Dolphins Reveal Elaborate Plan To Announce Meaningless Draft Pick From Iconic Brazilian Landmark And NFL Fans Have Jokes

Dolphins Will Announce A 2022 NFL Draft Pick From Brazil

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  • The Miami Dolphins are pulling out all the stops for what will likely be a meaningless pick in the 2022 NFL Draft
  • The team will announce a late-round pick from the base of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil
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The NFL has done a phenomenal job drumming up excitement for the draft (even though it failed to figure out a way to efficiently use a boat to transport players to a stage in the middle of the Bellagio Fountains despite having two years to do so), and all eyes will turn to Las Vegas on Thursday night for what promises to be one of the more unpredictable first rounds in recent memory.

Barring some inexplicable development, all of the highly-touted prospects in this year’s class will be off of the board by the time the third round wraps up on Friday, and I have a hard time imagining even the most diehard NFL fans won’t have something better to do with their time than watch with bated breath when teams start deploying their triple-digit picks when the weekend kicks off.

However, that hasn’t stopped the Dolphins from attempting to drum up some excitement with a fairly elaborate plan that was unveiled on Tuesday. According to Pro Football Network’s Matt Cannata, Miami has tapped an unnamed Brazilian celebrity to announce one of their late-round picks from the base of the Christ the Redeemer statue that stands tall over Rio De Janeiro, and the iconic landmark will be illuminated with the team’s colors when the sun sets.

That seemingly random stunt is the product of the franchise being granted the rights to an “International Home Marketing Area” in the South American country last year. It’s certainly an intriguing concept, but plenty of fans jumped at the opportunity to make some jokes after hearing about the news.

The Dolphins will be one of ten teams announcing a pick from an international location, but none of them have unveiled a plan that comes close to matching the ambition of Miami’s.