Meet The Team

  • JC Cornell

    Founder & President

    Founder & President of The Draft Network. A football guy’s guy. Brought my wife to the NFL Draft on our first date.

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  • Paige Dimakos

    CEO of The Draft Network

    Paige Dimakos is the CEO of The Draft Network. She comes from a diverse background including stops at Big 10 Network, ESPN Phoenix, Fanrag Sports & CBS Sports. She started her first company at 19-years-old while attending the University of Nebraska when she saw an opportunity to cover sports using Twitter.

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  • Jaime Eisner

    COO of The Draft Network

    COO of The Draft Network. He’s a former editor for Sports Illustrated, FanRag Sports and Arizona Sports. He’s the co-host of the TDN Fantasy Podcast and has an extensive background covering fantasy sports and sports betting.

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  • Kyle Crabbs

    Founder and Director of Scouting

    Kyle Crabbs is the Founder and Director of Scouting for The Draft Network. Prior to his time with TDN, Kyle worked for seven years as the founder of his own third-party scouting service, NDT Scouting. Providing media coverage and also consultation services for agencies, Crabbs penned an annual NFL Draft Prospectus featuring 300+ player profiles on an annual basis from 2014-2020. Crabbs is currently the co-host of the Draft Dudes podcast with fellow TDN scout Joe Marino and helps coordinate TDN's national scouting effort.

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  • Joe Marino

    Founder and Senior NFL Draft Analyst

    Joe Marino is a Founder and Senior NFL Draft Analyst at TDN. Marino comes to TDN after serving as a draft analyst for NDT Scouting, FanRag Sports and Draft Breakdown dating back to 2014. In 2017, Marino became a Huddle Report Mock Draft Champion when he produced the most accurate mock draft in the world.

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  • Rob Judin

    Director of Creative & Digital Media

    Director of Creative & Digital Media. Seven years of experience in marketing, corporate partnerships, and graphic design across the NBA, WNBA, and Collegiate Athletics. UF Alumnus.

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  • Carmen Vitali

    Managing Editor & Sr. NFL Reporter

    Carmen Vitali comes to TDN from Tampa, where she was the Buccaneers Staff Writer until Tom Brady retired… the first time. While with the team, she was a part of back-to-back 5-11 seasons, witnessed a 33 TD/30 INT performance in 2019 before getting hit with full can of beer on a championship boat parade after winning Super Bowl LV. Carmen graduated undergrad from Arizona State’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and later earned her Master’s in Sports Administration from Northwestern. Originally from outside Chicago, she’s a long-suffering Bears fan that is finally out of her Florida-driven hibernation and will be acting accordingly.

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  • Drae Harris

    Senior NFL Draft Analyst

    Drae Harris is a Senior NFL Draft Analyst and seven-year scouting veteran in the NFL. He's a former player for the Cal Golden Bears and San Francisco 49ers.

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  • Brentley Weissman

    NFL Draft Analyst

    Experienced Recruiting and Scouting professional with past stops with the University of Oregon, UCLA, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Chargers.

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  • Ryan Fowler

    Staff Writer

    Feature Writer for The Draft Network. Former Staff Writer for the Washington Football Team. Multiple years of coverage within the NFL and NBA.

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  • Keith Sanchez

    NFL Draft Analyst

    Keith Sanchez was most recently the Lead Personnel Analyst for the LSU Tigers football team. During Sanchez’s time at LSU, he was responsible for helping identify, evaluate, and recruit many LSU football players, which led to 20 overall NFL draft picks during his tenure. Of those 20, seven were first-round selections. His efforts were a significant part of LSU winning the 2019 College Football National Championship.

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  • Bryan Perez

    Staff Writer

    Bryan’s past stops include covering the Chicago Bears as the managing editor for USA Today’s Bears Wire and as a Bears writer for NBC Sports Chicago. He’s covered the NFL Draft for various outlets, including his time as the co-owner of Draft Breakdown. In addition to his contributions in football media, Bryan spent time as a Northeast scout for the CFL’s Ottawa Redblacks, is a licensed attorney, and most importantly, a proud husband and the father of two sons.

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  • Crissy Froyd

    Feature Writer

    Crissy Froyd is a graduating senior at LSU, also serving as the managing editor of the LSU division of USA TODAY SMG. Crissy has specialized primarily in quarterback analysis and features for the better part of her career and covers the Tennessee Titans in addition to the LSU Tigers.

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  • Damian Parson

    NFL Draft Analyst

    Damian Parson is an NFL Draft Analyst for The Draft Network. Parson comes to TDN after serving as a draft analyst for Crocker Report and Cover1. Also, he covers the Arizona Cardinals for Revenge of the Birds. He began his path in scouting for Couch Rider Report in 2016. In 2020, he recorded the second most accurate mock draft.

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  • Justin Melo

    Staff Writer

    Justin Melo is an NFL draft analyst that cut his teeth at The Draft Breakdown and USA Today's Draft Wire. He specializes in interviewing prospects, but also produces big boards, mock drafts, and scouting reports. He also covers the Tennessee Titans nationally for Broadway Sports Media and SB Nation.

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  • Jack McKessy

    Staff Writer

    Jack McKessy is a recent graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism who grew up in Washington, D.C. As a student, he covered Northwestern’s football, women’s soccer, women’s basketball, and baseball teams. Previously, he was in charge of social media and contributed to both written and multimedia content creation for La Vida Baseball in Chicago. He has also assisted in the production of promotional content for the Big Ten Network. Jack initially joined the TDN team as an intern during the 2020 season. Now, he writes columns—primarily analysis of the New York Giants—and helps run TDN's YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts.

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  • Zach Cohen

    Fantasy Football Intern

    Zach Cohen is an intern for The Draft Network where he contributes to TDN Fantasy, helps run TDN’s social media, and co-hosts and edits videos for TDN’s YouTube channel and TikTok. Zach has extensive experience covering the NFL, mainly in fantasy football and the NFL Draft.

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  • JB Butler

    Intern

    Jordan Butler is an intern contributing to both TDN’s scouting and content departments. Butler comes from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where he is currently a student and member of the Wildcat football team. Originally from Las Vegas, Butler's status as a student-athlete has helped him gain extensive knowledge of film study and talent evaluation. Prior to attending Northwestern, Jordan finished his high school career at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL.

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  • TDN Fantasy

    Fantasy Contributors

    TDN Fantasy provides the most relevant and useful Fantasy Football analysis and NFL betting advice. Hosts Paige Dimakos, Jake Arians, and Jaime Eisner bring years of experience in the fantasy football, sports gambling, and football analysis industries to their weekly podcasts and rankings for your fantasy team.

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  • The Draft Network

    Football's 33rd Front Office

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