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Meet an ESPN NFL Draft air traffic controller

As a technical director, Ellington connects "a big puzzle, with very expensive pieces"

ARLINGTON, Texas – Veteran technical director Dean Ellington has a key role in bringing all the sights and sounds from AT&T Stadium to the millions of fans who are watching ESPN’s coverage of this year’s NFL Draft. Ellington previously worked on ESPN’s NFL programs and is now part of the College GameDay crew that will host its first-ever NFL Draft shows on Thursday and Friday (5 p.m. ET, both days) here. In this video, Ellington offers a behind-the-scenes look at his role and how the NFL Draft production comes together.

Allie Stoneberg, Shelby L. Lacy and Dean Ellington produced the video.