NFL Network Provides More Than 80 Original Hours of Draft Week Coverage Beginning Sunday, April 24
Live Coverage of the 2022 NFL Draft From Las Vegas Kicks Off Thursday, April 28 at 8:00 PM ET
Round-the-Clock Coverage and Live Streaming Video on NFL Network, NFL.com, the NFL App & NFL Channel
‘NFL Draft Today’ Streams Thursday, April 28 – Saturday, April 30 on NFL.com, the NFL App, YouTube & NFL Channel
NFL Media – comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films, NFL.com, the NFL app, NFL RedZone, and free-ad supported television streaming service NFL Channel – has the 2022 NFL Draft from Las Vegas covered with more than 80 original hours of Draft Week coverage beginning Sunday, April 24.
The 2022 NFL Draft presented by Verizon kicks off with the first round Thursday, April 28 at 8:00 PM ET, followed by Rounds 2-3 Friday, April 29 at 7:00 PM ET and Rounds 4-7 Saturday, April 30 at 12 Noon ET from Las Vegas.
NFL Network 2022 NFL Draft Coverage
For the 16th year, NFL Network provides live on-location coverage of the NFL Draft. NFL Network’s coverage of the 2022 NFL Draft from Las Vegas kicks off Thursday, April 28 at 8:00 PM ET with first-round coverage provided by 2022 Sports Emmy nominee and the longest-tenured current Draft host Rich Eisen, draft expert Daniel Jeremiah, analyst and CBS’s No. 2 NFL team analyst Charles Davis and Stanford head coach David Shaw, along with Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner, FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt, and NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Additionally, Melissa Stark – the new sideline reporter for NBC’s Sunday Night Football – interviews the draftees on-stage following their selection.
NFL Network’s live coverage of the 2022 NFL Draft continues with Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday, April 29 at 7:00 PM ET, with NFL Network’s Peter Schrager and Chris Rose joining Eisen, Jeremiah, Davis, Klatt, Rapoport, and Stark.
Live coverage of the 2022 NFL Draft concludes with Rounds 4-7 on Saturday, April 30 at 12 Noon ET with Eisen, Jeremiah, Davis, Schrager, Rapoport, and correspondent Rachel Bonnetta.
Provided below is NFL Network’s complete broadcast team in Las Vegas:
Thursday, April 28 at 8:00 PM ET (Round 1)
Main Set (Bellagio): Rich Eisen, Daniel Jeremiah, Charles Davis & Stanford Head Coach David Shaw
Theater Set: Kurt Warner & Joel Klatt
Insider: Ian Rapoport
Stage: Melissa Stark
Friday, April 29 at 7:00 PM ET (Rounds 2-3)
Main Set (Bellagio): Rich Eisen, Daniel Jeremiah, Charles Davis & Joel Klatt
Theater Set: Chris Rose & Peter Schrager
Insider: Ian Rapoport
Stage: Melissa Stark
Saturday, April 30 at 12 Noon ET (Rounds 4-7)
Main Set (Bellagio): Rich Eisen, Daniel Jeremiah, Charles Davis & Peter Schrager
Insider: Ian Rapoport
Correspondent: Rachel Bonnetta
Additional live coverage of the 2022 NFL Draft in Las Vegas is available on the NFL Channel, the NFL’s free ad-supported streaming offering.
Live audio coverage will be provided by SiriusXM NFL Radio (Rounds 1-7), Westwood One (Round 1), and ESPN Radio (Rounds 1-7).
