The NFL Draft has become the biggest offseason spectacle to watch in any sport.
Now, it’s adding some extra TV coverage to ensure it remains this way. According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, FOX will now broadcast the draft in addition to the coverage provided by the NFL Network and ESPN.
It’s believed FOX will carry a simulcast of the NFL Network feed, with ESPN continuing to televise the event on its own.
Last year, a separate source told PFT that the league already had the ability to place the draft on a broadcast network, hinting that it would be the next logical step in making the draft a bigger and better event.
The draft has typically been broadcast on just the NFL Network and ESPN, so this would be the first time that the draft has been on a local television station. That would be an ideal way to expand draft coverage, as not everyone has access to the NFL Network or ESPN, but just about everyone has a way to access FOX. That’s even more true in today’s age of cutting cable and satellite TV for cheaper options.
The 2018 NFL Draft will be the 83rd annual edition of the draft. It will be held from April 26-28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
How will you be watching the draft this year?