ESPN College GameDay Heading To 2018 NFL Draft

ESPN is ramping up its coverage for the 2018 NFL Draft and it will include the College GameDay crew.

On Wednesday, the Worldwide Leader announced that the nation’s favorite pre-game show will have a one-hour special before the telecast of Rounds 2-3 of the 2018 NFL Draft airs on ESPN/ESPN2 at 7 p.m.

GameDay will also be part of a college-themed option of Round 1 in prime time on ESPN2 in addition to the traditional pick-by-pick coverage on ESPN.

“ESPN has presented the NFL Draft for nearly 40 years and we take great pride in finding new and exciting ways to continue to elevate and differentiate our coverage,” said Burke Magnus, ESPN executive vice president, programming and scheduling, in an official press release.

“The draft is the perfect intersection of college football and the NFL, so giving fans the opportunity to experience Round 1 through the lens of College GameDay makes perfect sense. Building off the success of our NFL Wild Card and Pro Bowl simulcasts, we are also excited to present the NFL Draft on ABC for the first time with Saturday’s coverage of Rounds 4-7.

The 2018 NFL Draft takes place April 26-28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

A full look at ESPN’s special draft coverage can be seen below:

Date Time (ET) Show Network(s)
Thu, Apr 26 6-10 a.m. Golic and Wingo ESPN Radio, ESPNEWS*
3-5 p.m. NFL Live Presented by Corona Extra ESPN
5-7 p.m. College GameDay Built by The Home Depot ESPN
7-8 p.m. NFL Draft Countdown ESPN
8-11:30 p.m. NFL Draft Presented by Courtyard

(Round 1)
ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Radio
Fri, Apr 27 6-10 a.m. Golic and Wingo ESPN Radio, ESPNEWS*
3-5 p.m. NFL Live Presented by Corona Extra ESPN
5-6 p.m. College GameDay Built by The Home Depot ESPN
6-7 p.m. NFL Draft Countdown ESPN
7-11:30 p.m. NFL Draft Presented by Courtyard

(Rounds 2-3)
ESPN/ESPN2,

ESPN Radio
Sat, Apr 28 12-7 p.m. NFL Draft Presented by Courtyard

(Rounds 4-7)
ESPN, ABC