ESPN/College Game Day Host Kirk Herbstreit shares his insight on the 2017 NFL Draft and his work with Eckrich and the non-profit military charity, Operation Homefront.

April 27th is the first day of the NFL draft. The Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans and the Jacksonville Jaguars have the top five picks. Each team has important needs in a draft that doesn’t have clear choices. North Carolina, Stanford, LSU, Ohio State, Tennessee, and Alabama have players projected to go near the top, but no one knows for sure. Another question: Where will the Clemson’s quarterback go in the draft after guiding the Tigers to the national championship? As ESPN’s top college football analyst, Herbstreit has in-depth knowledge of the players eligible for this year’s NFL draft. The former college quarterback will also share his personal support for a special team — a partnership between Eckrich and OPERATION HOMEFRONT to thanks, honor, and support America’s military families.

This year, the 2017 NFL Draft isin Philadelphia along the Ben Franklin Parkway, from April 27-29.

Herbstreit will be in Philadelphia before the draft and to show support for OPERATION HOMEFRONT and ECKRICH. The ESPN GameDay host will be happy to provide his expert analysis and predictions of how the draft might help your own home team. Eckrich is in its sixth year of partnership with Herbstreit to support military families through its partnership with Operation Homefront. Eckrich has already donated more than $2.5 million to the charity, and is planning to donate another $500 thousand in 2017.  Eckrich is donating 5 cents from the purchase of each specially-marked package of Eckrich smoked sausage, sold between May 1st and July 4th, up to $500,000.

ABOUT HERBSTREIT: Kirk has served as an analyst for ESPN’s College GameDay show since 1996, and has won back-to-back Sports Emmy Awards as the Best Studio Analyst, All Sports.  Herbstreit is also the game analyst for the Saturday Night College Football Game on ABC, and he is widely recognized as the voice and face of college football.

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