Kirk Herbstreit will be coming to a television with ESPN’s NFL draft coverage near you.
On Thursday, ESPN announced that the college football analyst will be part of the network’s coverage of the 2018 NFL Draft. Herbstreit has been a staple on ESPN’s and ABC’s coverage of college football, so it makes sense that he would be a valued voice to speak about players who are making the step to the next level. Herbstreit replaces former Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden, who recently was named coach of the Oakland Raiders.
Herbstreit will join host Trey Wingo, draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. and NFL analyst Louis Riddick.
“After we talked about my role, I was pumped up,” Herbstreit told the Associated Press’ Ralph D. Russo. “I’m going to stay in my lane and let Mel and Louis and Trey kind of say, ‘Hey, the Broncos really need to do this.’ I’ll kind of be more of breaking down some of the prospects from a college football perspective. Once they told me I was doing that and not projecting … I’m not into that at all.”
Herbstreit will be part of the opening night coverage of the first round on April 26 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The second and third rounds happen April 27. The fourth through the seventh rounds will take place April 28.
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