Matt Miller, the former NFL Draft analyst and insider for Bleacher Report who recently launched The Draft Scout, is joining ESPN as an NFL Draft contributor. Leveraging 10 years of experience covering the NFL Draft, Miller will appear across ESPN platforms on NFL Live, SportsCenter, NFL Draft and Mock Draft specials, ESPN+ exclusive programs, ESPN Radio and more. He will make his ESPN debut today on Get Up!
“We have been paying attention to Matt’s work; he is a well-respected voice who will make our NFL Draft team even stronger, and he has earned this opportunity,” said Seth Markman, ESPN vice president, production. “While we look back with pride on all ESPN has done to cover the NFL Draft these past four decades, we are confident our best work is ahead of us, and Matt will play an important role in where we’re going.”
Added Miller, “When I was in elementary school a teacher asked me what I wanted to do when I grew up. I told her I wanted to be Mel Kiper, Jr. After a decade helping to build Bleacher Report, it’s my dream come true to join the amazing NFL Draft team at ESPN.”
Miller was Bleacher Report’s lead NFL Draft writer from 2010-2021. Contributing mock drafts, scouting reports, in-depth stories and more, he became the most-read author in the history of the website. Prior to Bleacher Report, Miller worked as Director of Scouting for New Era Scouting from 2006-10 and a coach and recruiting coordinator for the CFL’s Joplin Crusaders (2006-08).
In addition to running The Draft Scout, Miller also hosts a daily sports radio program and contributes to a twice-weekly podcast covering college and NFL football.
A native of the Joplin, Missouri area, Miller attended Missouri Southern State University and gives back to the community he grew up in through his 417 Foundation, which supports children in southwest Missouri.