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ESPN’s McShay has coronavirus, won’t work draft

3ESPN’s Todd McShay won’t be part of the network’s draft night coverage because he’s recovering from the coronavirus, he tweeted Thursday.

“For now, I just want to say I miss you all — my teammates at ESPN who have been incredibly supportive, my friends in the league, and the fans who have made the Draft what it is today.”

McShay joined ESPN in 2006 as a college football and NFL Draft analyst and has sat alongside draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. on the network’s coverage since 2011.

“I also want to assure you I’ll be back, thanks to the tireless work of healthcare workers and first responders,” McShay wrote. “You are truly our nation’s heroes.

“In the meantime, I’ll be watching and I hope you will be too. I also hope (ESPN anchorman Trey) Wingo and crew will help me out and do their part to keep Kiper in line!”

The draft begins Thursday at 8 p.m. ET with the first round and will continue Friday and Saturday. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and team executives are taking part in the virtual draft from their homes because of stay-at-home orders in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

–Field Level Media

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