Football players from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the family of assistant coach Aaron Feis, who was killed in the shooting on February 14, will announce the Miami Dolphins draft selections on Saturday, April 28.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell traditionally announces the first-round selections. And in recent years, the NFL has allowed teams to choose who represents the club for Day 2 and Day 3 selections.
This year’s NFL draft will take place next Thursday through Saturday in Arlington, Texas. Since the shooting in Parkland, the Dolphins have engaged the community with support.
In February, Miami donated $100,000 to the Stoneman Douglas community. The Dolphins coaching staff donated an additional $17,500 to Feis’ family.
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill, wide receiver Kenny Stills, defensive tackle Davon Godchaux and former players also visited five survivors of the school shooting, along with members of the Florida Panthers, Miami Heat and Miami Marlins.
In March, the Dolphins helped host a free football clinic at Pine Trails Park in Parkland. Three hundred-plus boys and girls ages 7-16 worked on their football skill and met Dolphins players and alumni.
Dolphins players are also wearing Stoneman Douglas shirts for the start of the offseason program.
Former center Dwight Stephenson will announce the team’s second-round selection. Safety Reshad Jones is scheduled to announce
the team’s third-round selection.