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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.

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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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