The College GameDay crew is going somewhere it has never gone before: The NFL Draft. ESPN’s widely watched college football show will be broadcasting live in Arlington, Texas for the 2018 NFL Draft, the show announced Wednesday.
ESPN’s College GameDay heading to 2018 NFL Draft
We interrupt the NCAA tournament for a very important football announcement …
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) March 21, 2018
College GameDay host Rece Davis said there would be plenty of space for fans around the set at the draft, and suggested that Lee Corso might put on a headgear to predict the first overall pick.
Fired up about this. College twist on the draft. Long overdue. 1st rd on ESPN2. Space for a great crowd around the set. you’ll see the draft picks w/ our insight from their college careers. How about Corso with a head of the 1st overall pick?🤔 going to be great! https://t.co/t45GjsbpZi
— Rece Davis (@ESPN_ReceDavis) March 21, 2018
It was announced last month that GameDay analyst Kirk Herbstreit would be part of ESPN’s draft coverage.
College GameDay, which has been a Saturday staple on ESPN since 1993, makes different stops on campuses each week during the college football season. But it has never been to the NFL Draft.
The first round of the 2018 NFL Draft is on April 26, and it should see multiple Big Ten players among the first 32 picks. Penn State running back Saquon Barkley will likely be a top-5 pick and could go No. 1 overall to the Cleveland Browns, while Ohio State’s Denzel Ward has a chance to be the first cornerback selected.