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By the Numbers: The NIKE, Inc., 2019 NFL Rookie Class

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Former Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray

Prior to the 2019 NFL draft, NIKE, Inc., officially welcomes a new rookie class to its Football roster. Here’s a look at some notable numbers behind this year’s players:

27 rookies have signed with NIKE, Inc.
The class spans 8 collegiate conferences and includes 7 consensus All-Americans

9 positions are represented
Wide receivers tally the highest count for position at 7

10 players come from teams who won their conference championships
2 of those teams (Alabama and Clemson) went undefeated during the regular season

4 players competed in the national title game
Damien Harris (RB), Josh Jacobs (RB) and Jonah Williams (OL) from Alabama; Hunter Renfrow (WR) from Clemson

2 players are international
Spain’s JJ Arcega-Whiteside (WR) and Liberia’s Kevin Harmon (WR) came to the U.S. and completed their collegiate careers

1 player started as a walk-on in college
As a redshirt freshman out of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Clemson’s Hunter Renfrow (WR) started 10 games and caught 33 passes for 492 yards and 5 touchdowns

1 player was the winner of the nation’s most prestigious award
Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray (QB) ranked in the top-5 nationally in 2018 for passing efficiency (199.2), passing yardage (4,361), passing touchdowns (42) and rushing yardage by a quarterback (123-1,001-7.3, 12 TD)

 

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