New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees will announce Saints’ draft pick tonight in New York

By Mike Triplett, The Times-Picayune

April 22, 2010, 10:28AM

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees will be on hand in New York City tonight to announce the Saints’ first-round draft pick – the first time a player has ever done so.

Brees was invited to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the NFL draft. He was voted by fans as one of the top 75 draft picks of all time (finishing No. 21 in the rankings).

He was a natural selection, considering he’s the reigning Super Bowl MVP quarterback. And he was already scheduled to be in New York City to promote being selected for the cover of EA Sports’ Madden NFL 11 video game.

Also, it’s especially fitting that Brees will be announcing the No. 32 pick, since he himself was selected No. 32 overall by the San Diego Chargers in the 2001 draft. That year, he was the first pick in the second round.

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