ESPN is upping its NFL Draft coverage by adding industry veteran Matt Miller and extending Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy’s contract as NFL Draft contributors.
The former NFL Draft analyst and insider for Bleacher Report, Matt Miller, made his ESPN debut Friday morning, joining Greeny and the crew on Get Up! His is a face ESPN fans will need to get used to, because according to ESPN Press Room, Miller has joined the network as an NFL Draft contributor and will appear on NFL Live, SportsCenter, NFL Draft and Mock Draft specials, ESPN+ exclusive programs, ESPN Radio and more.
“We have been paying attention to Matt’s work; he is a well-respected voice who will make our NFL Draft team even stronger, and he has earned this opportunity,” said Seth Markman, ESPN vice president, production. “While we look back with pride on all ESPN has done to cover the NFL Draft these past four decades, we are confident our best work is ahead of us, and Matt will play an important role in where we’re going.”
“When I was in elementary school a teacher asked me what I wanted to do when I grew up. I told her I wanted to be Mel Kiper, Jr.,” Miller said in ESPN’s press release. “After a decade helping to build Bleacher Report, it’s my dream come true to join the amazing NFL Draft team at ESPN.”
As Bleacher Report’s lead NFL Draft writer from 2010-2021, Miller contributed mock drafts, scouting reports and in-depth stories, becoming the most-read author in the history of the website. He also recently launched The Draft Scout – a site for all things NFL offseason. In addition, Miller hosts a daily sports radio show and contributes to a twice-weekly podcast covering college and NFL football.
In addition to Miller, Nagy’s contract extension will allow him to continue providing analysis across a multitude of platforms as and ESPN NFL Draft contributor.
Nagy is in his third NFL Draft season with ESPN, but new in 2021, his role will allow him to take part in original NFL Draft-focused programming on ESPN+.
“Jim is smart and insightful and his experiences scouting in the NFL and leading the Senior Bowl add a valuable dimension to our Draft coverage,” said Seth Markman, ESPN vice president, production. “In returning our veteran teammate Jim and welcoming in Matt Miller, we continue to demonstrate our dedication to the NFL Draft and serving our viewers.”
Nagy added, “I couldn’t be more excited to be re-joining ESPN’s talented team for coverage of the 2021 NFL Draft. Due to Covid’s impact on the NFL scouting process, this year’s draft will be as unpredictable as any we’ve seen. Looking forward to a fun next few months.”
Nagy returns to the network Feb. 25 and will appear on SportsCenter Special: Mel Kiper’s NFL Mock Draft 2.0 and other shows.