Fred Taylor on Friday will participate in something he never came close to 14 years ago:
The second round of the draft.
Taylor, the No. 9 overall selection in the 1998 NFL Draft and the Jaguars' all-time leading rusher, will announce the franchise's second-round selection in the 2012 NFL Draft Friday at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Taylor, who played for the Jaguars from 1998-2007, will be one of 33 NFL alumni representing the 32 NFL teams in a program that began last year when second-round selections were announced by an alumni player from each team. Thirty-one teams will be represented by one player this year, while the St. Louis Rams will be represented by two players.
Danny Clark, a former Jaguars linebacker, will represent the Houston Texans, while Torry Holt – who played wide receiver for the Jaguars in 2009 – is one of the Rams' representatives.
Other notable former players participating include Terrell Davis (Broncos), Marvin Harrison (Colts), Barry Sanders (Lions), Isaac Bruce (Rams), Dwight Stephenson (Dolphins), Willie Roaf (Saints), Walter Jones (Seahawks) and Eddie George (Titans).
For teams without a second-round selection, the alumni player will announce the third-round selection. Also, as part of a Bud Light promotion, a fan from each team's fan base will serve as a card carrier for each team's second-round selection, with one fan announcing his/her team's selection.