NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is slated to make most of the selections for the 2019 NFL Draft, but not all of them. One NFL team is going to have a very special guest picker making their first round selection.
According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will let 19-year-old Kacey Reynolds announce the pick at the draft. Reynolds is battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and is set to have his wish granted via the Make-A-Wish Foundation to read the selection.
Disney’s Worldwide Outreach Program is a partner of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and as the draft is going to be broadcast on their ABC and ESPN properties, granting this particular wish was right up Disney’s alley.
The Buccaneers have the No. 5 overall pick in the draft, so unless they trade down or out of the first round, Reynolds will be at the podium pretty quickly.
19-year-old Kacey Reynolds of Maysville, Georgia, a lifelong Buccaneers’ fan who is battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, will have his wish granted through the Make-A-Wish Foundation and read off Tampa Bay’s first-round selection Thursday night. 👋
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 22, 2019
It’s been a rough last few years for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The team has not made the playoffs since 2007, the second-longest drought in the NFL. They’ve also had only one winning season in the past nine years.
But all of the trials and tribulations that the Buccaneers have endured pale in comparison to what Kacey Reynolds has been going through.
Enjoy the moment Kacey, and get well soon!