NFL Network reporters will be stationed at the following locations on Thursday, April 28 for first-round coverage:
- Judy Battista – New York Giants
- Kayla Burton – Pittsburgh Steelers
- Jeffri Chadiha – Kansas City Chiefs
- Bridget Condon – Carolina Panthers
- Stacey Dales – Green Bay Packers
- Mike Giardi – New York Jets
- James Palmer – Philadelphia Eagles
- Tom Pelissero – Las Vegas
- Ian Rapoport – Las Vegas
- Omar Ruiz – New Orleans Saints
- Jane Slater – Dallas Cowboys
- Jim Trotter – Houston Texans
- Sara Walsh – Jacksonville Jaguars
- Cameron Wolfe – Atlanta Falcons
Beginning Sunday, April 24, NFL Network provides more than 80 original hours of live Draft Week coverage. Throughout the week, programming highlights on NFL Network include:
- On Sunday, April 24, NFL Mock Draft Live airs at 8:00 PM ET on NFL Network, hosted by Colleen Wolfe, Daniel Jeremiah, and Bucky Brooks. Throughout the one-hour show, various NFL Network talent join to conduct an entire first-round Mock Draft
- NFL Network’s top draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah reveals his final Mock Draft of the year on Wednesday, April 27 at 8:00 PM ET, joined by Rich Eisen and Charles Davis
- On Tuesday, April 26 at 9:00 PM ET, NFL 360 Draft Special premieres on NFL Network. Featured on the 30-minute show is NFL Network analyst Steve Smith Sr. returning to the University of Utah to visit with linebacker Devin Lloyd who led the Utes to their first Pac-12 title following the passing of two teammates from gun violence, and the story of University of Illinois offensive tackle Vederian Lowe who is the married father of two young sons and who fought the state to become the legal guardian of his 14-year-old brother Vydalis following their mother’s passing in 2019
- NFL Draft Kickoff shows air Thursday, April 28 – Saturday, April 30 providing comprehensive analysis and the latest news reports leading up to NFL Network’s coverage of the 2022 NFL Draft in Las Vegas, with hosts Andrew Siciliano, Chris Rose, Mike Garafolo, and Patrick Claybon, analysts Steve Mariucci, Joe Thomas, Willie McGinest, Shaun O’Hara, Michael Robinson, Scott Pioli, Maurice Jones-Drew and LaDainian Tomlinson, reporters Tom Pelissero and Steve Wyche, and NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. NFL Draft Kickoff airs Thursday and Friday at 11:00 AM ET, and Saturday at 10:00 AM ET. NFL Draft Kickoff on Thursday features Melissa Stark and Michael Irvin interviewing the prospects on the Red Carpet
- Daily editions of the Emmy-nominated Good Morning Football air Monday, April 25 – Friday, April 29 at 7:00 AM ET, with Kay Adams, Peter Schrager, Kyle Brandt, Matt Cassel, Tom Pelissero, and Will Selva. Good Morning Football expands to four hours on Thursday and Friday. On Saturday, April 30 at 7:00 AM ET, Good Morning Football airs with Adams, Brandt, Pelissero, Selva, Shaun O’Hara, and Scott Pioli
- Path to the Draft airs Monday, April 25 – Wednesday, April 27 at 6:00 PM ET, with Rhett Lewis, Daniel Jeremiah, Bucky Brooks, Lance Zierlein, Brian Baldinger, Cynthia Frelund, and Ian Rapoport providing all of the latest news and analysis surrounding Draft Week
- Two-hour editions of NFL Total Access: NFL Draft Preview air Monday, April 25 – Wednesday, April 27 at 4:00 PM ET, and nightly editions of NFL Total Access air at 7:00 PM ET. Editions of NFL Total Access air Thursday, April 28 – Saturday, April 30 following NFL Network’s coverage of the 2022 NFL Draft each night
- Three-hour editions of NFL Now air Monday, April 25 – Wednesday, April 27 at 1:00 PM ET each day with Andrew Siciliano, Steve Wyche, Ian Rapoport, Tom Pelissero, and various NFL Network reporters
NFL Network’s coverage of the 2022 NFL Draft is highlighted by powerful storytelling features providing exclusive access to prospects as they prepare to enter the NFL. Featured throughout the week on NFL Network’s coverage:
- Draft Open: The 2022 NFL Draft comes to Las Vegas and Elvis Presley’s “A Little Less Conversation” drives NFL Network’s open as fans prepare for nights of adventure. Comedy and magic duo Penn and Teller narrate
- Run Rich Run: NFL Network’s Rich Eisen dons his trademark suit and tie to run his annual 40-yard dash for ‘Run Rich Run’ to raise awareness and support for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For the second consecutive year, Eisen’s 40-yard dash airs during NFL Network’s coverage of Rounds 4-7 of the NFL Draft Saturday, April 30, and features NFL legends such as Michael Vick, Cris Carter, Rod Woodson, Robert Griffin III, and Eric Metcalf
- Feature on Former University of Utah Linebacker Devin Lloyd: NFL Network analyst Steve Smith Sr. returns to the University of Utah to visit with linebacker Devin Lloyd, who led the Utes to their first Pac-12 title this season following the passing of two teammates from gun violence
- Feature on Former University of Illinois Offensive Tackle Vederian Lowe: NFL Network tells the story of former University of Illinois offensive tackle Vederian Lowe, who is the married father of two young sons and who fought the state to become the legal guardian of his 14-year-old brother Vydalis following their mother’s passing in 2019
- Feature on Former Colorado State Tight End Trey McBride: Former Colorado State tight end Trey McBride comes from a family background different from most other draftees in that he was raised by a same-sex couple in northeastern Colorado. McBride’s parents, Kate and Jen, raised their five children – all of whom are athletes – to be proud competitors who excel on the field and help open minds off the field
- Feature on Former Georgia Tech Safety Tariq Carpenter: NFL Network tells the story of former Georgia Tech safety Tariq Carpenter whose appreciation for the military and the difficulties service members endure comes from his mother, former Army Staff Sergeant DeeDee Fiffie, who served in numerous combat zones. With the 2022 NFL Draft, Carpenter hopes to repay his mother for the sacrifices she made to ensure a bright future for him and his sister
- Feature on Former San Diego State Punter Matt Araiza: NFL Network’s Rachel Bonnetta visits former San Diego State punter Matt Araiza in his hometown of San Diego to learn what will make him an NFL player
- NFL Network Analyst Steve Mariucci with Former University of North Carolina Quarterback Sam Howell & Former University of Cincinnati Quarterback Desmond Ridder: NFL Network’s Steve Mariucci settles in for X’s and O’s sessions with former University of North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell and former University of Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder
NFL Digital Media Draft Coverage
NFL Digital Media has you covered for the 2022 NFL Draft with an array of options to follow events from Las Vegas across multiple platforms and devices.
