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04-21-2008, 11:51 PM

The NFL Network is planning expansive -- and expanded -- coverage of the NFL draft this weekend. For those who get the network, here's the lineup:

Draft Day programming begins at 8 a.m. PT, featuring:

"The NFL Draft: Is it an Art or a Science?" The theme running through NFL Network's Draft weekend coverage will be: "Is the Draft an art or is it a science?" Steve Sabol and Mike Mayock tackle this topic with three features: "The Art of the Draft," "The Science of the Draft" and "Is the Draft an Art or a Science?" Sabol takes a historical look at various draft strategies, Mayock looks at the facts and figures of past Drafts. Throughout the more than 24 hours of coverage, all NFL Network analysts will contribute to the topic.

Quarterback Evaluation: Former NFL head coach Brian Billick, Charles Davis, and Jamie Dukes open the playbook on the topic of analyzing and evaluating quarterbacks for the NFL. Mike Mayock, Marshall Faulk, Steve Mariucci and Deion Sanders also weigh in on it.

Charley Casserly sits down with Houston Texans DE Mario Williams to discuss their once criticized, but now hailed Draft Day experiences when Williams was selected No. 1 (by Casserly) over USC star running back Reggie Bush and Texas quarterback and Houston-native Vince Young.

Deion Sanders talks to Darren McFadden: Sanders sits down with prospect McFadden to discuss his pre-draft experience, where he'd like to end up and what he looks forward to in the NFL.

Mike Mayock's Final Mock Draft: NFL Network Draft expert Mike Mayock, whose prior mock drafts have sparked much debate, unveils his final mock draft counting down from pick #32 to whom he thinks will go first.

NFL Head Coaches spend time with NFL Network including Herm Edwards of the Kansas City Chiefs and Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints.

Fan Features:
Jamie Dukes Sets the Scene: Dukes gives viewers a look the full fan on-site experience when he goes out into the NFL Draft Fan Central festival located outside of Radio City Music Hall on New York City's 51st Street.

"FanCam": NFL Network will incorporate the voice of the fan throughout the telecast by featuring immediate, unaltered reactions and opinions captured in a fan confessional booth on location.

2008 DRAFT WEEKEND SCHEDULE (note: All times listed in ET)

Saturday, April 26

11:00 AM 3:00 PM NFL Total Access Pre-Draft Show

3:00 PM 11:00 PM 2008 NFL Draft Rounds 1-2

11:00 PM 12:00 Midnight: NFL Total Access Day One Draft Coverage

Sunday, April 27

9:00 AM 10:00 AM NFL Total Access Pre-Draft Show

10:00 AM 7:00 PM 2008 NFL Draft Rounds 3-7

7:00 PM 8:00 PM: NFL Total Access Day Two Draft Coverage

Monday, April 28

7:00 PM 9:00 PM NFL Total Access Draft Recap Show

NFL Network's Roster of Talent Covering the Draft:

Radio City Music Hall Main Set:
Rich Eisen (Host)
Mike Mayock (Draft Expert)
Marshall Faulk (Analyst)
Steve Mariucci (Analyst)

Radio City Music Hall Second Set:
Charles Davis (Analyst)
Jamie Dukes (Analyst)
Brian Billick (Former NFL Head Coach)

On the Floor:
Deion Sanders (Analyst Draftee interviewer)
Adam Schefter (On-Site Reporter)

Los Angeles:
Fran Charles (Host)
Alex Flanagan (Host)
Charley Casserly (Analyst)
Mike Lombardi (Analyst)
Tom Waddle (Analyst)

Reporters at Team Facilities:
Michelle Beisner (Atlanta Falcons)
Paul Burmeister (Oakland Raiders)
Scott Hanson (Miami Dolphins)
Kara Henderson (New England Patriots)
Derrin Horton (Dallas Cowboys)
Solomon Wilcots (Cincinnati Bengals)

Radio City Music Hall:
Rich Eisen (Host)
Mike Mayock (Draft Expert)
Charles Davis (Analyst)
Jamie Dukes (Analyst)
Adam Schefter (On-Site Reporter)

Los Angeles:
Fran Charles (Host)
Alex Flanagan (Host)
Charley Casserly (Analyst)
Mike Lombardi (Analyst)
Tom Waddle (Analyst)

04-21-2008, 11:56 PM
and following on from my original post on if anyone knew if the draft would be streamed live over the internet....

2008 NFL Draft coverage
11:15 AM ET NFL.com

Be sure to watch live coverage of the 2008 NFL Draft right here at NFL.com/LIVE. Check back on both April 26 and 27 for a live stream of all rounds, exclusive coverage from NFL.com analysts and behind-the-scenes udpates as the drama unfolds inside Radio City Music Hall in New York.



04-22-2008, 12:02 AM
that's pretty sweet, will have both the computer and TV going with NFL Live and ESPN.

also the Casserly/Williams thing sounds interesting.

04-22-2008, 12:05 AM
I really wish I had NFL Network up here, but I'm still thankful I have the entire weekend off to watch the draft! I'll have photshop and NFL.com going on as well as it on TV. This is going to be a sweet weekend!!

04-22-2008, 12:06 AM
Too bad I don't have the NFL Network :(

Ah well I have to work Saturday afternoon anyway