This year's draft has its usual assortment of players with relatives who played in the big leagues--both baseball and football.
As many as five sons of former NFL players are expected to be selected in this year's draft, led by California high school lefthander Brian Schroeder, son of former Super Bowl-winning quarterback Jay Schroeder. Jay also was the No. 3 overall pick in the June 1979 draft.
The most significant baseball players with big league bloodlines are outfielders Anthony Gwynn, son of Tony, and Delmon Young, brother of Tigers outfielder Dmitri Young. Young is favored to be the first player drafted overall.
The sons of two former No. 1 overall picks are also expected to be drafted: outfielder Daron Roberts, son of Dave, the No. 1 pick in 1972, and righthander Brian Bannister, son of Floyd, the No. 1 pick in 1976. So is Bill Mauer, whose brother Joe went first overall in 2001. Richie Lentz, whose father Mike was the No. 2 pick in 1975, is expected to be taken as well.
A partial listing of players who will be drafted with recognizable relatives: