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April 28, 2015 – Vol. 55
2015 NFL Draft Previews, Recaps, News and Analysis on Rotoworld.com & ProFootballTalk.com
With the 2015 NFL Draft just two days away, Rotoworld and Pro Football Talk have comprehensive digital coverage, including each team’s needs and draft options, rankings, mock draft picks, analysis and more. In addition, Josh Norris’ latest mock draft and final rankings are available now on Rotoworld.
Following is a full schedule of Rotoworld & Pro Football Talk’s NFL Draft coverage:
- Tuesday, April 28: Josh Norris outlines his potential injury concerns heading into the draft on Rotoworld.
- Wednesday, April 29: Evan Sliva provides his latest mock draft on Rotoworld.
- Thursday, April 30: Norris’ final mock draft picks, news and analysis on every key draft and trade rumor heading into the draft, every player drafted, and slideshow and recap of the first round will be available on Rotoworld. Pro Football Talk will have a pick-by-pick coverage of the first round, including the latest news updates and analysis from Chicago.
- Friday, May 1: Rotoworld’s coverage includes an overview of the best available players, Silva’s second- and third-round mock drafts, and analysis on every key trade rumor and player drafted. Patrick Daugherty will provide a recap of the second and third rounds once they conclude. Coverage on Pro Football Talk includes a second-round mock draft, an outline of the best players still available and still in the green room, and first round pick quotes from team facilities.
- Saturday, May 2: Rotoworld’s coverage includes an outline of the best available players, news and analysis on every player drafted, and Raymond Summerlin’s Day 3 recap. Pro Football Talk will have analysis on how teams are faring, which teams have holes to fill, and news on potential undrafted free agents.
- Sunday, May 3: Silva gives out his AFC & NFC draft grades on Rotoworld.
- Monday, May 4: Adam Levitan provides his fantasy winners on Rotoworld.
- Tuesday, May 5: Each Rotoworld writer’s Top 20 Rookies in redraft leagues.
- Friday, May 8: Levitan’s fantasy losers on Rotoworld.
- Week of May 11- 15: Silva’s post-draft Dynasty Rookie Rankings on Rotoworld.
NFL Draft Coverage on Comcast SportsNet Regional Websites
The Comcast SportsNet regional websites will feature expert and instant reaction from Insiders Matt Maiocco (49ers), Scott Bair (Raiders), John “Moon” Mullin (Bears), Tom E. Curran (Patriots), Clifton Brown (Ravens), Tarik El-Bashir and Rich Tandler (Redskins) and Geoff Mosher (Eagles).
In addition, CSN Chicago and the Chicago Bears are co-producing Bears Draft Central – a 90-minute digital only show – on Thursday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. CT. The show will simulcast on csnchicago.com and chicagobears.com.
NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Up in Uniques and Minutes Watched on NBC Sports Live Extra
To date, the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC Sports Live Extra have totaled 565,000 uniques, up 18% vs. comparable period in 2014 Playoffs, and 63 million minutes watched, up 43%. Coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs continues tomorrow night on NBCSN, featuring a Game 7 matchup between the Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning.
NBC Sports Live Extra available on Roku and Apple TV
In time for the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and upcoming Triple Crown, NBC Sports Live Extra is now available on the Roku® and Apple TV streaming platforms via TV Everywhere, NBC Sports Digital announced yesterday. Consumers with Roku players or Roku TV™ models and Apple TV can now access Live Extra’s more than 3,000 live events a year, including exclusive coverage of some of the most-watched properties and events in sports.
Click here for the NBC Sports Live Extra Roku announcement.
Click here for the NBC Sports Live Extra Apple TV announcement.
Johnny Weir & Tara Lipinski Take Over NBC Sports Social Media During Derby Week
As previously announced, NBC Sports Group will present around-the-clock coverage of Kentucky Derby week across all social media platforms, featuring NBC Sports Group’s fashion and lifestyle experts and social media mavens Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski. Having previously served as correspondents for events ranging from the Academy Awards to Super Bowl XLIX, in addition to their Sochi Olympics figure skating coverage, Weir and Lipinski brought their fashion sense to the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner this past weekend.
For a full social schedule during Derby week, click here.
ICYMI on NBC SportsWorld
Joe Posnanski spent time with Joe Paterno‘s family and finds out how they are fighting to defend the name of the late Penn State coach. Click here for the full long-form story.
Joe Prince-Wright talks to Southampton captain Jose Fonte about his late rise to stardom and what it was like playing on youth teams with Cristiano Ronaldo. Click here for the full long-form story.
Posnanski cuts through the steroid fog and details just why Roger Clemens is the greatest pitcher in baseball history. Click here for the full long-form story.
Premier League Download: Pundits at the Pub is now available on NBC SportsWorld here. The Premier League Download episode, shot during NBC Sports Group’s full on-site studio coverage from the U.K., features host Rebecca Lowe and analysts Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe with NBC’s UK-based team of Arlo White, Lee Dixon, Graeme Le Saux and Steve Bower. The team’s discussion covers everything from English clubs’ recent struggles in European competition to the lost art of defending.
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