Retired NFL stars to announce second-round draft picks

NEW YORK -- Barry Sanders, Franco Harris, Marshall Faulk and 29 other retired star players will announce their former teams' second-round picks at the NFL draft April 29.

Here's a harsh reality of the NFL draft: Some teams wish they could just go back in time for a second chance. This week, former personnel
executives Pat Kirwan and Michael Lombardi rewrite the drafts from 2004 to 2008.

2004: Kirwan: Shakeup among famed QB trio
2005: Lombardi: Right pick was in 49ers' backyard
2006: Kirwan: Famed trio highlights busts
2007: Lombardi: Reflecting on Raiders' failure
2008: Kirwan: Dolphins missed out on franchise QB

The league announced Thursday it would have players announce the picks for an entire round for the first time. The Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins and New York Jets don't have second-round selections, so their representatives will announce their third-round picks.

The players are:
Aeneas Williams, Arizona Cardinals
Jessie Tuggle, Atlanta Falcons
Peter Boulware, Baltimore Ravens
Andre Reed, Buffalo Bills
Brad Hoover, Carolina Panthers
Richard Dent, Chicago Bears
Anthony Munoz, Cincinnati Bengals
Paul Warfield, Cleveland Browns
Charles Haley, Dallas Cowboys
Shannon Sharpe, Denver Broncos
Barry Sanders, Detroit Lions
Jim Taylor, Green Bay Packers
Aaron Glenn, Houston Texans
Jeff Herrod, Indianapolis Colts
Donovin Darius, Jacksonville Jaguars
Willie Lanier, Kansas City Chiefs
Sam Madison, Miami Dolphins
Chris Doleman, Minnesota Vikings
Andre Tippett, New England Patriots
Willie Roaf, New Orleans Saints
Joe Morris, New York Giants
Marty Lyons, New York Jets
Willie Brown, Oakland Raiders
Troy Vincent, Philadelphia Eagles
Franco Harris, Pittsburgh Steelers
Natrone Means, San Diego Chargers
Dwight Clark, San Francisco 49ers
Cortez Kennedy, Seattle Seahawks
Marshall Faulk, St. Louis Rams
John Lynch, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jevon Kearse, Tennessee Titans
Doug Williams, Washington Redskins.

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