A draft geek covers the NFL Draft

By Mike Davis I’m the kind of guy who watches the fourth, fifth, sixth, and even seventh rounds of the NFL Draft. I’m a draft geek. But this year, I had the opportunity to get closer to the experience than ever before. Thanks to Medill, J.A. Adande and CSN Chicago, I...

From a small school to the bright lights

By Brent Schwartz In the days leading up to the NFL Draft, I spoke with Baltimore Ravens safety Lardarius Webb, a smaller player from a small school who was drafted in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Webb is one of the toughest players in the game, and he is a...

2017 NFL Draft show

The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft featured the Cleveland Browns making three strong selections — including No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett — two running backs going in the Top 10, and three aggressive trades by teams looking for a quarterback, including a stunner...

The time I covered the NFL Draft at 2:30 a.m.

This past April, Medill Sports graduate journalism students got an all-access pass to one of the biggest sporting events of the year. As credentialed reporters for the 2016 NFL Draft, students found themselves on the floor of the Auditorium Theatre, on the red carpet...

My experience covering the NFL Draft: Chris Hayre

This past April, Medill Sports graduate journalism students got an all-access pass to one of the biggest sporting events of the year. As credentialed reporters for the 2016 NFL Draft, students found themselves on the floor of the Auditorium Theatre, on the red carpet...