Audacy Announces Special Series to Preview NFL Draft
PHILADELPHIA, PA – April 16, 2021 – Audacy announced the launch of “Ultimate Mock Draft 2021,” a six-episode series leading up to the NFL Draft in partnership with the Locked On Podcast Network, the No. 1 daily local sports podcast network. The series will be released in 45-minute episodes, weekdays from April 19 to April 26 via the Audacy app and website.
Hosted by Locked On Podcast Network’s Brian Peacock and Matt Williamson, a former NFL scout, each episode will dive deep into each team’s needs, draft strategy, player short-list, and “Ultimate Mock Draft”pick for the first round of the NFL Draft. The mock draft will feature an audio war-room populated by Audacy NFL Insiders Ross Tucker, Brian Baldinger, Michael Irvin, Jason La Canfora and Armando Salguero, Locked On Podcast Network draft experts Trevor Sikkema and Benjamin Solak, and Locked On Podcast Network’s Draft Dudes podcast co-hosts Joe Marino and Kyle Crabbs, plus other draft and position experts from across the network. Each pick will also feature a local personality from each corresponding pick’s Audacy sports radio station or Locked On Podcast Network show, to get their take on their team’s mock pick. Altogether, over 75 NFL analysts, insiders, draft and team experts will contribute to this mock draft series.
“No other sports platform has the unique combination of national voices combined with the localized and team-specific influencers and opinion leaders, and this series will help get football fans fully prepped for this year’s draft, no matter their favorite team,” said Matthew Volk, Vice President of Sports, Audacy. “Each year, the NFL Draft helps turn the page to the upcoming season and we’re looking forward to previewing this year’s event alongside our partners at Locked On.”
The podcast will also be available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and all major podcast apps. Audacy announced a content partnership with Locked On Podcast Network in February 2021.
Locked On Podcast Network was created in June of 2016 by David Locke, the radio voice of the Utah Jazz. Originating with a single podcast, Locked On Jazz, the network now produces more than 170 different podcasts – providing in-depth coverage of every NBA, NFL, MLB, and NHL team plus major college sports teams. Locked On publishes more than 650 podcast episodes every week – generating more than eight million listens a month and growing. Locked On was acquired by TEGNA, Inc. (NYSE: TGNA), a leading local media company, in January 2021.
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