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[04/24/14 - 12:32 PM]
ESPN Commentators for the 2014 NFL Draft
Round 1 will feature host Chris Berman joined by analysts Jon Gruden, Mel Kiper Jr. and Ray Lewis, who will make his NFL Draft debut.

[via press release from ESPN]

ESPN Commentators for the 2014 NFL Draft

Ray Lewis Joins Chris Berman, Jon Gruden and Mel Kiper Jr. for Round One of ESPN's 35th Draft Telecast

ESPN's live presentation of the 2014 NFL Draft presented by Bud Light begins Thursday, May 8, at 8 p.m. ET from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Round 1 - which will be televised with limited commercial interruptions - will feature host Chris Berman, in his 34th year covering the event, joined by analysts Jon Gruden, Mel Kiper Jr., covering his 31st draft, and Ray Lewis, who will make his NFL Draft debut.

The ESPN team at Radio City for round 1 will also include NFL Insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter and reporter Suzy Kolber, who will conduct on-site interviews with the draftees.

On Friday and Saturday (May 9-10), Kiper will remain on ESPN's main set for rounds 2-7. He will be joined by host Trey Wingo and analysts Trent Dilfer and Todd McShay. Mortensen and Schefter, along with ESPN Front Office Insider Bill Polian, will also contribute to the telecast from Radio City.

In addition to ESPN's on-site presence, a handful of reporters will provide updates from NFL team sites: Ed Werder (Houston Texans), Josina Anderson (St. Louis Rams), Britt McHenry (Jacksonville Jaguars), Sal Paolantonio (Cleveland Browns), Michele Steele (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and Bob Holtzman (Minnesota Vikings).

ESPN and ESPN2 will televise all 16 hours of the 2014 NFL Draft, and the entire presentation will be available via WatchESPN for fans with video subscriptions from affiliated providers.

Additionally, ESPN will present more than a dozen hours of NFL Draft-related studio programming over a four-day period (May 8-11), including NFL Insiders - which will air from New York on Thursday and Friday, NFL Live and a series of SportsCenter Specials. Schedule:

ESPN NFL Draft TV schedule (May 8-11):

Date Time (ET) Show Network

Thurs., May 8 2-3 p.m. SportsCenter Special: On the Clock ESPN 3-4 p.m. NFL Insiders ESPN 4-5 p.m. NFL Live Presented by Experian ESPN 6-7:30 p.m. SportsCenter Special: On the Clock ESPN 7:30-8 p.m. SportsCenter Special: Draft Countdown ESPN 8-11:30 p.m. NFL Draft Presented by Bud Light (Round 1) ESPN

Fri., May 9 2-3 p.m. SportsCenter Special: On the Clock ESPN 3-4 p.m. NFL Insiders ESPN 4-5 p.m. NFL Live Presented by Experian ESPN 6-7 p.m. SportsCenter Special: Draft Countdown ESPN 7-11:30 p.m. NFL Draft Presented by Bud Light (Rounds 2-3) ESPN/ ESPN2

Sat., May 10 10-11:30 a.m. SportsCenter Special: On the Clock ESPN 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. SportsCenter Special: Draft Countdown ESPN 12-8 p.m. NFL Draft Presented by Bud Light (Rounds 4-7) ESPN

Sun., May 11 1-3 p.m. SportsCenter Special: NFL Draft Grades ESPN

*Schedule subject to change.





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