Round 1 of the NFL Draft is must-watch television (today) for a lot of football fans across the country.
Rounds 2 and 3, which take place on April 28, still get pretty good ratings.
But Rounds 4, 5, 6 and 7 on April 29 are really for the diehard fans. That’s why NFL teams are trying to make those late-round selections more riveting this year by incorporating some star power into the mix. For instance, the San Francisco 49ers will enlist the help of California native Jon Pardi to make their Day 3 selections. Jon will be announcing the picks from Levi’s Stadium on April 29.
If you want to see Jon in action, tune in to the NFL Network on April 29 at noon ET.
Check out what some of the other NFL teams are doing to spice up Day 3 of the NFL Draft, courtesy of NFL.com.
- Arizona Cardinals – Ten season ticket members will join cheerleaders and Big Red, the team’s mascot, to announce picks from the GRAND CANYON.
- Chicago Bears – Bears running back JORDAN HOWARD and military personnel will make selections from the team’s headquarters at HALAS HALL.
- Cleveland Browns – Former Browns player JOSH CRIBBS and season ticket members, along with alumni, will announce picks from CEDAR POINT AMUSEMENT PARK.
- Denver Broncos – Military members and NFL legends will make selections from PIÑON CANYON MANEUVER SITE.
- Houston Texans – Astronauts at the INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION AND SPACE CENTER will announce picks for the first time from outer space.
- Indianapolis Colts – Colts defensive end KENDALL LANGFORD will make picks from the INDIANAPOLIS ZOO, along with staff personnel.
- Jacksonville Jaguars – Picks will be announced from LONDON and JACKSONVILLE.
- Kansas City Chiefs – Service members will make picks from the WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE.
- New York Jets – Children of fallen EMT Yadira Arroyo will announce Day 3 selections from EMT HOUSE 26.
- Philadelphia Eagles – Actor MORRIS CHESTNUT and CNBC’s JIM CRAMER will make picks from the NFL DRAFT THEATER.
- Pittsburgh Steelers – Actor MILO VENTIMIGLIA, Actress MANDY MOORE, current players, and members of a local youth football team will announce selections from HEINZ FIELD.
- San Francisco 49ers – Country music singer JON PARDI will make picks from LEVI’S STADIUM.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers – General JOSEPH VOTEL, Commander of the United States Central Command, will announce selections from the team’s headquarters at ONE BUCANNEERS PLACE.
- Washington Redskins – Actor MICHAEL EALY will make picks with fans from FEDEX FIELD.