NFL Draft

NFL Draft To Feature Legends Introducing Picks

Perhaps in an effort to not further submarine goodwill amongst the fans, the NFL has decided to use legendary figures to announce picks during the second day of the league’s annual draft.

Starting with second round action next Friday, a list of NFL alumni will appear at the podium to announce picks for their respective teams.

Here is the list as follows:

  • Arizona Cardinals, Aeneas Williams (CB)
  • Atlanta Falcons, Jessie Tuggle (LB)
  • Baltimore Ravens, Peter Boulware (LB)
  • Buffalo Bills, Andre Reed (WR)
  • Carolina Panthers, Brad Hoover (FB)
  • Chicago Bears, Richard Dent (DE)
  • Cincinnati Bengals, Anthony Muñoz (OT)
  • Cleveland Browns, Paul Warfield (WR)
  • Dallas Cowboys , Charles Haley (DE)
  • Denver Broncos, Shannon Sharpe (TE)
  • Detroit Lions, Barry Sanders (RB)
  • Green Bay Packers, Jim Taylor (FB)
  • Houston Texans, Aaron Glenn (CB)
  • Indianapolis Colts, Jeff Herrod (LB)
  • Jacksonville Jaguars, Donovin Darius (S)
  • Kansas City Chiefs, Willie Lanier (LB)
  • Miami Dolphins, Sam Madison (CB)
  • Minnesota Vikings, Chris Doleman (DE)
  • New England Patriots, Andre Tippett (LB)
  • New Orleans Saints, Willie Roaf (OT)
  • New York Giants, Joe Morris (RB)
  • New York Jets, Marty Lyons (DT)
  • Oakland Raiders, Willie Brown (DB)
  • Philadelphia Eagles, Troy Vincent (DB)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers, Franco Harris (RB)
  • St. Louis Rams, Marshall Faulk (RB)
  • San Diego Chargers, Natrone Means (RB)
  • San Francisco 49ers, Dwight Clark (WR)
  • Seattle Seahawks, Cortez Kennedy (DT)
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers, John Lynch (S)
  • Tennessee Titans, Jevon Kearse (DE)
  • Washington Redskins, Doug Williams (QB)

The Panthers and Jets don’t have second round picks. Thus, Brad Hoover (?!?) and Marty Lyons must wait until the third round before participating.

I would have trotted this gimmick out on night one to be honest.

Roger Goodell is going to receive 1971 Ivan Koloff heat when he appears in front of the fans at Radio Music City Hall next Thursday.

Those potentially lusty boos probably would have been muted some if the league elected to play alumni card on the draft’s opening night.

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