NFL Media To Return to the NFL Scouting Combine for Live Coverage; ABC To Host First-Ever Two Hour Special
NFL Media unveiled their coverage plans for the NFL Scouting Combine, while ABC announced it will host a two-hour NFL Live: NFL Scouting Combine special at the Combine for the first time along with daily, on-site editions of NFL Live throughout the week.
NFL Media Back at the Combine With Most Coverage Ever
The 2019 NFL Scouting Combine features the most coverage of any Combine ever, with NFL Network and NFL.com providing live coverage of on-field drills from Friday, March 1 to Monday, March 4.
For the 15th year, NFL Network will be on-the-field in Indianapolis, beginning Friday, March 1 with the running backs, offensive linemen, and special teams, and continuing with the quarterbacks, wide receivers, and tight ends on Saturday, March 2, the defensive linemen and linebackers on Sunday, March 3, and the defensive backs on Monday, March 4. Coverage of workouts begins at 9:00 AM ET on Friday, Sunday, and Monday, and 10:00 AM ET on Saturday.
Host Rich Eisen anchors NFL Network’s coverage of the on-field workouts joined by NFL Draft expert Daniel Jeremiah in the booth at Lucas Oil Stadium. Additional coverage is provided by NFL Draft expert Charles Davis, Pro Football Hall of Famers Kurt Warner, Michael Irvin, and Deion Sanders, as well as Steve Smith Sr., Maurice Jones-Drew, Willie McGinest, Shaun O’Hara, and Chris Rose. NFL Network’s live coverage of on-field workouts also includes analysis from former All-Pro offensive tackle Joe Thomas (Friday) and recently retired Pro Bowl defensive tackle for the Buffalo Bills Kyle Williams (Sunday).
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and reporter Kimberly Jones provide the latest news and reports from Indianapolis.
The 2019 NFL Scouting Combine will be streamed digitally everywhere NFL Network is streamed, including through the NFL app and NFL.com. NFL digital platforms will stream one-hour Combine Today shows Friday – Monday recapping each day’s action from Indianapolis. Bucky Brooks, Jones-Drew, Lance Zierlein, and Matt “Money” Smith anchor each day’s coverage from inside Lucas Oil Stadium, while Colleen Wolfe provides interviews with prospects following their workouts and Cynthia Frelund examines how each player will project in the NFL. Combine Today streams at 4:00 PM ET on Friday and Sunday, at 5:00 PM ET on Saturday, and at 2:00 PM ET on Monday.
Additional NFL Digital coverage of the Combine includes on-location episodes of the Move the Sticks, Around the NFL, NFL Fantasy Live, and Rapsheet and Friends podcasts.
NFL Network’s Combine week coverage begins Wednesday, February 27 and Thursday, February 28 with four hours of live coverage of Combine press conferences each day starting at 1:00 PM ET. Full details on NFL Media’s extensive 2019 NFL Scouting Combine coverage will be available at a later date.
ABC Special Highlights ESPN’s Coverage of Combine
ESPN will also offer coverage from the NFL Scouting Combine, highlighted by a two-hour special on ABC that will feature live action from the quarterback and wide receiver workouts. Trey Wingo will host NFL Live: NFL Scouting Combine on Saturday, March 2, at 1 p.m. ET from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis with Mel Kiper Jr.,Todd McShay, Louis Riddick, Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter.
Beginning Wed., Feb. 27, ESPN’s coverage of the Combine will include daily, on-site editions of NFL Live with host Wendi Nix, Kiper, McShay, Riddick, Mortensen and Schefter, as well as segments from Indianapolis on Get Up! and multiple editions of SportsCenter with on-site host Hannah Storm. Plus, Suzy Kolber will talk with NFL head coaches and general managers and Josina Anderson will contribute player interviews.
Additionally, ESPN.com will dispatch a team of NFL Nation team reporters and national writers to Indianapolis to provide the latest news on draft prospects, how teams are approaching free agency and the new NFL head coaches.
In addition to Saturday’s television coverage on ABC, ESPN will offer a one-hour The NFL Combine Show Live on Twitter, YouTube, and the ESPN App from Bristol, Conn., with Jason Fitz, Field Yates, Andrew Hawkins, Stephania Bell and Daniel Dopp.