ESPN Shoots Down Report About Reporters, NFL Draft

first_imgAdam Schefter on the phone.NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 11: Sports Writer Adam Schefter attends the Annual Charity Day Hosted By Cantor Fitzgerald And BGC at the Cantor Fitzgerald Office on September 11, 2013 in New York, United States. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)With just a few hours left before the NFL draft kicks off, rumors are flying – and not all of them have to do with the top prospects in the draft.According to a report from Pro Football Talk, ESPN and the NFL Network instructed their reporters “not to report the identity of the first overall pick before it is made tonight.”However, the vice president of production at ESPN shot down that report from PFT.According to Seth Markman, the report is “false.”False— Seth Markman (@tunasweasel) April 25, 2019ESPN and the NFL Network agreed to not “tip” picks before the 2018 NFL draft, but ended up doing so anyway.Will they stick to the same rule heading into this year’s draft? It doesn’t look like it.Adam Schefter and ESPN’s bevy of insiders could be leaking picks just before they happen all night. Same could be said for NFL Network insiders like Ian Rapoport.The NFL draft kicks off in just a few hours and no one knows what the Arizona Cardinals will do with the No. 1 pick. Kyler Murray, Nick Bosa and Quinnen Williams are reportedly the three prospects the Cardinals are deciding between.Stay tuned for the latest leading up to the NFL draft.last_img read more