During the first round of the NFL Draft, Commissioner Roger Goodell announces each team's pick, but on day two of the draft the NFL has in recent years had former greats represent their former team. It is a very cool tradition, and the league is continuing that this year.
The NFL announced this afternoon that former Colts running back Marshall Faulk will announce the team's second round pick on Friday, while former Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne will announce their third round pick.
The two are two more very significant names to add to the list of those who have announced Colts picks in recent years. Three years ago, longtime left tackle Tarik Glenn announced the Colts' second round pick, while two years ago it was wide receiver Marvin Harrison - who was just elected to the Hall of Fame Class of 2016. Last year, Colts Ring of Honor wide receiver Bill Brooks announced the pick, while this year it will be Ring of Honor member and Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk along with Reggie Wayne, who might join both groups before its all said and done.
Faulk was drafted by the Colts as the second overall pick in the 1994 NFL Draft and played five years in Indianapolis, rushing for 5,320 yards and 42 touchdowns while averaging 3.8 yards per carry and catching 297 passes for 2,804 yards and nine scores (averaging 9.4 yards per catch). In 1998 with the Colts, Faulk totaled an impressive 2,227 yards from scrimmage to go with ten total touchdowns. He was traded to the Rams after the 1998 season and went on to have even more success there.
Wayne was drafted by the Colts as the 30th overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft and spent his entire career in Indianapolis (besides for a brief training camp stint with a team not worth naming) and played in 211 games (a franchise record) and caught 1,070 passes for 14,345 yards and 82 touchdowns, ranking in the top ten in league history in both receptions and yards.
Both Marshall Faulk and Reggie Wayne were tremendous players in the NFL and are deserving of the recognition, and it will be awesome to see them tomorrow night announcing the Colts' picks!