The 2019 NFL Draft is just over 24 hours away, but Nike has already provided some good news to a crop of incoming rookies. On Wednesday, April 24, Nike announced its 2019 NFL rookie class which is headlined by none other than reigning Heisman Trophy winner and projected No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray.
Murray is the one player from Oklahoma to land a Nike endorsement, while players like A.J. Brown, 2018 Butkus Award winner Devin White, Damien Harris, Josh Jacobs, Daniel Jones, Drew Lock, Bryce Love, and Deebo Samuel have also received deals.
Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins also landed a Nike deal, though his endorsement is officially with the Jordan Brand.
In total, 27 rookies have signed with Nike, including 9 wide receivers and four players who participated in the national championship game in Santa Clara, California between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers. There are also two international players representing Nike, Stanford wide receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside who hails from Spain and Liberia’s Kelvin Harmon, who played collegiately at North Carolina State.
The 2019 NFL Draft will take place between April 25 and April 27 in Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville earned the honor of hosting the 84th annual player selection over cities Denver, Kansas City, Las Vegas, and Cleveland/Canton.
A full look at the 2019 Nike rookie class can be seen below.
2019 Nike NFL Rookie Class
- J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford
- A.J. Brown, WR, Mississippi
- Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State
- Andre Dillard, OL, Washington State
- Keelan Doss, WR, California-Davis
- Kelvin Harmon, WR, NC State
- Damien Harris, RB, Alabama
- Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State (Jordan Brand)
- Darrell Henderson, RB, Memphis
- Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama
- Lonnie Johnson, CB, Kentucky
- Daniel Jones, QB, Duke
- Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
- Bryce Love, RB, Stanford
- Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
- Taylor Rapp, S, Washington
- Hunter Renfrow, WR, Clemson
- Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina
- Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State
- Devin White, LB, LSU
- Jonah Williams, OL, Alabama