Later this month, two former Green Bay Packers players will be making appearances to represent their old team at the 2019 NFL Draft. Wide receiver James Lofton and defensive end Aaron Kampman will announce the Packers’ draft picks on the second day of the selection meeting, joining past legends from each team who will be doing so.
The NFL announced on Thursday the names of 64 current and former players who will be making these announcements. Lofton will read off the card for the Packers’ second-round draft pick (currently #44 overall) while Kampman will announce the third-rounder (currently #75).
Lofton, the 6th overall selection in the 1978 NFL Draft, played for the Packers until 1986, making seven Pro Bowls in his nine seasons and being named first-team All-Pro in 1981. When he left, he was the Packers’ career leader in pass receptions and receiving yards, passing former record-holder Don Hutson. He played another seven years in the NFL with the Raiders, Bills, Eagles, and Rams. Lofton currently works as a color commentator for NFL broadcasts on CBS and Westwood One radio.
Kampman, a 5th-round draft pick in 2002 out of Iowa, became one of the Packers’ best pass-rushers for a lengthy period of time in the next decade. He made Pro Bowls in 2006 and 2007, recording 15.5 and 12 sacks in those seasons, respectively. Kampman’s 54 sacks in a Packers uniform put him in fifth place on the Packers’ all-time list*, behind Clay Matthews (83.5), Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (74.5), Reggie White (68.5), and Tim Harris (55).
* Note that sacks were not an official NFL statistic until the 1982 season.