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Record 33 Outback Bowl Alumni Selected in NFL Draft

April 27, 2020

Tampa, FL -- Over its 34-year history the Outback Bowl hasplayed host to some of the best college football players in the sport. This year's NFL draft featured a record thirty-three(33) players that have played in recent Outback Bowl games, including elevenfrom the 2020 game and five first-round picks.

Three of the players were drafted by the Tampa BayBuccaneers including No. 13 pick Tristan Wirfs from Iowa who played in the 2019Outback Bowl, and teammates Antoine Winfield Jr. and Tyler Johnson of Minnesotawho played in the 2020 bowl. Johnson wasMVP of the game.

In addition to the 33 players drafted, another 20 players havesigned Un-drafted Free Agent contracts with NFL teams.

To date, at least 987 alumni of the bowl, including 112first-round picks, have gone on to the NFL over the history of the bowl game.


2020 Draft Picks byround (overall selection):

1st Round

Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn, by Carolina Panthers (7)

Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa, by Tampa Bay (13)

Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina, by San Francisco (14)

Cesar Ruiz, OL, Michigan, by New Orleans (24)

Noah Igbinoghene, CB/KR, Auburn, by Miami (30)

2nd Round

Antoine Winfield Jr., S, Minnesota, by Tampa Bay (45)

Marlon Davidson, DE, Auburn, by Atlanta, (47)

A.J. Espenesa, DE, Iowa, by Buffalo, (54)

Josh Ulche, LB, Michigan, by New England (60)

Willie Gay Jr., LB, Mississippi State, by Kansas City (63)

3rd Round

Michael Ojemudio, CB, Iowa, by Denver (77)

Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina, by Las Vegas (81)

Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State, by Minnesota (89)

Tyre Phillips, OL, Mississippi State, by Baltimore (106)

4th Round

D.J. Wonnum, DE, South Carolina, by Minnesota (117)

Ben Bredeson, OG, Michigan, by Baltimore

Jack Driscoll, OT, Auburn, by Philadelphia (145)

5th Round

Daniel Thomas, S, Auburn, by Jacksonville (157)

Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota, by Tampa Bay (161)

Khaleke Hudson, LB, Michigan, by Washington (162)

Kamal Martin, LB, Minnesota, by Green Bay (175)

6th Round

Mike Onwenu, OG, Michigan, by New England (182)

Donovan People-Jones, WR, Michigan, by Cleveland (187)

Jon Runyan, OG, Michigan, by Green Bay (192)

Josh Metllus, S, Michigan, by Minnesota (205)

Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn, by Philadelphia (210)

Jordan Glasgow, LB, Michigan, by Indianapolis (213)

Freddie Swain, WR, Florida, by Seattle (214)

7th Round

Carter Coughlin, DE, Minnesota, by New York Giants (218)

T.J. Brunson, LB, South Carolina, by New York Giants (238)

Nate Stanley, QB,Iowa, by Minnesota (244)

Chris Williamson, CB, Minnesota, by New York Giants (247)

Tyrie Cleveland, WR, Florida, by Denver (252)