The NFL announced recently that 32 legendary alumni - one representing each team - will announce every selection of the second round of this week's 2011 NFL Draft. And the Falcons' retired player representative will be making his way to a draft podium for the very first time.
Announcing the Falcons' second-round pick, at No. 59 overall, is none other than The Hammer, Jessie Tuggle. A five-time Pro-Bowler who was undrafted in 1987 out of Valdosta State, Tuggle was a fixture in Falcons' defenses and the hearts of fans for parts of three decades.
This will mark the first time in NFL Draft history that every selection in a round has been announced by former players.
Here's the complete list:
Arizona Cardinals, Aeneas Williams (CB) * Atlanta Falcons, Jessie Tuggle (LB) * Baltimore Ravens, Peter Boulware (LB) * Buffalo Bills, Andre Reed (WR) * Carolina Panthers, Brad Hoover (FB) * Chicago Bears, Richard Dent (DE) * Cincinnati Bengals, Anthony Muñoz (OT) * Cleveland Browns, Paul Warfield (WR) * Dallas Cowboys , Charles Haley (DE) * Denver Broncos, Shannon Sharpe (TE) * Detroit Lions, Barry Sanders (RB) * Green Bay Packers, Jim Taylor (FB) * Houston Texans, Aaron Glenn (CB) * Indianapolis Colts, Jeff Herrod (LB) * Jacksonville Jaguars, Donovin Darius (S) * Kansas City Chiefs, Willie Lanier (LB) * Miami Dolphins, Sam Madison (CB) * Minnesota Vikings, Chris Doleman (DE) * New England Patriots, Andre Tippett (LB) * New Orleans Saints, Willie Roaf (OT) * New York Giants, Joe Morris (RB) * New York Jets, Marty Lyons (DT) * Oakland Raiders, Willie Brown (DB) * Philadelphia Eagles, Troy Vincent (DB) * Pittsburgh Steelers, Franco Harris (RB) * St. Louis Rams, Marshall Faulk (RB) * San Diego Chargers, Natrone Means (RB) * San Francisco 49ers, Dwight Clark (WR) * Seattle Seahawks, Cortez Kennedy (DT) * Tampa Bay Buccaneers, John Lynch (S) * Tennessee Titans, Jevon Kearse (DE) * Washington Redskins, Doug Williams (QB)