The 2021 NFL draft night has finally arrived is all set to begin at 8 pm EST tonight. The NFL Draft is turning back to some semblance of normalcy, with Cleveland, Ohio hosting the draft after an all-virtual affair in 2020. Here are all the people cast in the NFL draft special.
Who is NFL Network Host Melissa Stark?
Melissa Stark is an American television personality and sportscaster best known for her three-year stint as a sideline reporter for Monday Night Football. Currently a reporter for the NFL Network, she previously had worked with NBC, primarily at its MSNBC subsidiary.
Ever since the 2013 NFL regular season, Melissa Stark has been hosting the on-site pre-game show, GameDay Kickoff (renamed GameDay First) at primetime designations along with Shaun O’Hara, Sterling Sharpe, and Brian Billick.
Melissa Stark will be on prime time television, as she will be the stage host for NBC’s draft special on Thursday night ahead of the much-awaited NFL draft.
— melissa stark (@melissastark) April 29, 2021
Who will be on the NFL draft special?
For the 15 straight year, the NFL Network will provide the world with live coverage of the NFL draft in 2021. The NFL draft will kick off with first-round coverage provided by 2021 Sports Emmy nominee host Rich Eisen.
Eisen will be joined by draft expert Daniel Jeremiah, analyst Charles Davis and Stanford head coach David Shaw, along with analyst Kurt Warner, FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt, and NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Melissa Stark will be the on stage host to interview the prospects after they get drafted.
It’s Draft Week! @nflnetwork provides live coverage of the 2021 NFL Draft from Cleveland beginning Thursday at 8p ET@richeisen @MoveTheSticks Charles Davis @CoachDavidShaw @kurt13warner @joelklatt @RapSheet @melissastark pic.twitter.com/kzwS1VQ5TG
— NFL Media (@NFLMedia) April 26, 2021
#VoiceofREason –> @richeisen from Cleveland only knows two things 100% for sure will go down tonight: @TrevorLawrencee is going first and it will rain in northern Ohio!#NFL #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/YDYKYdHqQu
— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) April 29, 2021
Days 2 and 3 will see a few changes to the cast. NFL Network’s live coverage of the 2021 NFL draft continues with Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday, April 30 at 7:00 PM ET, with NFL Network’s Peter Schrager and Chris Rose joining Eisen, Jeremiah, Davis, Klatt, Rapoport, and Stark.
Live coverage of the 2021 NFL draft concludes with Rounds 4-7 on Saturday, May 1, at noon ET with Eisen, Jeremiah, Davis, Schrager, and Rapoport.
The upcoming draft has been awaited for several months in the past. Who will the 49ers pick at No.3? Will Kyle Pits be drafted before any other wide receiver? Only time will tell. But it will be very interesting to see how draft day plays out.