The NFL Draft is fast approaching and will be held in Nashville, kicking off on Thursday evening, April 25.

The first round selections are always announced from the podium by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, but each year the league has special guests who call out later round picks. On Thursday it was revealed former quarterback Trent Dilfer and Super Bowl MVP Dexter Jackson are Tampa Bay’s selected alumni who will call out the draft picks in rounds two and three.

Dilfer was a first round section in 1994 and played six seasons in Tampa Bay, and helped the Buccaneers reach the playoffs in 1997, the first time the team had made the postseason since 1982.

Jackson was a 1999 fourth-round selection out of Florida State and his two first-half interceptions in the 2002 Super Bowl helped propel Tampa Bay to their first and only NFL title.

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About the Author: Mark Cook

Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at
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2 years ago

Since when has Trent Dilfer been a bucs legend? The guy was garbage with the bucs.

2 years ago

Does it mean that when Dilfer announces the 2nd pick it will be a big miss?…..again….. like years past, ugh the irony.

2 years ago

What, wasn’t Josh Freeman available? LOL

2 years ago

how bout we get Trent Dilfer Vinny Testeverde Steve Young and Doug Williams since we trained them for future super bowl stardum with other teams. not laughing

2 years ago

in 43 years still have never signed a quarterback we drafted to a 2nd contract. Ouch!

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2 years ago

Dilfer and Super Bowl Stardom should not be used in the same sentence. The Ravens won the Super Bowl because of the defense and 4 INTs.

2 years ago

I think Trent Dilfer is a good analyst.

One can never forget the Mel Kiper rant when the Colts passed on him.