Packers to feature several draft-pick announcers

Jim Taylor, Jayrone Elliott, Robert Brooks, and local youth football team all will represent Green Bay in various rounds


GREEN BAY – After NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announces the Packers' first-round draft pick on Thursday night from Philadelphia, the team will have a number of different announcers in the subsequent rounds.

For Friday night's second-round choice, Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Taylor will announce the Packers' pick. Taylor is one of 15 Hall of Fame inductees to be announcing picks on Friday.

Then in the third round, 2016 Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee Jayrone Elliott will announce Green Bay's selection. Elliott, an outside linebacker, joined the Packers as an undrafted rookie from Toledo in 2014 and recently re-signed as a restricted free agent.

On Saturday, the location of Green Bay's announcements will move to Lambeau Field, specifically the Harlan Plaza on the north side of the stadium where the statues of Curly Lambeau and Vince Lombardi, as well as the Lambeau Leap commemoration, reside.

For the fourth and fifth rounds, Packers Hall of Famer and former wide receiver Robert Brooks will make the announcements. Brooks was a member of the Packers' Super Bowl XXXI championship team, and he held the team's single-season record for receiving yards, with 1,497 in 1995, until Jordy Nelson broke it in 2014.

In the sixth round, in conjunction with the NFL making it youth football-themed, a team of rising sixth-graders from nearby Pulaski, Wis., will represent the Packers.

The team is from the Pulaski Area Community Education (PACE) youth football league, which has been operating for more than 25 years and has been a member of USA Heads-Up Football since 2014. PACE has more than 250 athletes participate in the flag and tackle football programs annually and features 16 flag teams, eight tackle teams, and 12 Heads-Up certified coaches.

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