Bills Hall of Fame WR Andre Reed will join 31 other former players to announce second-round Draft picks from Radio City Music Hall on Friday, May 9. This marks the fourth year in which each selection in the second round is announced by a former player.
Reed follows in the footsteps of Chris Kelsay, who announced the selections of LB Kiko Alonso and WR Robert Woods, and Phil Hansen, who officially made Cordy Glenn a Bill in 2012.
The list of players scheduled to make selections includes 11 Pro Football Hall of Famers, with five from the Class of 2014. Combined, these players have nearly 20 Super Bowl championships and 150 Pro Bowl appearances between them.
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Arizona Cardinals, Aeneas Williams (S)
*Atlanta Falcons, Claude Humphrey (DE)
Hall of Famers are listed in bold and the class of 2014 is indicated by **. The Kansas City Chiefs, marked with a *, do not have a second-round selection, barring a trade into Round 2. Curley Culp will announce their Round 3 pick.
Reed is also scheduled to be among a host of former, current, and prospective players to team with New York- and New Jersey-area students on Wednesday and Thursday as part of the NFL PLAY 60 youth health and fitness campaign. Students will learn NFL FLAG drills and Heads Up Football skills from USA Football and Under Armour coaches and participate in activities with players.
2014 NFL Draft prospects and Commissioner Goodell will take part in the festivities on Wednesday, May 7. The prospects will lead 80 local children, many of whom were impacted in a recent gas explosion in their community in Harlem, in a youth football clinic.
The 2014 NFL Draft will continue the three-day format introduced in 2010, with the first round broadcast in primetime at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 8. Rounds 2 – 3 will air at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, May 9. The Draft concludes with Rounds 4-7 on Saturday, May 10 at 12 p.m. 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 and follow the NFL Draft conversation on Twitter with #NFLDraft.
In addition, Round Two of the NFL Draft will be sponsored by Bud Light, the official beer sponsor of the NFL. To kick off the fourth 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 players. 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 player, and the other 31 fans will serve as card carriers for their teams' pick.