There was a time when the first round of the NFL Draft was held on a Saturday, and fans didn’t know who their favorite team was going to pick until the commissioner told them. The league seems happy with its new Thursday night, first round timeslot but it will be going back to the future with the way pick info will be dished out. Guys like Adam Schefter will no longer be allowed to Tweet out team’s selections before Roger Goodell steps to the podium.
“We want to keep the suspense of the draft,” said ESPN senior coordinating producer Seth Markman. “This is purely listening to the viewers and what they want.”