Pro Bowl defensive tackle Geno Atkins and three-time First Team All-Pro tackle Willie Anderson will announce the Bengals’ Day 2 picks at the NFL Draft on Friday, April 26, in Nashville.
For this year’s draft, the NFL is having former first-round picks announce their team’s second-round pick, while players drafted in later rounds will read off the third-round selection. The Bengals are scheduled to pick at No. 42 in the second round and No. 72 in the third round.
Earlier this season Atkins earned his seventh career Pro Bowl nod, moving him ahead of CB Lemar Parrish (six) for most selections by a defensive player in Bengals history. Atkins led the Bengals last season with 10 sacks, quarterback hits (19) and tackles for losses (13).
Anderson, a three-time First-Team All Pro selection, was an outstanding tackle for the Bengals. He played 12 seasons for Cincinnati, starting 173 out of 181 games in a Bengals uniform. A first round pick of the Bengals in 1996, Anderson was also a member of the NFL’s All-Rookie Team.
In the NFL’s continuous effort to connect the game’s greats with the next generation of stars, 64 NFL Legends and active players will add to the excitement of the 2019 NFL Draft by announcing various selections and participating in festivities in Nashville.
Round 2 Draft selections will be announced by previous NFL club first-round picks, while Round 3 will be announced by players who were drafted in later rounds.
In addition to announcing NFL Draft selections, players will be on-site to mentor the prospects and give back to the city of Nashville through participation in a variety of community service events.
The 2019 NFL Draft will take place from April 25-27 in Nashville.