Titus O’Neil and The Miz will represent their local franchises and announce selections at the 2022 NFL Draft in Las Vegas next week, WWE announced Thursday.
While O’Neil will represent his hometown Tampa Bay Buccaneers, The A-Lister will throw the Dawg Pound on behalf of the Cleveland Browns.
O’Neil, who will also celebrate his birthday on Day 2 of the three-day NFL Draft, is thrilled to have the opportunity to represent Tom Brady’s Buccaneers.
“I’m honored to represent my hometown NFL team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in this year’s NFL Draft,” O’Neil told WWE.com. “As someone who has great relationships with many players and enjoys an impactful partnership with the Bucs organization serving the Tampa Bay area through my Bullard Family Foundation, this is truly a special moment. This opportunity to announce the name of the next great contributor to our community on and off the court is an honor I will never forget.
“It’s also the BEST BIRTHDAY GIFT ever because I get to celebrate my birthday on this very special occasion with the NFL, the Bucs, the Tampa Bay community and the selected player.”
Meanwhile, The Miz admitted it was a dream come true to represent the Browns in the NFL Draft.
“I’m thrilled to be heading to Las Vegas to represent my hometown, the Cleveland Browns, in the 2022 NFL Draft,” The Miz said. “As a huge Browns fan, the opportunity to play a small part in the future of the franchise is a dream come true. It’s going to be great.”
The 2022 NFL Draft begins next Thursday, April 28 and ends Saturday, April 30 on NFL Network, ABC and ESPN. While the Bucs will pick in the 27th round of the first round of the draft, the Browns traded their No. 13 pick to the Houston Texans as part of the Deshaun Watson trade.
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