Vikings to have special guest announce late-round 2021 NFL Draft pick

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The 2021 NFL Draft will start on Thursday, Apr. 29 at 7:00 pm CT and conclude on May 1. During that time, many great college football players will find a new home in the NFL but there is also the spectacle of the event itself to draw in a massive viewing audience that includes fans of the Minnesota Vikings.

One way to make the draft a unique experience is to offer some variety. In the past, former players, gold-medalists, and famous folks from Minnesota have made one of the team’s selections and helped to keep things fresh, unique, and fun.

This year will be no different. Recently, the NFL released a list of individuals who will be making the picks for NFL teams this year and Day 3 will have one pick that should not only make someone’s day amazing but warm hearts around the world.

Who will be announcing a Minnesota Vikings draft pick?

Bobby Reidl from Cleveland, Ohio will announce a Vikings pick on the final day of the NFL draft. Reidl is a Special Olympics athlete and coach who will represent Special Olympics Ohio and be honored for participation in NFL PLAY 60 initiative and Unified Flag Football.

The announcement from the NFL does not specify which pick or which round will feature Reidl announcing a pick for Minnesota, but it is excellent to see the league and team come together to give an opportunity for someone to represent the Special Olympics on a global platform.

Hopefully, the representative from Special Olympics Ohio can announce the addition of a player to the Minnesota Vikings roster who goes on to do great things for the franchise in the future. However, even if that isn’t the case, May 1 should be a remarkable and memorable day for an individual who has done so much to bring happiness to many people and inspire others to be their very best.