The NFL has turned day three of the NFL Draft into a bit of a circus, and the 2018 version is bringing plenty of fun. For the second straight year, the league is using a whole bunch of guests to announce picks. Some are bad, some are good, but they’re all a little different.
The San Francisco 49ers are mixing in Star Wars with their picks. Solo: A Star Wars Story is coming out in a few weeks, and LucasFilms is based in the Bay Area. Naturally, that created a perfect opportunity for some commercial synergy.
R2-D2, Chewbacca, and some Stormtroopers were on hand to announce picks on Saturday. We got things started in the fourth round with R2-D2 “announcing” the pick. He beeped to a kid in a 49ers jersey who then announced the pick. It’s cheesy, but fun. Here’s some video of the announcement, with the 49ers selecting N.C. State defensive end Kentavius Street .