Bret Bielema to Serve as Draft Analyst for NFL Network

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FAYETTEVILLE, AR (News release) – Arkansas football head coach Bret Bielema will serve as an analyst for NFL Network during the 2015 NFL Draft. He will be part of NFL Network’s live coverage on Saturday, May 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central Time.

Bielema will be on a set located in Selection Square, just outside of the Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University in Chicago. He will be joined by NFL Network host Melissa Stark and Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald.

Bielema has coached 30 NFL Draft picks during his head-coaching tenure, including four at Arkansas from the 2014 NFL Draft. The total is the most for a college football head coach with less than 10 years of experience.

Arkansas has several players that are expected to get selected in this week’s NFL Draft. Defensive end Trey Flowers, defensive tackle Darius Philon, linebacker Martrell Spaight and tight end AJ Derby were invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in February. The Razorbacks also had 16 former players participate in Arkansas’ Pro Day in front of representatives from 30 NFL teams.

The first round of the NFL Draft begins on Thursday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m. The second and third rounds will air on Friday evening before rounds four through seven on Saturday.

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