The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of 23 teams who will allow the NFL Network to place cameras in their war room during the 2019 NFL Draft, as per an announcement on Thursday.
.@nflnetwork's live coverage of the 2019 NFL Draft features the return of draft war room cameras, this year in a record 23 team facilities including the Arizona Cardinals w/ the No. 1 overall pick. Complete list of war room cameras: pic.twitter.com/nKXl6G29My— NFL Media (@NFLMedia) April 18, 2019
This figure is a record number for the NFL Network, up from 21 in 2018 and the 10th consecutive season that the team with the No.1 pick in the draft will have cameras in their war room. The Steelers were also one of the teams who allowed the NFL Network access last year.
Perhaps more interesting to note are the teams who have declined to allow cameras into their facilities, a group that includes the Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins. Considering that Raiders general manager Mike Mayock was a long-time employee of the NFL Network until recently, it is interesting to note that Oakland is among the teams turning down the opportunity.
Pittsburgh will also be one of eight teams with an NFL Network reporter on site to get live reactions from team officials once their picks are announced.
Here are the @nflnetwork reporter locations for live coverage of the 1st round Thursday at 8p ET @MJAcostaTV @StaceyDales @MikeGarafolo @KimJonesSports @AKinkhabwala @JamesPalmerTV @TomPelissero @wyche89 pic.twitter.com/zcMIVBegFh— NFL Media (@NFLMedia) April 18, 2019
The draft is scheduled to begin on Thursday, April 25 at 8 p.m. ET in Nashville and will be broadcast live on NFL Network, ESPN, ABC, and ESPN Deportes. The second day of the draft begins at 7.00 p.m. ET on Friday, April 26, airing on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes. Day three of the draft begins at 2.00 p.m. ET, airing on NFL Network, ABC, ESPN and ESPN Deportes.