All-American Bowl Athletes Projected to be Selected During First Round of 2021 NFL Draft

The 2021 NFL Draft begins Thursday evening and concludes on Saturday afternoon. The All-American Bowl projects that 5-8 former All-Americans will hear their names called during the first round on Thursday night.
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Over the 21-year history of the All-American Bowl, a total of 450 All-Americans have been selected during the annual NFL Draft and that number is projected to grow this week.

The 2021 NFL Draft begins Thursday evening and concludes on Saturday afternoon. The All-American Bowl projects that 5-8 former All-Americans will hear their names called during the first round on Thursday night. The group is headlined by projected No.1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence who participated in the 2018 All-American Bowl. These athletes were considered among the top 100 players in the nation coming out of high school, and each played their final prep game at the All-American Bowl inside the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Projected First-Round Draftees

  • QB Trevor Lawrence (2018)
  • OL Penei Sewell (2018)
  • WR Jaylen Waddle (2018)
  • WR DeVonta Smith (2017)
  • DB Patrick Surtain II (2018)
  • LB Micah Parsons (2018)
  • DL Jaelan Phillips (2017)
  • RB Najee Harris (2017)

About the All-American Bowl

As an NBC Sports-owned property, the All-American Bowl is part of a marquee lineup of elite events that includes the Olympics, the NHL, the Premier League, and the number one primetime show since 2011: Sunday Night Football. The All-American Bowl is annually the most-watched, most-talked about, and most-prestigious high school all-star event with more than 4,100,000 unique television viewers and over 20,000 in attendance. The history and tradition of the All-American Bowl is unparalleled: 450 draft picks; 74 Super Bowl champions; 174 Pro Bowl selections; 13 Heisman finalists including, but not limited to: Odell Beckham Jr., Christian McCaffrey, Tim Tebow, Derrick Henry, DeVonta Smith, and Trevor Lawrence. For more information, visit NBCSports.com/AllAmericanBowl, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@AABonNBC)

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Four-Star Prospect Justin Scott Commits to 2024 All-American Bowl

Justin Scott (Chicago, IL/ St. Ignatius College Prep), the four-star prospect has officially accepted his invitation to the 2024 All-American Bowl..
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Defensive lineman Justin Scott (Chicago, IL/ St. Ignatius College Prep), the four-star prospect has officially accepted his invitation to the 2024 All-American Bowl. Having been selected to play in the twenty fourth edition of the All-American Bowl, Scott will play in the annual East vs. West matchup on Saturday, January 6, 2024, in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. ย The Bowl will be nationally televised, live on NBC and Peacock, and will feature the nationโ€™s top 100 high school football players.

Scott was selected by the All-American Bowl Selection Committee, consisting of the All-American Bowl, 247Sports and NexGen founder Brent Williams. All-Americans are eligible for the All-American Bowl Player of the Year Award, the Anthony Muรฑoz Lineman of the Year Award, the Defensive Player of the Year Award, the All-American Bowl Man of the Year, the All-American Bowl MVP Award.

Only 100 football players receive the honor of putting on the All-American Bowl jersey each year. Each player selected to participate will culminate their high school careers at the All-American Bowl.

About the All-American Bowl

As an NBC Sports-owned property, the All-American Bowl is part of a marquee lineup of elite events that includes the Olympics, the Premier League, and the number one primetime show since 2011: Sunday Night Football. The All-American Bowl is annually the most-watched, most-talked about, and most-prestigious high school all-star event with more than 4,100,000 unique television viewers and over 20,000 in attendance. The history and tradition of the All-American Bowl is unparalleled: 533 draft picks; 86 Super Bowl champions; 193 Pro Bowl selections; 16 Heisman finalists including, but not limited to: Odell Beckham Jr., Christian McCaffrey, Tim Tebow, Derrick Henry, DeVonta Smith, and Trevor Lawrence. For more information, visit NBCSports.com/AllAmericanBowl, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@AABonNBC).

Quarterback Pierce Clarkson Honored as a 2023 All-American as Part of All-American Bowlโ€™s Road to the Dome Tour

Pierce Clarkson (Bellflower, California/ St. John Bosco High School), the University of Louisville commit, was officially honored as a 2023 All-American.
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Quarterback Pierce Clarkson (Bellflower, California/ St. John Bosco High School), the University of Louisville commit, was officially honored as a 2023 All-American during a virtual jersey presentation as part of the fifth week of the Road to the Dome digital series.

Additional All-Americans honored include Christian Hamilton, Caleb Herring, Jamari Johnson, Luke Montgomery, Braxton Myers, Kadyn Proctor, and Jaedn Skeete.

Having been selected to play in the twenty-third edition of the All-American Bowl, Clarkson will play in the annual East vs. West matchup inside the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The Bowl will be nationally televised, live on NBC and Peacock, and will feature the nationโ€™s top 100 high school football players.

The Road to the Dome tour will continue to honor all 100 All-Americans with virtual jersey presentations during a 16-week series that is released through various digital and social platforms across NBC Sports.

Clarkson was selected by the All-American Bowl Selection Committee, consisting of the All-American Bowl, 247Sports and NexGen founder Brent Williams. All-Americans are eligible for the All-American Bowl Player of the Year Award, the Anthony Muรฑoz Lineman of the Year Award, the Defensive Player of the Year Award, the All-American Bowl Man of the Year, the All-American Bowl MVP Award.

Only 100 football players receive the honor of putting on the All-American Bowl jersey each year. Each player selected to participate will culminate their high school careers at the All-American Bowl.

About the All-American Bowl

As an NBC Sports-owned property, the All-American Bowl is part of a marquee lineup of elite events that includes the Olympics, the Premier League, and the number one primetime show since 2011: Sunday Night Football. The All-American Bowl is annually the most-watched, most-talked about, and most-prestigious high school all-star event with more than 4,100,000 unique television viewers and over 20,000 in attendance. The history and tradition of the All-American Bowl is unparalleled: 533 draft picks; 86 Super Bowl champions; 193 Pro Bowl selections; 16 Heisman finalists including, but not limited to: Odell Beckham Jr., Christian McCaffrey, Tim Tebow, Derrick Henry, DeVonta Smith, and Trevor Lawrence. For more information, visit NBCSports.com/AllAmericanBowl, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@AABonNBC).