The NFL draft is rapidly approaching and for the 35th of 36 years Chris Berman will be "Back...Back... Back." Sorry I had to. Along with Berman, Trey Wingo, Mel Kiper, Todd McShay and Jon Gruden will all help with the 3 day NFL draft live from Chicago.

ESPN has released the full coverage team and schedule for their draft coverage.

Thursday, April 30, Chris Berman  will host Round 1 with NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr., Jon Gruden, and Ray Lewis. NFL Insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter will report from another set inside the theatre and NFL Insiders host Suzy Kolber will conduct interviews on the gold carpet and inside the green room.

On Friday, May 1, NFL Live’s Trey Wingo will host Rounds 2 and 3 with Trent Dilfer, Kiper and Todd McShay. Mortensen, Schefter and Kolber will also contribute to the telecast.

On Saturday, May 2, Wingo, Kiper, McShay Bill Polian, a 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, will cover Rounds 4-7 with Mortensen and Schefter.

ESPN will also dispatch bureau reporters to a handful of NFL team sites, and to be with two of the top prospects in the draft:

  • Florida State’s Jameis Winston in Alabama (Tom Rinaldi)
  • Oregon’s Marcus Mariota in Hawaii (Shelley Smith)
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Ed Werder)
  • Tennessee Titans (Sal Paolantonio)
  • New York Jets (Josina Anderson)
  • Chicago Bears (Bob Holtzman)
  • Louis Rams (Britt McHenry)
  • Cleveland Browns (Jeremy Fowler)
  • San Diego Chargers (Jim Trotter)

ESPN NFL Draft TV schedule (April 30-May 2):

DateTime (ET)ShowNetwork
Thu, Apr 302:30-3:30 p.m.NFL InsidersESPN
3:30-4:30 p.m.NFL Live Presented by NAPAESPN
7-8 p.m.SportsCenter Special Presented by Golden Corral: Draft CountdownESPN
8-11:30 p.m.NFL Draft Presented by Bose (Round 1)ESPN
Fri, May 12:30-3:30 p.m.NFL InsidersESPN
3:30-4:30 p.m.NFL Live Presented by NAPAESPN
7-11:30 p.m.NFL Draft Presented by Bose (Rounds 2-3)ESPN2
Sat, May 212-8 p.m.NFL Draft Presented by Bose (Rounds 4-7)ESPN

*Schedule subject to change.     

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