Every yr, there are a number of NFL Draft prospects with ties to the league and this yr isn’t any exception. Here are among the connections to know forward of the 2023 NFL Draft (you may try the place we rank each prospect right here).
Baylor LB Dillon Doyle
Doyle’s older brother, Declan, is the tight ends coach for the Broncos. Declan had beforehand served as an offensive assistant for the Saints for 4 years, together with three underneath head coach Sean Payton.
Marshall CB Steven Gilmore
He’s the youthful brother of Cowboys cornerback Stephon Gilmore. The elder Gilmore has gained a Super Bowl since being taken No. 10 total within the 2012 NFL Draft. Dallas not too long ago acquired Gilmore after he spent the primary 11 years of his profession with the Bills, Patriots, Panthers and Colts.
TCU CB Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson
Hodges-Tomlinson is the nephew of former NFL working again LaDainian Tomlinson, who performed 11 seasons within the NFL with the Chargers and Jets. Tomlinson was the No. 5 total choice within the 2001 NFL Draft. He went on to build up over 18,000 all-purpose yards en path to a number of NFL information.
Stanford CB Kyu Blu Kelly
Kelly’s father, Brian, performed at USC and 11 years professionally for the Buccaneers (1998-2007) and Lions (2008).
Washington OL Jaxson Kirkland
Kirkland’s father, Dean, was an eleventh spherical choice by the Bills within the 1991 NFL Draft. He additionally performed with the Buccaneers and Broncos.
Indiana CB Tiawan Mullen
Mullen is the brother of Ravens cornerback Trayvon Mullen, who was taken by the Raiders within the second spherical of the 2019 NFL Draft, and cousin of Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, who was taken within the first spherical of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Oregon State TE Luke Musgrave
Musgrave’s uncle, Bill Musgrave, is at present a senior offensive assistant for the Browns. Bill Musgrave’s teaching profession started in 1997 and spans 27 years, together with stints as offensive coordinator with the Eagles, Panthers, Jaguars, Vikings, Raiders and Broncos. He performed quarterback within the NFL from 1991 to 1998 for the Cowboys, 49ers, Broncos and Colts.
LSU EDGE B.J. Ojulari
He’s the youthful brother of Giants edge rusher Azeez Ojulari, who has recorded 13.5 sacks since being taken within the second spherical of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Penn State CB Joey Porter Jr.
Porter’s father, Joey Sr., was the skin linebackers coach for the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers from 2015-2018, and he beforehand performed 13 seasons for the Steelers, Dolphins and Cardinals. Porter’s cousin, Jason Gildon, performed 10 years for the Steelers and one season for the Jaguars. Another cousin, Larry Birdine Jr., performed three seasons within the NFL.
Northern Iowa S Benny Sapp III
Sapp’s father, Benny Sapp Jr., performed within the NFL for eight seasons with the Chiefs, Vikings and Dolphins.
Northwestern OL Peter Skoronski
Skoronski’s grandfather, Bob, is a member of the Packers Hall of Fame having performed offensive deal with for legendary head coach Vince Lombardi. Bob Skoronski was a five-time NFL champion and two-time Super Bowl champion in 13 years with Green Bay.
Oklahoma P Michael Turk
Two of Turk’s uncles performed within the NFL: three-time Pro Bowler Matt Turk was a punter for 16 seasons and Dan Turk was an offensive lineman for 15 seasons.
South Alabama WR Jalen Wayne
Wayne is the nephew of Pro Football Hall of Fame huge receiver Reggie Wayne, who at present serves because the Colts huge receivers coach. Reggie Wayne is a Super Bowl champion who recorded over 1,000 receptions and 14,000 yards within the NFL alongside quarterback Peyton Manning.
Oregon State CB Rejzohn Wright
Wright is the youthful brother of Cowboys cornerback Nahshon Wright, who was drafted within the third spherical of the 2021 NFL Draft.
The 2023 NFL Draft is to happen from April 27-29 in Kansas City, Missouri. Here are CBSSports.com’s prospect rankings.
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