The NFL is a creative organization, ready to travel any avenue possible to get eye balls on their product. This is the driving force behind their Breast Cancer Awareness, turned to Caner Awareness, month. Also for their Salute to Service month. It isn’t as if these are bad things, and they raise a lot of money, but publicity, and viewers, are paramount to this multi-billion dollar organization.
The NFL Draft is one of the most hyped events of the year for the National Football League, but ratings dip after the first night. How could the league get more viewers of teams glued to their screens for all three days, or just day two? How about they get well-known players to announce picks?
This is what they did in 2018 when Arthur Moats and Jerome Bettis announced selections in the second and third rounds of the draft. In 2019 it will be Santonio Holmes and Brett Keisel.
Santonio Holmes and Brett Keisel will announce the Steelers' second- and third-round picks in Nashville on Day 2 of the draft.— Ray Fittipaldo (@rayfitt1) April 4, 2019
For the fans who are at the event live, this is a unique situation where they get to be up-close-and-personal with the former players, but for those who are loyal followers of the draft it doesn’t matter who, or what, is announcing the draft selections.
In the past, the NFL has found fans to announce some, if not all, the Day 3 picks of the NFL Draft, which means the Steelers will have plenty of other people involved with a whopping 10 total picks to add to their roster throughout the 7-round process.
Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes on the black-and-gold as they prepare for the draft just a few weeks away.