FLOWERY BRANCH — Former Falcons tight end Alge Crumpler will announce the Falcons’ second-round pick of the NFL draft on Friday.
The NFL draft starts on Thursday, but the Falcons traded away their first-round pick to the Cleveland Browns as part of the deal that helped them land wide receiver Julio Jones.
Crumpler was the team’s second-round pick (35 overall) in 2001. He went on to make four Pro Bowls and was named to the All-Pro team twice. He played for the Falcons from 2001 to 2007. He ended his career with the Tennessee Titans (2008-09) and the New England Patriots (2010).
This will be the second straight year that the league will have retired players announce the choices by their former teams in the second round.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog