The Houston Texans’ Day three draft picks will be announced by astronauts for the first time, the NFL said in a release Tuesday.
Astronaut Peggy Winston, who recently broke the NASA record for cumulative time in space with over 535 days, will introduce the team’s picks and send them down to Earth for the live announcements to Astronaut Scott Kelly, who will be at the NASA to announce the official selection to the general public in the fourth and fifth rounds.
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) April 25, 2017
The NFL will choose a Texans fan in Philadelphia – where the draft is being held – to make the announcement of the Texans’ seventh-round pick.
The Texans currently have two fourth-round picks, a fifth-round pick and a seventh-round pick on the final day of the draft.