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Al Wilson, Karl Mecklenburg to announce Broncos' picks at 2019 NFL Draft


As the next generation of NFL stars gets its start at the 2019 NFL Draft, the league will honor 64 of its best former and active players.

Former Broncos linebacker Al Wilson, who played his collegiate football at the University of Tennessee, will be one of those former stars.

Wilson is scheduled to announce the Broncos' second-round pick when Denver makes the 41st-overall selection. The Broncos' first-round pick in 1999 will represent the team during the round, which will feature a former first-rounder for each team announcing their respective club's pick.

Wilson played eight seasons at linebacker for the Broncos and recorded five Pro Bowl appearances and one first-team All-Pro selection. The 31st-overall selection in 1999 missed just three games in his NFL career.

Wilson won't be the only former Broncos draft pick in attendance. Round 3 picks will be announced by later-round draft picks, and Karl Mecklenburg is scheduled to announce the team's third-round pick.

Mecklenburg, a Ring of Famer, has announced a Broncos draft pick in the past. With the help of a magician at Casa Bonita, Mecklenburg shared the Broncos' 2018 fifth-round selection of Troy Fumagalli.

Wilson and Mecklenburg are also expected to be on-site to have discussions with this year's prospects. They are also scheduled to participate in Nashville-area community service projects.

The first round of the 2019 NFL Draft begins on Thursday, April 25 at 6 p.m. MT.

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