The National Football League announced that 32 legendary NFL alumni, one representing each team, will announce live on Friday, April 26, second- and third-round Draft picks from Radio City Music Hall. This continues a successful program that began in 2011 in which each selection in the second round is announced by a former player.
The NFL alumni scheduled to be on-hand to make the announcements from the podium feature six Pro Football Hall of Famers, including three from the Class of 2013:
Arizona Cardinals, Larry Centers (FB)
Atlanta Falcons, Deion Sanders (CB)
Chicago Bears, Neal Anderson (RB)
Cincinnati Bengals, Tim Krumrie (DT)
*Cleveland Browns, Dick Schafrath (T)
Dallas Cowboys , Tony Casillas (DT)
Denver Broncos, Randy Gradishar (LB)
Detroit Lions, Herman Moore (WR)
Green Bay Packers, Dave Robinson (LB)
*Kansas City Chiefs, Gary Barbaro (DB)
Miami Dolphins, Larry Little (G)
Minnesota Vikings, Joey Browner (S)
New York Jets, Wayne Chrebet (WR)
*Oakland Raiders, Willie Brown (DB)
Pittsburgh Steelers, Merril Hoge (RB)
San Diego Chargers, Jim Hill (DB)
San Francisco 49ers, Guy McIntyre (G)
Teams marked with a * do not have a second-round selection, barring a trade into Round 2. Their player representatives will announce their Round 3 picks.
The 2013 NFL Draft will continue the three-day format introduced in 2010, with the first three rounds broadcast in primetime at 8:00 pm ET on Thursday, April 25 and 6:30 pm ET on Friday, April 26, and concluding with Rounds 4-7 on Saturday, April 27 at 12:00 pm ET. The NFL Draft will be broadcast on NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN2. Fans also may watch the live NFL Network stream on NFL Mobile from Verizon.
In addition, Round Two of the NFL Draft will be sponsored by Bud Light, the official beer sponsor of the NFL. To kickoff the third year of its sponsorship, Bud Light will provide 32 NFL fans – one representing each team’s fan base – a VIP experience at the Draft including a dinner reception with the 32 NFL alumni and green room access at Radio City Music Hall. Additionally, one of the winning fans will receive the opportunity to announce his or her favorite team’s second round draft pick on stage with the NFL alumnus, and the other 31 fans will serve as card carriers for their teams’ pick.