Fox to Broadcast 2018 NFL Draft

Fox to air draft with ESPN NFL Network

It turns out the draft will have a new television home as well as Mike Florio reported FOX will be airing the weekend of festivities this year. First time FOX will be airing the NFL's seven-round affair.

The new Draft deal will see Fox simulcast NFL Network coverage on Thursday (Round 1) and Friday (Rounds 2-3). TNF broadcasts have been simulcast on NFL Network for the last several years, often featuring collaborative pregame and halftime shows with analysts from multiple networks.

ESPN will still be doing their own coverage of the even on their own for those who prefer watching the draft on their network, but the NFL has made a decision to carry the NFL Network feed on FOX this year. It might not air the final four rounds Saturday because of other broadcast commitments. SBJ also reports that Fox will co-produce the NFL Network broadcast and some of Fox's NFL talent will be used (presumably, chief NFL insider Jay Glazer).

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Israel however destroyed almost half of President Bashar Assad's air defenses, according to military estimates. In turn, Syrian anti-aircraft managed to shoot down an Israeli aircraft that crashed in Northern Israel .

The first round of the NFL Draft is scheduled to take place on April 26th.

According to CNN's Frank Pallotta, the 2017 draft averaged 4.6 million viewers between ESPN and NFL Network, which was the second-highest ever behind the 2014 edition. ESPN and ESPN2 also saw a slight uptick for three days of Draft coverage in '17.


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