33 NFL greats to announce second & third round Draft picks in primetime; one fan to help announce pick of his/her favorite team
The National Football League announced that 33 legendary NFL alumni, one representing each team and two representing the St. Louis Rams, will announce live on Friday, April 27, second- and third-round Draft picks from Radio City Music Hall. This continues a successful program that began last year 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 two from the Class of 2012:
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 2012 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 26 and 7:00 pm ET on Friday, April 27, and concluding with Rounds 4-7 on Saturday, April 28 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.
In addition, Round Two of the NFL Draft will be sponsored by Bud Light, the official beer sponsor of the NFL. To kickoff the second 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 33 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.