The 2012 NFL draft starts in just a few hours, and you can find all the relevant info on where you can follow it right here. Obviously, we at Bucs Nation will have all the Bucs' picks as they come out and will be going hard with draft coverage throughout the next few days. But TV coverage is fun too, and there are basically two choices for you there: ESPN and NFL Network.
ESPN and NFL Network have both already started their draft coverage. NFL Network will feature Rich Eisen as anchor, with Mike Mayock acting as the analyst. There will be a lot more people involved, however: Brian Billick, Charles Davis, Marshall Faulk, Jay Glazer, Michael Irvin, Jason La Canfora, Michael Lomarbdi, Steve Mariucci, Les Miles, Deion Sanders, David Shaw and Melissa Stark will all appear at the event itself. In addition, they'll have a number of people on loation throughout the nation: Albert Breer (Indianapolis Colts), Jeff Darlington (Miami Dolphins), Kim Jones (New York Jets), Ian Rappaport (Dallas Cowboys), Steve Wyche (Washington Redskins), Ari Wolfe (Minnesota Vikings), Solomon Wilcots (Cleveland Browns), Brian Baldinger (Philadelphia Eagles), Michelle Beisner (Denver Broncos), Stacey Dales (New England Patriots).
Meanwhile, ESPN will have Chris Berman anchoring their coverage, with Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay, Jon Gruden, Chris Mortensen, Adam Schefter and Suzy Kolber as their main analysts at the draft. In addition, Trey Wingo will lead the coverage from their studio, with Tedy Bruschi and Herm Edwards as analysts. On day two, Mike Tirico takes over, with Cris Carter, Trent Dilfer, Tom Jackson, Ron Jaworski, Keyshawn Johnson, Steve Young and Todd McShay as analysts. They'll also have reporters at team sites throughout the country. Colleen Dominguez (Arizona Cardinals), Bob Holtzman (Cincinnati Bengals), Sal Paolantonio (Carolina Panthers), Mark Schwarz (Washington Redskins), Michael Smith (New England Patriots) and Ed Werder (Denver Broncos) are some of those reporters.
Finally, Buccaneers.com will have live coverage of the draft with videos and other reports from the location of the draft throughout the day today.
The draft gets started today at 8:00 PM ET, as the first round of the draft will be conducted over the next few hours. Tomorrow, the coverage will continue at 7:00 PM with the second and third round. Finally, the fourth through seventh rounds of the draft will be conducted on Saturday, from 12:00 noon onward.
So, where will you be watching, and which channel will you be following?