Everybody wants to chat with Brandt

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NEW YORK — It was only appropriate. On the day that he is being honored for his five decades of being so closely associated with the draft, Gil Brandt was interrupted Friday during his live NFL.com chat by a phone call from Al Davis. Naturally, the Oakland Raiders’ Hall of Fame owner was calling to ask Brandt’s opinion about some prospects he was considering for Rounds 2 and 3.

“Just wanted to ask me about some guys,” Gil wrote in the chat after a short break. “Would love to share that with you, but some things are privileged information.”

Earlier in the cht, Brandt also shared some information he received in the form of a voicemail from Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz, who told Brandt that Cal RB Jahvid Best, whom the Lions traded up for late in the first round, “was my favorite offensive player in this draft.”

Before the Dallas Cowboys make their second-round pick tonight, the NFL will take a moment to honor Brandt with a short video in Radio City Music Hall and an introduction on stage from Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Here is the complete chat.

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