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bronco militia
04-21-2011, 02:06 PM
Retired players will announce second-round draft picks


As usual, Commissioner Roger Goodell will announce the first-round picks in next weekís NFL draft. But the league announced today that itís doing something different on the second day of the draft: Bringing in retired players to announce the picks.

Thirty-two retired players, one from every team, will announce their former teamsí second-round draft picks next Friday night.

It sounds to us like a good idea, but also perhaps a sign that the NFL, concerned that the lockout has turned fans off, is trying to inject a little more star power into this yearís proceedings to get more fans to tune in on TV and show up at Radio City Music Hall.

Itís also interesting that the list of former players getting involved in the draft includes some who were active union members and vocal supporters of the playersí side in the lockout. Barry Sanders, who participated in the unionís pre-Super Bowl press conference this year, isnít letting his involvement with the NFLPA* keep him from announcing the Lionsí second-round draft pick.

The full list of former players taking part is below.

* 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 MuŮoz (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, Dolphins and Jets donít have second-round picks, so Hoover, Madison and Lyons will announce their teamsí third-round picks.

04-21-2011, 02:16 PM
It will be scary to actually see Natrone Means's face for once.

04-21-2011, 02:20 PM
Sharpe will be the most fun for sure.

04-21-2011, 02:20 PM
Uhhh... who's gonna do our second second rounder durrrr...

04-21-2011, 02:23 PM
John Lynch = Traitor ????

Beantown Bronco
04-21-2011, 02:24 PM
We're lucky that there are no Ndamukong Suh-like names predicted to go in the 2nd round this year. No way would Sharpe stand a chance with that pronunciation.

04-21-2011, 02:27 PM
Hopefully he isn't announcing that loser Kyle Rudolph's name.

bronco militia
04-21-2011, 02:27 PM
I can't wait for the jets fans to boo Sharpe....he's going to eat it up


04-21-2011, 02:29 PM
They'll all get booed.

04-21-2011, 02:31 PM
Haha Shannon makes that list exciting!!

04-21-2011, 02:48 PM
"Call the President because we just took the Patriots pick".

04-21-2011, 02:50 PM
They'll all get booed.

I wonder if the "she said no" chant will become a tradition everytime Pittsburgh selects a player.

04-21-2011, 02:59 PM
After hearing those crazy stories about Charles Haley in defensive meetings, i just have to cringe everytime i hear mention of his name. Though maybe he'll put his d*ck in Goddells mouth or something