Live NFL Network coverage of the 2022 NFL Draft is available across multiple devices (smartphone, PC, tablet, and connected TVs) through the NFL app or NFL.com/watch and the NFL Network App on smartphones and tablets for subscribers of participating NFL Network providers.
On Thursday, April 28, NFL Draft Today airs on NFL.com, the NFL app, YouTube, and the NFL Channel immediately following the conclusion of NFL Network’s coverage of the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft with Matt “Money” Smith, Cynthia Frelund and Lance Zierlein.
NFL Draft Today continues Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30 following each day of the 2022 NFL Draft.
On Sunday, May 1, NFL Draft Today recaps the 2022 NFL Draft and passes out Draft Grades for each team with Smith, Zierlein, and Bucky Brooks. This edition streams at 5:00 PM ET on NFL.com, the NFL app, YouTube, and the NFL Channel, and airs at 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network.
Additionally, NFL.com’s Draft Tracker has live coverage of every selection in the draft, including video and analysis of the picks as they happen, and NFL.com provides a running list of the best prospects available based off of Daniel Jeremiah’s Top 150 prospect rankings.
Throughout the week, NFL.com provides the following written coverage:
- NFL.com’s Around the NFL news writers track the latest trades, draft buzz and team roster updates leading up to and during all three days of the 2022 NFL Draft
- New Mock Drafts from NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah, Bucky Brooks, Charles Davis, Lance Zierlein, Peter Schrager, and Rhett Lewis
- NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah reveals his Top 150 prospects for the 2022 NFL Draft
- In-depth analysis from NFL Media’s columnists, analysts, and writers, including Judy Battista, Jim Trotter, Gregg Rosenthal, and Adam Schein
- Bucky Brooks offers instant pick analysis throughout the 2022 NFL Draft
- Chad Reuter provides his quick-snap grades at the end of each day of the 2022 NFL Draft
- Cynthia Frelund provides her best value selections of the 2022 NFL Draft using her analytical model
- Jeffri Chadiha provides immediate takeaways from this year’s NFL Draft
NFL Media’s stable of podcasts provide analysis of the 2022 NFL Draft from Las Vegas. Editions of the Around the NFL Podcast with Dan Hanzus, Gregg Rosenthal, and Marc Sessler are available Thursday, April 28 with a recap of the First Round and Saturday, April 30 following the conclusion of the 2022 NFL Draft. Additionally, new editions of the Move the Sticks Podcast with Bucky Brooks are available on Thursday, April 28 following the First Round and Friday, April 29 following Rounds 2 and 3, and on Monday, May 2 offering complete analysis of this year’s NFL Draft.
Additional LIVE coverage of the 2022 NFL Draft in Las Vegas is available on the NFL Channel, the NFL’s free ad-supported streaming offering. Draft coverage on the NFL Channel is highlighted by NFL Draft Center which offers a look into team draft rooms during the 2022 NFL Draft, hosted by Mike Yam and featuring a rotating group of analysts such as Maurice Jones-Drew, David Carr, Cynthia Frelund, Marc Ross, Lance Zierlein and Steve Wyche breaking down each selection. NFL Draft Center streams on Thursday, April 28 at 8:00 PM ET, Friday, April 29 at 7:00 PM ET, and Saturday, April 30 at 12 Noon ET.
The NFL Channel is available on Peacock, Pluto TV, Tubi, and VIZIO “Watch Free.” Fans can also stream within the NFL app.
On Friday, April 29 at 5:30 PM ET, wildly popular gaming/lifestyle collective FaZe Clan and hugely relevant YouTube sports collective A-M-P- meet again for a highly anticipated flag football rematch prior to Rounds 2-3 of the 2022 NFL Draft. The game features former NFL quarterbacks Mike Vick and Matt Hasselbeck, and special guests, hosted by NFL Network’s Rachel Bonnetta and Andrew Hawkins. The game streams LIVE on the NFL’s social channels, FaZe Clan’s YouTube and Twitch channels, and A-M-P-‘s YouTube channel.
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