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2021 NFL Draft Class & UDFAs

Updated: May 6, 2021

So, the 2021 NFL Draft is done.

We were live throughout, racking up over 22 hours of live content, and about 30 different guests joined us along the way. Firstly, thank you to the boys for putting so much time into the show, firstly the prep work needed and then the actual time to do it - which as you are all aware is not UK-friendly! Secondly to those guests, they were all to-a-man, excellent value and we're releasing the videos of the interviews individually so you don't have to dig through to find them! Finally, to the viewers watched us, thank you. We really appreciate your support, especially those who got involved and asked questions!


Detroit came into the Draft with 6 picks, but left with 7 players after the trade up in the 4th delivered us a 7th in 2021, in return for our 2021 5th and 2022 4th.

The members of the Detroit draft class are:

Pick 7 - Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon.

Pick 41 - Levi Onwuzurike, DT, Washington

Pick 72 - Alim McNeill, DT, NC State

Pick 101 - Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB, Syracuse

Pick 112 - Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, USC

Pick 113 - Derrick Barnes, LB, Purdue

Pick 257 - Jermar Jefferson, RB, Oregon State.

Very quickly after the draft was over, the Lions also signed the following undrafted free agents:

Rakeem Boyd, RB, Arkansas

Dedrick Mills, RB, Nebraska

Jonathan Adams Jr, WR, Arkansas

Javon McKinley, WR, Notre Dame

Sage Surratt, WR, Wake Forest

Jake Hausmann, TE, Ohio State

Brock Wright, TE, Notre Dame

Drake Jackson, C, Kentucky

Tommy Kraemer, G, Notre Dame

D'Angelo Amos, S, Virginia

Tavante Beckett, LB, Marshall

Jerry Jacobs, CB, Arkansas

AJ Parker, CB, Kansas State

In the following weeks will we do deep dives into each of the picks, including hopefully some tape breakdown and anaylsis, and profiles on the UDFAs, so you can get to know your new Detroit Lions players as well as possible.


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Comments (2)

Ash, thank you so much for doing these. You and the rest of the ROTL UK gang are fantastic!


Jerimy Walker
Jerimy Walker
Apr 30, 2023

Greetings, I was glad to listen to your interesting interview. The season went really well. I liked the quality of your broadcast, which application did you use for this? Is it on this list? I just want to do live broadcasts

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