ESPN’s Todd McShay skips draft while recovering from coronavirus

Credit: David John Griffin/Icon Sportswi

Credit: David John Griffin/Icon Sportswi

ESPN analyst Todd McShay said he won't be part of the network's broadcast of the NFL draft because he's recovering from the coronavirus.

McShay said in a statement that he’d be back and thanked the tireless work of health care workers and first-responders, calling them “truly our nation’s heroes.”

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Because of the pandemic, this year's draft will be held remotely and broadcast on ESPN, ABC and NFL Network.

The first round is Thursday night and McShay, who has been at ESPN since 2006, was slated to be part of ABC’s prime-time network coverage.