NEW YORK, April 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM will provide listeners nationwide with comprehensive coverage of the 2021 NFL Draft, with live announcements of every selection from every round and in-depth analysis on the SiriusXM NFL Radio channel, as well as additional NFL Draft-focused programming on SiriusXM's college sports and fantasy sports channels.
From the first round on Thursday, April 29, through the final round on Saturday, May 1, SiriusXM NFL Radio (channel 88 on SiriusXM radios and on the SiriusXM app) will broadcast live from the 2021 NFL Draft as it happens in Cleveland, Ohio. This coverage will air Thursday and Friday from 7:00 pm – midnight ET and Saturday from noon – 7:00 pm ET. Listeners will hear the announcements of all 32 teams' selections through all seven rounds, as well as interviews with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and dozens of draftees, general managers and coaches.
SiriusXM NFL Radio's NFL Draft broadcast team will feature Pro Football Hall of Fame member and legendary player personnel executive Gil Brandt; former NFL scout, coach and front-office executive Pat Kirwan; former veteran NFL quarterback Jim Miller; former veteran coachRick Neuheisel; and lead host Jason Horowitz.
SiriusXM NFL Radio will also air live call-in shows following the conclusion of selections each day for fans to share their reactions and discuss their favorite team's picks. Alex Marvez and former third round selection Kirk Morrison will host the Thursday and Friday shows (midnight – 2 am ET), and Zig Fracassi will be joined by former first round pick Ryan Leaf on Saturday (7:00 – 10:00 pm ET). SiriusXM NFL Radio is live each day leading up to the Draft starting at 7:00 am ET, ensuring fans get up-to-the-moment reports and analysis on all the news and rumors leading up to Draft Day.
SiriusXM NFL Radio is available to subscribers nationwide on SiriusXM radios (channel 88). Authenticated subscribers with the SiriusXM All Access and SiriusXM Premier Streaming packages can also tune in via the SiriusXM app on their mobile devices and on connected devices and smart speakers in their home. Visit SiriusXM.com/NFLonSXM for more on SiriusXM NFL Radio.
In addition to SiriusXM NFL Radio's coverage, SiriusXM's 24/7 college sports channels – ESPNU Radio, SiriusXM SEC Radio, SiriusXM ACC Radio, SiriusXM Pac-12 Radio, SiriusXM Big Ten Radio and SiriusXM Big 12 Radio – provide a one-of-a-kind in-depth perspective on the players whose names will be called this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Hosts from these channels have been following the NFL prospects' careers closely. Listeners will hear from former coaches, players and others including Danny Kanell, Greg McElroy, Brock Huard, Chris Doering, Mark Dominik, Anthony Herron, EJ Manuel, Evan Moore, Jacob Hester, Ben Hartsock, Fozzy Whittaker, Aaron Murray, Max Starks, Dusty Dvoracek, Geoff Schwartz and Cole Cubelic.
SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio channel (XM channel 87 and Sirius channel 210) will offer analysis from a fantasy football perspective throughout all three days and seven rounds of the draft. Fantasy experts John Hansen, Jeff Ratcliffe, Brad Evans, Michael Fabiano, Michael Dempsey, Jeff Mans, Bob Harris and others will share insight on which rookies may have the greatest impact on fantasy football rosters.
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