NFL Draft: ESPN and NFL Network coverage lacks excitement

1. Sports television networks are doing plenty of new things to attract eyeballs, but the NFL draft is still the same as it has always been.

After the 2020 draft, done remotely because of COVID-19, set all-time viewership numbers, ESPN and the NFL Network went back to the traditional way of airing the draft and the broadcasts have fallen flat.

Act like the booing of Roger Goodell is some wild turn of events, run down the kid’s 40 time, give us the kid’s backstory, really ramp up the backstory if it’s a sad one, tell us a team’s needs, spit out a bunch of clichés and move on to the next pick.


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