Ed Marinaro took so long in the NFL Draft that he had to be told to hurry

Ed Marinaro certainly made the most of his stage time in Friday’s second round of the NFL Draft in Las Vegas.

The actor and former Minnesota Vikings running back was asked to announce his former team’s second-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, but took his time before reading the business card.

Marinaro regaled the eager Las Vegas crowd with stories about being drafted 50 years ago while sitting in his tiny apartment and how the crowd in Las Vegas was bigger than the one of the Super Bowl in which he played.

He also continued to talk about how he got drafted by the team he wanted to be drafted by second to last. He then said, “but I won’t bring up the Packers,” taking a dig at his former NFC rival.

Former Vikings running back Ed Marinaro is urged to hurry.
Ed Marinaro reads the Minnesota Vikings' second-round pick.
Ed Marinaro reads the Minnesota Vikings’ second-round pick.
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The draft takes place on a tight clock, however, with each team only having 7 minutes to make their selection in the second round. Picks also flew on Friday, with many arriving before the deadline expired.

Marinaro needed help sticking to the timeline, so a producer came on stage to urge him to read the card already.

After trading for the pick, Marinaro finally read the name of Clemson cornerback Andrew Booth, and the rest of the draft could finally continue.

New York Post

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