Kirk Herbstreit to Replace Jon Gruden on ESPN's First-Round Draft Coverage

By D.J. Byrnes on February 22, 2018 at 9:44 am
Kirk Herbstreit

Former Ohio State quarterback and current ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit is headed to the NFL Draft.

ESPN announced Thursday that Herbstreit will replace new Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden during the network's first-round coverage of the 2018 rendition.

Host Trey Wingo, draft analyst Mel Kiper, and NFL analyst Louis Riddick will join Herbstreit during the show.

"After we talked about my role, I was pumped up," Herbstreit told the Associated Press.

"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."

The draft kicks off April 26th at Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

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