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Detroit Lions announce 32 players will participate in rookie mini-camp

Every drafted player except Penei Sewell will be in attendance

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Today, the Detroit Lions will begin holding their three-day rookie mini-camp—ending on Sunday, May 16th—and they have announced that 32 players will be participating in the festivities in Allen Park.

While the Lions have only announced two of their seven drafted players are under contract, Alim McNeill and Jermar Jefferson, the rest will reportedly be in attendance, save first-round pick Penei Sewell, who will miss camp after testing positive for COVID-19.

Here is the full list of participants.

Drafted players:

2nd round - DT Levi Onwuzurike - Washington
3rd round - DT Alim McNeill – North Carolina State
3rd round - CB Ifeatu Melifonwu - Syracuse
4th round - WR Amon-Ra St. Brown - USC
4th round - LB Derrick Barnes - Purdue
7th round - RB Jermar Jefferson – Oregon State


RB Rakeem Boyd – Arkansas
RB Dedrick Mills – Nebraska
WR Jonathan Adams – Arkansas State
WR Javon McKinley – Notre Dame
WR Sage Surratt – Wake Forest
TE Jake Hausmann – Ohio State
TE Brock Wright – Notre Dame
OL Drake Jackson – Kentucky
OL Tommy Kraemer – Notre Dame
LB Tavante Beckett – Marshall
CB Jerry Jacobs – Arkansas
CB A.J. Parker – Kansas State
S D’Angelo Amos – Virginia

Rookies from the 2020 draft class:

These are players who were part of the 2020 draft cycle but were not on an NFL roster last season.

TE Hunter Thedford - Utah
OL Evan Heim – Minnesota State-Mankato

First-year eligible players

These are players who have less than one year of accrued NFL experience and have previously been on an NFL roster in some capacity.

WR Tom Kennedy – Bryant
TE Alize Mack – Notre Dame
DE Robert McCray – Indiana
LB Anthony Pittman – Wayne State
S Jalen Elliott – Notre Dame
LS Scott Daly – Notre Dame

Try-out players

These are players who do not have a contract with an NFL team and are trying out for the Lions in hopes of earning a spot on the 90-man roster.

WR A.J. Taylor – Wisconsin
TE Charlie Taumoepeau – Portland State
CB Alex Brown – South Carolina State
S Alijah Holder – Stanford
S Nick Pickett – Oregon

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