Be still my beating heart. So, the weekend draftapalooza begins at 5:00 pm sharp PT. Which means I’ll be stuck on a Bart train underneath the icy waters of San Francisco Bay. The pisser is, for that stretch of the route, internet coverage is gone, so I’ll prolly miss a few. Actually, I might be in a bar, but I digress.
- The bad news? They streeeeeetch this shit out for THREE fricking days
- The good news? It’s FINALLY here.
- The better news? On Sunday, Mel Kiper Jr. will soon be re-entombed in has hard shell of hair gel and buried under the ESPN parking lot in Bristol, Connecticut.
For those that need the entire rundown of dates, times, and rounds, Here ya go:
Live coverage of the 2018 NFL Draft starts at 8 p.m. ET on April 26 for Round 1. The draft resumes at 7 p.m. on April 27 for Rounds 2-3, and then again at noon on April 28.
This year’s draft will be covered by two broadcast networks (Fox and ABC) and four cable outlets (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, NFL Network). For the first time, all seven rounds of the three-day event will air live on broadcast TV.
- Round 1 on April 26 (8 p.m. ET): NFL Network, Fox, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes. Troy Aikman, Fox’s lead NFL analyst, will join NFL Network’s Rich Eisen and Mike Mayock at the analyst desk.
- Rounds 2 and 3 on April 27 (7 p.m. ET): NFL Network, Fox, ESPN and ESPN2. Joel Klatt, Fox’s lead college football analyst, and Charles Davis will join NFL Network’s Peter Schrager and Chris Rose on the coverage.
- Rounds 4-7 on April 28 (noon ET): ESPN, ABC, NFL Network. This is the first time ABC will simulcast ESPN’s coverage. Fans also can also stream the action through NFL, Fox Sports and ESPN apps.
Still think Tremaine Edmunds is the guy. After that, I got nothing.