ESPN’s Todd McShay on missing the NFL Draft due to COVID-19: “I felt like I was letting everyone down”

Hours before the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft was set to televise, ESPN’s Todd McShay provided a sobering reminder of why this year’s annual player selection meeting would be very different. One of the top draft analysts wasn’t going to be available for this year’s event after announcing that he had contracted COVID-19. McShay explaining that he wouldn’t be on the NFL Draft telecast indicated that his condition was rather serious. Elsewhere on TV, we’ve seen other broadcasters like CNN’s Chris Cuomo and ABC’s George Stephanopoulos continue to work from home after contracting COVID-19. Yet even working remotely, like everyone involved in the draft telecast, wasn’t going to be an option for McShay. During the draft, he was in the hospital.

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