NFL Draft TV Coverage 2012: Where and When to Watch 2nd and 3rd Round Action

Eric BowmanFeatured ColumnistApril 26, 2012

NEW YORK - APRIL 26:  The ESPN broadcast team of (L-R) Mel Kiper, Chris Mortensen, and Steve Young prepare for the 2008 NFL Draft on April 26, 2008 at Radio City Music Hall in New York, New York.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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The 2012 NFL draft will be featured on two different channels, and just about everyone has a network preference.

Of course, some folks only have access to a certain one, which means they don't have a choice.

The draft is all about making the right choices. The only ones fans have to make is deciding which network to watch the draft, what to eat and drink on draft night and making mock draft selections. 

With that said, here's the TV info needed for the second and third round of the 2012 NFL draft


When: Friday, April 27, 7:00 p.m. ET 

Where: ESPN and NFL Network (Live Streaming at



According to Channel Guide Magazine, the hosts and analysts for ESPN's day two of draft coverage will be Chris Berman, Mel Kiper Jr. and Jon Gruden.

Todd McShay will make his appearance on set for the third round, and Bill Polian will join reporters Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter from the network's other set. 

Most folks will flock to ESPN to watch the draft, and don't be surprised if you hear a great deal of complaining about Berman. 

He's been doing the draft for decades now, and many people want to see him be replaced with ESPN's day three host, Trey Wingo. 

ESPN's day two draft coverage begins at 3:00 p.m. with a SportsCenter Special and ends once the last selection of Round 3 is made sometime at 11:30 p.m. ET.  


NFL Network 

According to Channel Guide Magazine, the hosts and analysts for the NFL Network's day two of draft coverage will be Rich Eisen, Mike Mayock, Charles Davis and Brian Billick at the main set. 

At the news desk, the network will have Michael Lombardi and Jason La Canfora running the show, breaking down picks and reporting on everything draft related. 

Melissa Stark will report from the main stage, interviewing any of the remaining draft invitees. The league invited 26 players, and it's doubtful all of them go in the first round. 

Not everyone has the NFL Network, but in my opinion, it's the best place to get the draft coverage. After all, the league is in the network name. 

The NFL Network's day two draft coverage begins at 1:00 p.m. ET and lasts until after 12:30 a.m. ET as the crew recaps all of day two. 



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