It’s NFL Draft week. The first round of the 2019 NFL Draft begins on Thursday night, with the second and third rounds taking place on Friday and the final four rounds on Saturday.
ABC will be televising the first round of this year’s NFL Draft (along with ESPN and the NFL Network).
Robin Roberts, a host for Good Morning America, will be anchoring ABC’s coverage. She’ll be joined by the cast of ESPN’s College GameDay.
There will be a special guest on ABC on Thursday night, too.
The NFL’s MVP will be on set.
Chiefs’ QB @patrickmahomes will be a special guest on ABC's NFL Draft telecast Thursday night.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 22, 2019
Mahomes, 23, was the No. 10 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. He sat behind Alex Smith his rookie season in Kansas City before taking the starting job in Year 2. Mahomes went on to have an MVP season in 2018, leading the Chiefs to the AFC Championship Game.
ESPN.com had more details on the coverage:
The network will join ESPN, also part of Walt Disney Company’s TV properties, for prime-time coverage on Thursday and Friday nights, April 25 and 26, from Nashville, Tennessee. NFL Network also will televise those two nights, which include the opening three rounds of the draft.
ABC will have a separate broadcast crew from ESPN and NFL Network. On Day 3, April 27, ABC and ESPN will simulcast the final four rounds, while NFL Network does its own broadcast.
Handling coverage of the ABC telecasts will be ESPN’s College GameDay, college football’s longest-running pregame show. ESPN and ABC personalities and other “special guests” will be part of the multi-night ABC presentation.
The NFL Draft’s first round begins on Thursday at 8 p.m. E.T.