College GameDay is coming to the NFL draft.
The popular college football show is being added to ESPN’s NFL draft coverage this spring and ESPN will utilize GameDay in a variety of ways for the draft. During the first round of the draft on April 26, GameDay will precede ESPN’s coverage of the draft. When the draft starts at 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2 will carry a GameDay version of draft coverage to complement the NFL-centric coverage on the main network.
GameDay will then serve as a pre-show for the second and third rounds of the draft on April 27.
GameDay’s usual suspects will be in charge as well. Race Davis, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard, Kirk Herbstreit and David Pollack will all be involved with the coverage.
“ESPN has presented the NFL Draft for nearly 40 years and we take great pride in finding new and exciting ways to continue to elevate and differentiate our coverage,” ESPN vice president Burke Magnus said in a statement. “The draft is the perfect intersection of college football and the NFL, so giving fans the opportunity to experience Round 1 through the lens of College GameDay makes perfect sense.”
We’re intrigued to see what GameDay’s coverage will look like and have one simple request. Every time a trade is made in the first round, Corso must don a mascot head or part of a mascot uniform for the NFL team that’s trading up in the draft. Who can oppose that idea?
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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.
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