B/R Gridiron Draft Night presented by Rocket Mortgage – Featuring Adam Lefkoe, Connor Rogers, Aqib Talib, Reggie Wayne & Robert Griffin III – to Live Stream Thursday, April 29, at 8 p.m. ET & Friday, April 30, at 7 p.m. ET Across B/R App, Twitter & YouTube
B/R Gridiron Draft Saturday presented by Rocket Mortgage – with Taylor Rooks, Kelly Stewart and Guests – to Offer Interactive Look at 2021 Draft Storylines on
Saturday, May 1, at Noon ET
B/R Gridiron, the #1 most engaged digital football brand in the U.S., is reimagining coverage of the 2021 draft for its digital and mobile-first audience with the debut of B/R Gridiron Draft Night and B/R Gridiron Draft Saturday (working title), both presented by Rocket Mortgage. The two live stream events will feature a stellar lineup of analysts and pro football insiders to provide viewers a traditional draft show experience – with a penchant to unveil breaking draft pick information – combined with an interactive, entertaining recap show that will take a look back at the biggest news from the critical first two days of action. All content will be live across the B/R app, B/R Gridiron Twitter and YouTube channels.
B/R’s coverage will kick off with B/R Gridiron Draft Night presented by Rocket Mortgage on Thursday, April 29, at 8 p.m. ET. Hosted by Adam Lefkoe, the show will include analysis by B/R Gridiron draft expert Connor Rogers along with the Bleacher Report debuts of breakout color commentator and NFL Pro Bowler Aqib Talib with former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL Pro Bowler Robert Griffin III, who will serve as the show’s QB positional expert, and legendary Colts receiver Reggie Wayne who will be the show’s WR expert. The live show will cover the first two days of the draft, providing a fresh perspective on each of the selections and a constant eye forward to the next pick on the board.
Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks will make her debut covering the draft in B/R Gridiron Draft Saturday presented by Rocket Mortgage as she, Connor Rogers and a lineup of guests breakdown and recap the first two days of the draft. The live three-hour show will hit on all the key storylines from the first two days of the draft, along with interactive elements featuring team, position, scouting, betting and fantasy experts including B/R Betting’s Kelly Stewart, Mary Kay Cabot (Browns beat reporter), Vic Tafur (Raiders beat reporter), and Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift, who will comment on his former Georgia Bulldog teammates entering the draft.
B/R Gridiron’s Draft weekend programming will be available during the following times on the B/R app and B/R Gridiron Twitter and YouTube channels:
● Thursday, April 29: B/R Gridiron Draft Night – 8 p.m.-Midnight ET
● Friday, April 30: B/R Gridiron Draft Night – 7 p.m.-Midnight
● Saturday, May 1: B/R Gridiron Draft Saturday – 12-3 p.m.
B/R Gridiron, the second fastest growing media brand in 2020* with 2.2 million cross-platform followers, and ranked as the #1 digital sports publisher on NFL Sundays last season against all competition with more than 21 million social engagements on Instagram. The B/R content vertical has also grabbed the attention of some of the biggest names in the League including Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Donald, Stefon Diggs, Le’Veon Bell, Nick Chubb, Stephon Gilmore, and Jamal Adams who follow and frequently interact with B/R Gridiron content across social platforms.
*According to Shareablee State of Social Media in 2020 Report
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