The NFL announced on Thursday that 64 former and active players will be announcing Round 2 and 3 picks at the 2019 NFL Draft. The Eagles’ representatives will be Mike Quick (Round 2) and Brent Celek (Round 3), both happening on Friday, April 26, beginning at 7 p.m. ET.
The Eagles currently have the No. 53 and No. 57 picks in the second round, but traded away their third round selection to the Lions last season for Golden Tate. This means that either Celek won’t have the opportunity to make a call (barring a trade down), or will be bumped up for that No. 57 draft pick.
Mike Quick was drafted by the Eagles in 1982 with the No. 20 overall pick, and spent all nine years of his career in Philadelphia. The wide receiver was a 5-time Pro Bowl selection, including as a 2-time First Team All-Pro, and finished his NFL career with 363 catches for 6,464 yards and 61 touchdowns. Quick currently serves as the Eagles’ radio color analyst alongside legendary play-by-play announcer Merrill Reese.
Tight end Brent Celek was similarly another player who spent his entire career with the Eagles organization. Having retired in the offseason following the team’s first-ever Super Bowl win, Celek had 11 years in Philadelphia and claimed 398 receptions for 4,998 yards and 31 touchdowns, in addition to being a critical blocker for the team’s offense.
Both Quick and Celek are Eagles legends, and are two of few guys who spent their entire NFL careers with the organization. They’ll be great representatives for the team at the Draft and are the perfect guys to welcome the newest set of picks into the family.