Clemson CB Andrew Booth's long NFL draft wait only ended after Ed Marinaro's long monologue

Andrew Booth Jr.'s wait to hear his name called in the 2022 NFL Draft went longer than expected, included when the Minnesota Vikings announced the choice during his slip from the first round to the second rounds.

The Clemson football cornerback, an expected first-round draft pick, as high as No. 20 overall, went in Friday's second round, No. 42. Special guest announcer Ed Marinaro, former Vikings player and then actor, took several minutes in his return to the spotlight to read the name.

Marinaro went through some of his own playing history and even his initial disappointment of being drafted by the Vikings before finally being urged by a stage hand to please read the card.

"I'm being told to read the card," Marinaro said. "No."

After pretending to walk off the stage, he stepped back to the podium and read the script.

Marinaro, a running back, was a second-round draft pick by the Vikings in 1972. He starred in the TV series Hill Street Blues.

Todd Shanesy covers Clemson athletics for the USA Today network.

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