ESPN is bring out its best and brightest to work the 2022 NFL Draft at the end of the month. On Monday, the network announced its full broadcasting lineup for the event.
ESPN has announced Louis Riddick, Mike Greenberg, Mel Kiper Jr. and Booger McFarland as its primetime commentators. Greenberg will host.
ABC, meanwhile, will have an entirely different lineup during the prestigious event. Notable names include Kirk Herbstreit, Sam Ponder, Robert Griffin III, Todd McShay and Desmond Howard.
The 2022 NFL Draft comments on Thursday, Apr. 28.
"On ESPN, NFL senior Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. and analyst Louis Riddick, a 1991 NFL Draft selectee, will be on through the duration of the Draft, with fellow analyst Booger McFarland, a first round pick in the 1999 NFL Draft, joining for the first two nights," the network announced. "Mike Greenberg will host ESPN’s coverage for the first two nights, his second consecutive year in the role. Senior NFL insider Chris Mortensen will report on the news while Adam Schefter will miss this year’s NFL Draft to attend his son’s college graduation."
Kiper will be a primetime commentator on ESPN's coverage, but he won't be on set.
The longtime NFL Draft analyst revealed on Monday that he hasn't gotten vaccinated for COVID-19. He'll be participating virtually, as a result.
ESPN and ABC will begin coverage of the NFL Draft a week from this Thursday night.