ESPN expert Todd McShay missing NFL Draft due to coronavirus
Todd McShay has become a staple of the annual NFL Draft. Unfortunately, though, the ESPN expert will not be able to participate in this year’s event due to the coronavirus.
McShay tweeted out on Thursday, the first scheduled day of the 2020 NFL Draft, that he will not be able to cover this year’s draft. He is currently at home recovering after contracting coronavirus. Below is the note he sent out on Twitter:
I’m so sorry to tell you I won’t be working the NFL Draft this year. I’m home recovering from coronavirus.
For now, I just want to say I miss you all — my teammates at ESPN who have been incredibly supportive, my friends in the league, and the fans who have the Draft what it is today.
I also want to assure you I’ll be back, thanks to the tireless work of healthcare workers and first responders. You are truly our nation’s heroes.
In the meantime, I’ll be watching and I hope you will be too. I also hope [Trey] Wingo and crew will help me out and do their part to keep [Mel] Kiper in line!
McShay and Kiper have become two of the most trusted individuals when it comes to the NFL Draft. Both continuously work on mock drafts, top prospects and evaluate positions of needs for each team, as well as the talent each player brings to the NFL.
The first round of the 2020 NFL Draft will be tonight at 8 p.m. with coverage on ESPN and NFL Network.