Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, Penei Sewell among 45 players to participate virtually in draft

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Many of the top prospects in the 2021 NFL draft won’t be in Cleveland.

In addition to 13 players who have confirmed they will attend, another 45 players have decided to participate virtually.

That includes Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who will be the Jaguars’ first overall pick. Also participating virtually are Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields and Oregon offensive tackle Penei Sewell, two likely Top 10 picks.

Other well-known college players participating in the draft virtually include Clemson running back Travis Etienne, Alabama running back Najee Harris, South Carolina cornerback Jaycee Horn, Virginia Tech offensive tackle Christian Darrisaw and Michigan edge rusher Kwity Paye.

The rest of the players participating virtually are Carlos Basham of Wake Forest, Jalen Mayfield of Michigan, Rashod Bateman of Minnesota, Quinn Meinerz of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Nick Bolton of Missouri, Trevon Moehrig of TCU, Tyson Campbell of Georgia, Elijah Moore of Mississippi, Andre Cisco of Syracuse, Rondale Moore of Purdue, Samuel Cosmi of Texas, Dylan Moses of Alabama, Jabril Cox of LSU, Greg Newsome of Northwestern, , Azeez Ojulari of Georgia, Jamin Davis of Kentucky, Joseph Ossai of Texas, Wyatt Davis of Ohio State, Jayson Oweh of Penn State, Landon Dickerson of Alabama, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah of Notre Dame, Ronnie Perkins of Oklahoma, Pat Freiermuth of Penn State, Jaelan Phillips of Miami, Jevon Holland of Oregon, Trey Smith of Tennessee, Amon-Ra St. Brown of USC, Creed Humphrey of Oklahoma, Chazz Surratt of North Carolina, Brevin Jordan of Miami, Kadarius Toney of Florida, Tommy Tremble of Notre Dame, Alex Leatherwood of Alabama, Jay Tufele of USC, Hunter Long of Boston College, Alijah Vera-Tucker of USC and Terrace Marshall of LSU.

10 responses to “Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, Penei Sewell among 45 players to participate virtually in draft

  1. That’s the correct approach. No need to go just to hug Goodell for show biz reasons.

  2. No draft choice is set in stone. The Jaguars may not pick Trevor Lawrence and the Jets may not pick Zach Wilson.

  3. It’s up to them, but why pass up a once in a lifetime chance to come into the NFL on the big stage? Especially Sewell. He opted out of the season last year and is now opting out of the draft event? I’m getting the feeling he he would opt out of playing in the NFL if he wasn’t such high draft pick. Not a good look for him.

  4. I thought a lot more would go. An opportunity to give a heart felt thank you to their parents on the biggest stage.
    But those unexpected drops, and the potential seat in the ‘green room’ may give me pause. Some of these first rounders won’t be first rounders. That looks fairly stressful.

  5. Because if they do it remotely, they have the ability to sell their own sponsorships during the live on-camera segments. NFL limits what you can wear on-site, but a shot of Trevor Lawrence wearing Addidas, eating Taco Bell, and Coke bottles strategically placed is valuable.

  6. Watching the draft is like going to watch your neighbors kid graduate from the third grade.

  7. duhe77 says:
    April 25, 2021 at 10:39 am
    Because if they do it remotely, they have the ability to sell their own sponsorships during the live on-camera segments. NFL limits what you can wear on-site, but a shot of Trevor Lawrence wearing Addidas, eating Taco Bell, and Coke bottles strategically placed is valuable.

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    Pretty sure that the NFL limits those little tricks too

  8. I enjoy watching the draft and while it would be more fun if all the players were there there in person, I understand that there is no need to risk their health simply to hug Goodell.

    What I miss most at the draft are the rabid fans, especially the Jets fans that boo every pick, regardless of who is picked (I’m not a Jets fan, but am interested to see how Saleh does there).

  9. Sounds like 7 out of the likely first 10 picks are attending the draft. Not bad for a draft taking place during a pandemic.

  10. Honestly, since the Bucs brought back all 22 starters, I don’t even know why we’re having a draft or a season, since everyone is handing them the Lombardi Trophy already!
    I love it though, because the only thing harder than winning a Super Bowl is winning it twice in a row, so it’s going to be fun watching everyone give the Bucs their best shot every week.
    The sad part is, the Bucs have one of the easiest schedules in football this year. The good news is they’ll have it so easy most of the time when they get to the playoffs and have to play good teams, their soft schedule effects will probably show up.

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