Dec 5, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Rich Eisen on the NFL Network set before the game between the Houston Texans and the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft: NFL Network to place cameras in 16 different draft war rooms


If you are a draftnik, or just have a huge jones for some football, never fear, the NFL Network is coming to your rescue.

As the NFL Draft becomes more and more of a media extravaganza, the simple camera shots of players donning caps and sitting next to phones awaiting phone calls is no longer going to get the job done.

The NFL Network, who has had cameras in the war rooms of the number one pick and others during previous year, is upping the game this year by placing cameras inside 16 different team war rooms during the draft so that viewers can get an idea of the frenzy and chaos that can happen when teams are on the clock.

From NFL.com:

Highlighting NFL Network’s coverage of the 2014 NFL Draft is the return of the war room cameras in 16 team facilities, offering behind-the-scenes video access as team executives make their selections. Featured this season are the Houston Texans – marking the fifth consecutive year NFL Network has been inside the war room of the team with the first overall pick. Additional teams include the St. Louis Rams (2 & 13), Jacksonville Jaguars (3), Atlanta Falcons (6), Minnesota Vikings (8), Buffalo Bills (9), Tennessee Titans (11), New York Giants (12), Dallas Cowboys (16), Arizona Cardinals (20), Green Bay Packers (21), Kansas City Chiefs (23), Carolina Panthers (28), Denver Broncos (31), Indianapolis Colts (no first round pick) and Super Bowl XLVIII-champion Seattle Seahawks (32).

The network, owned by the league, will be giving viewers a record-setting 51 hours of live draft coverage, with college coaches David Shaw, Jimbo Fisher & Urban Meyer joining the NFL Network draft coverage team at Radio City Music Hall.

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