CBS Sports Delivers Extensive NFL Draft Second-Screen Experience
CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports app will offer an in-depth second screen experience for the 2015 NFL Draft, featuring live video analysis and grades for every pick and a real-time Draft tracker throughout all three days of the event.
Beginning at the start of the first round on Thursday (8p.m. ET), DRAFT GRADES LIVE on CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports app will offer extensive news and commentary from a team of pro football insiders. Thursday’s coverage will feature former NFL quarterback and first-round pick Brady Quinn joining CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora and columnist Pete Prisco, NFLDraftScout.com’s Rob Rang, and host Jamie Erdahl on set to grade and analyze all 32 first-round picks. The show also will feature updates from CBS Sports NFL writer John Breech on the scene at the Draft in Chicago.
During Friday and Saturday’s coverage of Rounds 2-7, DRAFT GRADES LIVE will feature CBS Sports senior NFL writer Will Brinson joining Prisco, Rang and Erdahl for grades and analysis. CBS Sports Fantasy Football experts Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard will also join the set on Saturday to give early fantasy analysis and advice.
In addition to the live show, fans will be able to predict upcoming picks on CBSSports.com’s live Draft tracker, search for prospects by school, position and player rating, and see real-time grades, analysis and tweets from experts. Fans can follow along with their favorite team’s picks, see mock drafts, and stay on top of every trade across desktop, mobile web and the CBS Sports app. Mobile app users on iPhone, Apple Watch, and Android will additionally get real-time alerts about every pick and trade.
MaxPreps, the online high school sports leader and a CBS Sports site, will bring fans back to the high school days of the top Draft picks, featuring Way Back When highlight videos online and on @MaxPreps social accounts, along with photos and high school stats.
And leading up to Thursday, Volvo Cars is bringing fans Behind the Scenes at the Draft with two top players, Ameer Abdullah & Byron Jones. The videos feature stories on why football matters to each player, and what drives them to be role models on and off the field. Volvo Cars and CBSSports.com will also team up to provide an exclusive Facebook chat for fans to join the conversation around the Draft on Friday, May 1st at 11 a.m. ET.