6 Hall of Fame Members Among 32 Former Legends to Announce Round 2 Selections
As fans nationwide gear up to celebrate future football stars at the 2015 NFL Draft, which will take place from April 30-May 2, the NFL will recognize former Legends throughout the week-long Draft celebration in Chicago. From welcoming prospects to the Draft at The Intro event in Pioneer Court, to announcing Round 2 selections, former players will be celebrated at a variety of Draft festivities.
Thirty-two former players, one representing each team, will be featured for Round 2 presented by Bud Light to announce selections on Friday, May 1 beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University.
The list of players scheduled to make selections includes six Pro Football Hall of Famers, with one from the Class of 2015. Combined, players on the list below have 22 Super Bowl championships and 92 Pro Bowl appearances. Hall of Famers are listed in bold and the class of 2015 is indicated by **.
The 2015 NFL Draft will mark the most former players in Draft events. This will be the fifth year in which second-round selections are announced by a former player. An additional 19 former players will participate in Draft events.
On Wednesday, April 29 from noon to 2 p.m. ET in Chicago’s Pioneer Court, several former players including Pro Football Hall of Fame members WILLIE BROWN, DICK BUTKUS and DWIGHT STEPHENSON, amongst others, will welcome the 2015 Draft prospects at The Intro. The event is free and open to both fans and media.
Draft Town, presented by Oikos Triple Zero, will honor Chicago Bears great Walter Payton with one special fan activation, the Sweetness Simulator. Fans will get the opportunity to soar over the action just like “Sweetness” himself did in NFL games. The wind tunnel skydive simulator floats fans into the air so they can strike an iconic football pose in the heart of the windy city.
Current and former players will be featured at the Draft Town autograph stage presented by Topps and Panini and in their respective Team Houses on NFC and AFC row. An autograph schedule will be posted and updated at NFL.com/DraftTown.
|Arizona Cardinals||ADRIAN WILSON||S|
|Atlanta Falcons||TODD MCCLURE||C|
|Baltimore Ravens||DUANE STARKS||CB|
|Buffalo Bills||JIM KELLY||QB|
|Carolina Panthers||PAT TERRELL||S|
|Chicago Bears||DICK BUTKUS||LB|
|Cincinnati Bengals||ICKEY WOODS||FB|
|Cleveland Browns||HANFORD DIXON||CB|
|Dallas Cowboys||DARREN WOODSON||S|
|Denver Broncos||RICK UPCHURCH||WR|
|Detroit Lions||CHRIS SPIELMAN||LB|
|Green Bay Packers||DONALD DRIVER||WR|
|Houston Texans||ERIC BROWN||S|
|Indianapolis Colts||BILL BROOKS||WR|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||GREG JONES||FB|
|Kansas City Chiefs||GARY GREEN||CB|
|Miami Dolphins||DWIGHT STEPHENSON||C|
|Minnesota Vikings||EJ HENDERSON||LB|
|New England Patriots||TY LAW||CB|
|New Orleans Saints||JON STINCHCOMB||T|
|New York Giants||SHAUN WILLIAMS||S|
|New York Jets||EMERSON BOOZER||RB|
|Oakland Raiders||WILLIE BROWN||CB|
|Philadelphia Eagles||JON RUNYAN||T|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||MEL BLOUNT||CB|
|St. Louis Rams||PISA TINOISAMOA||LB|
|San Diego Chargers||ANTHONY MILLER||WR|
|San Francisco 49ers||CHARLES HALEY**||LB/DE|
|Seattle Seahawks||KENNY EASLEY||S|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||MIKE ALSTOTT||RB|
|Tennessee Titans||MICHAEL ROOS||T|
|Washington Redskins||BRIG OWENS||S|
For more Draft information, visit NFL.com/DraftTown. Fans should follow @NFL on Twitter and use #NFLDraft for the most up-to-date information. Fans in Chicago are encouraged to share their experience using #DraftTown.