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)