advice to former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.

·         Joe Montana – 35th Anniversary of the Pick (Friday, May 9): On the 35th anniversary, NFL Network looks back at the San Francisco 49ers’ selection of future Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana with the final pick of the third round in the 1979 NFL Draft.

 

  • Draft Destination – Atlanta (Saturday, May 10): NFL Network’s Andrea Kremer spends time with the Falcons to glean insight about their philosophy for the 2014 NFL Draft.

 

·         Feature on Former Stanford LB Shayne Skov (Saturday, May 10): Former Stanford linebacker Shayne Skov considers Mexico his home, his bilingual and is applying for citizenship. Growing up, Skov spent part of his childhood in Mexico so that his late mother, who was sick with MS, could receive more affordable medical treatment. After learning how to play football in Guadalajara Pop Warner, Skov is on the verge of being drafted into the NFL.

 

·         Feature on Former Missouri DL Michael Sam (Saturday, May 10): NFL Network’s Steve Cyphers travels to Michael Sam’s hometown of Hitchcock, TX, as well as to Columbia, MO for a series of interviews with the people who know him best.

 

 

NFL.com & NFL Mobile from Verizon’s 2014 NFL Draft Coverage

Live Coverage

 

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 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 NFL Draft 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.

 

NFL.com Draft Content

 

NFL.com is the ultimate online destination for comprehensive draft coverage and analysis throughout draft week. Features include:

 

  • 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

 

  • Fan War Rooms: 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.

 

·         Mock Draft Central:  On Wednesday, May 7, NFL.com will feature team-by-team, sortable video of NFL.com Live: Mock Draft Weekly Presented by Verizon’s complete first round mock draft hosted by “Commissioner” Mike Mayock.  Rich Eisen, Marshall Faulk, Michael Irvin, Steve Mariucci, Charles Davis, Brian Billick, Daniel Jeremiah and Dave Dameshek together make the best selections for all 32 first round picks, with Mayock offering critiques and analysis. The program airs Tuesday, May 6 at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network. NFL.com Live: Mock Draft Weekly Presented by Verizon will re-air in its entirety Wednesday, May 7 at 1:00 PM ET on NFL.com.

 

  • The Call Presented by Verizon: 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.

 

 

 
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