Parrot to deliver Bucs’ draft pick from pirate ship

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are embracing their nickname ahead of the 2018 NFL Draft.

The Buccaneers announced that a live parrot will deliver the team’s fourth-round pick on Saturday to an announcer on the pirate ship in Raymond James Stadium.

The parrot, who is named Zsa Zsa, hails from the Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary and will be accompanied by caretaker Stephanie Dripps.

The Buccaneers’ fifth-round pick will be announced by Lieutenant General C.Q. Brown, the Deputy Commander for U.S. Central Command at MacDill Airforce Base in Tampa. Brown has commanded a fighter squadron, the U.S. Air Force Weapons School and two fighter wings. Prior to his current assignment, he served as the Commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command.

The Bucs’ sixth-round selection will announced by members of the girls flag football teams from Plant High School and Robinson High School.