Throughout the middle rounds of the NFL Draft, teams like to get creative and instead of listening to Commissioner Roger Goodell repeat name after name after name, they will ask former players, new and old, to make the team’s selection for them.
Last year, the Chargers invited former running back LaDainian Tomlinson and safety Darrell Stuckey to announce the team’s second and third-round picks.
This year, the Chargers have asked former linebacker Shawne Merriman, their first-round pick from the 2005 draft, to present their second-round selection on Day 2 of the NFL Draft.
64 former and active players will announce selections at the 2019 NFL Draft (Rounds 2 and 3).— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) April 4, 2019
Names include: Terrell Owens, Shaun Alexander, Charles Woodson, Orlando Pace, Christian McCaffrey, Kam Chancellor, DeAndre Hopkins & Geno Atkins
Full list below: pic.twitter.com/W3sIVBrvvu
Merriman will join 64 total retired and active players making their team’s second and third round selections later this month.