Because they do the on-location television coverage for the draft, the analysts who work for ESPN and NFL Network will know in advance who’s being taken in the 2013 NFL Draft. But this year, those folks aren’t going to spoil the picks on Twitter.
Instead, they will “speculate” on who might be chosen.
“Our fans have told us they would rather hear from the commissioner and I think it is a better TV show when we speculate and let the commissioner do it,” ESPN NFL senior coordinating producer Seth Markman told Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated. “It goes against a lot of our instincts as journalists and it’s totally different than anything I deal with, but we feel like it is a win for the fans and our viewers.”
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