Troy Brown to announce picks

Receiver Troy Brown will announce the Patriots' second- and third-round selections at the NFL Draft on Friday, the league announced today.

Alumni from every team will announce second- and third-round picks on Friday at Radio City Music Hall. The league had alumni announce second-round picks last year for the first time; Pro Football Hall of Famer Andre Tippett had the honors for the Patriots (in a neat twist, No. 56 announced the 56th overall pick, Shane Vereen).

As for Brown, he is in his first year of eligibility for the Patriots Hall of Fame. He is viewed as a heavy favorite to be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame.