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The NFL will honor outstanding members of the community throughout the 2018 NFL Draft. Special guests will announce various picks and participate in Draft festivities over the three-day celebration in Dallas.
The NFL will honor active duty service members, veterans and their families at events throughout Draft Week.
On Thursday, a joint color guard from Joint Base Naval Air Station in Fort Worth will join talent onstage during the National Anthem to open the Draft.
On Friday, April 27, the NFL will continue to honor our nation's heroes with military appreciation moments during Rounds 2 and 3.
During Round 2 the NFL will partner with the Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors (TAPS) to honor Army Capt. Ellery Ray Wallace, a Texas native who died in 2010 while serving in Afghanistan. Wallace's wife and four children will accompany Cowboys Legend Bob Lilly onstage to announce the Cowboys' Round 2 pick.
St. Jude patient Austin, 17, will join Commissioner Roger Goodell onstage to announce the Denver Broncos' Round 1 pick. Austin, a Broncos' fan, joined NFL Network's "Up to the Minute" to break the news and analyze the team's Draft needs.
An aspiring NFL broadcaster, Austin was diagnosed with oligoastrocytoma, a rare form of cancer, at the age of two. He has been in remission since 2007. Now a junior in high school, Austin is an announcer for a sports radio show in his hometown, and an on-air personality and prep sports statistician for local ESPN radio in New Mexico.
NFL PLAY 60 is the "official champion of play" at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, helping to give all kids the chance to PLAY 60 and lead active and healthy lives.
Football captains from six Arlington ISD schools will represent the Dallas Cowboys on stage alongside Commissioner Goodell during their Round 1 pick.
The high schools whose football players will be represented include:
Round 6 of the NFL Draft will be Play Football-themed and celebrate youth and high school football participants across the country. Youth football players from NFL FLAG and local youth and high school football have been selected by NFL Clubs to announce Round 6 picks from various locations throughout the country.
Fuel Up to Play 60 Draft Student Ambassador, Trinity Williams, will be recognized on-stage during the Cowboys' Round 7 selection.
Thirty-two NFL Legends, including 11 Hall of Fame members, will announce picks in Round 2.
Round 3 Draft announcements will feature past recipients and team winners of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide. The award recognizes a player for excellence on and off the field, and represents the best of the NFL's commitment to philanthropy and community impact.
|Presenters for Rounds 2 and 3|
|Team||Round 2||Round 3|
|Arizona Cardinals||Aeneas Williams||Deuce Lutui|
|Atlanta Falcons||Michael Vick||Ben Garland|
|Baltimore Ravens||Todd Heap||Edwin Mulitalo|
|Buffalo Bills||Andre Reed||Fred Jackson|
|Carolina Panthers||Jordan Gross||Jason Baker|
|Chicago Bears||Mike Singletary||Charles Tillman|
|Cincinnati Bengals||T.J. Houshmandzadeh||Michael Johnson|
|Cleveland Browns||Jim Brown||Randall Telfer|
|Dallas Cowboys||Bob Lilly||Travis Frederick|
|Denver Broncos||Steve Atwater||Ed McCaffrey|
|Detroit Lions||Nate Burleson||Stephen Tulloch|
|Green Bay Packers||Jerry Kramer||Brad Jones|
|Houston Texans||Kevin Walter||Kris Brown|
|Indianapolis Colts||Joseph Addai||Gary Brackett|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||Mark Brunell||Brad Meester|
|Kansas City Chiefs||Priest Holmes||Willie Lanier|
|Los Angeles Chargers||LaDainian Tomlinson||Darrell Stuckey|
|Los Angeles Rams||Henry Ellard||Rodger Saffold|
|Miami Dolphins||Dwight Stephenson||Reshad Jones|
|Minnesota Vikings||Keith Millard||Robert Griffith|
|New England Patriots||Deion Branch||Ty Warren|
|New Orleans Saints||Marques Colston||Roman Harper|
|New York Giants||Justin Tuck||Chris Canty|
|New York Jets||Laveranues Coles||Quincy Enunwa|
|Oakland Raiders||Willie Brown||Bruce Irvin|
|Philadelphia Eagles||David Akers||Harold Carmichael|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||Rod Woodson||Max Starks|
|San Francisco 49ers||Merton Hanks||Nate Clements|
|Seattle Seahawks||Mack Strong||Mack Strong|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Ronde Barber||To Be Confirmed|
|Tennessee Titans||Vince Young||Wesley Woodyard|
|Washington Redskins||Gary Clark||Darrel Young|
Bold designates Hall of Famers
Teams selected players to be honored regardless of whether the team possesses a Round 2 or Round 3 pick.