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2019 NFL Draft Pronunciation Guide

2019 NFL Draft Pronunciation Guide

Some names are easier to pronounce than others.  This is especially true when it comes to the NFL Draft, where there are always a number of prospects whose monikers present unique verbal challenges.  The phonetic spellings in this guide will help you correctly pronounce all of those difficult names.

 

 

A

Nasir Adderley, Delaware ….. “na-seer adder-lee” 

Freedom Akinmoladun, Nebraska ….. “ackin-MOLA-dune”

Otaro Alaka, Texas A&M ….. “oh-TAR-oh ah-LOCK-ah”

Joey Alfieri, Stanford ….. “alf-ee-AIR-ee”

Nick Allegretti, Illinois ….. “al-uh-GRET-ee”

Ugochukwu Amadi, Oregon ….. “oo-go-choo-koo uh-MOD-ee”

Jesse Aniebonam, Maryland ….. “ANNA-bone-um”

JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Stanford ….. “are-say-guh”

Ryquell Armstead, Temple ….. “ra-KWELL”

George Asafo-Adjei, Kentucky ….. “ah‐SAH‐fo ad‐JAY”

Dravon Askew-Henry, West Virginia ….. “Dray-vaughn”

Blessuan Austin, Rutgers ….. “BLESS-awn”

 

B

Dameon Baber, Nevada ….. “DAY-me-uhn BAY-ber” 

Derrick Baity, Kentucky ….. “batey”

Corrion Ballard, Utah ….. “kory-ahn”

Ben Banogu, T.C.U. ….. “ban-uh-goo”

Beau Benzschawel, Wisconsin ….. “BEN-shawl”

Ronheen Bingham, Arkansas St. ….. “Ron‐HEEN”

Khari Blasingame, Vanderbilt ….. “car-EE”

David Blough, Purdue ….. “like Plough”

Jacob Bobenmoyer, Northern Colorado ….. “BOB-en-moy-er”

Jamauri Bogan, Western Michigan ….. “juh-MAAR-ee”

Dominick Bragalone, Lehigh ….. “Brag-alone”

Nick Brossette, L.S.U. ….. “bro-Sett”

Qua Boyd, West Alabama ….. “qway”

Juwann Bushell-Beatty, Michigan ….. “Bush-L-Bait-e”

 

C

Yodny Cajuste, West Virginia ….. “ka-JUST” 

Squally Canada, B.Y.U. ….. “squall-ee”

Jerard Carter, Houston ….. “Juh-rard”

Khairi Clark, Florida ….. “Kerry”

Te’von Coney, Notre Dame ….. “tay-von”

Thomas Costigan, Bryant ….. “COST-uh-gihn”

Damarea Crockett, Missouri ….. “DUH-marr-ee-aye”

Koron Crump, Arizona St. ….. “co-RON”

 

D

Kahzin Daniels, Charleston ….. “Kah-zin”

Michael Deiter, Wisconsin ….. “DEE-ter” 

Elkanah Dillon, Oregon ….. “EL-CANE-ugh”

Winston Dimel, U.T.E.P. ….. “DIM-ul”

Jacob Dolegala, Central Connecticut St. ….. “DOLE-UH-GAAL-UH”

Mike Dudek, Illinois ….. “DOO-dec”

O’Shea Dugas, Louisiana Tech ….. “OH-SHAY DOO-GAHS”

Ashton Dulin, Malone (OH) ….. “DOO-lin”

Jovon Durante, Florida Atlantic ….. “duh-rant”

 

E

Alec Eberle, Florida St. ….. “Ebb-er-lee”

Emeke Egbule, Houston ….. “uh-Mek-EE Egg-Boo-Lay”

E.J. Ejiya, North Texas ….. “ay-GEE-uh”

A.J. Erdely, U.A.B. ….. “ur-duh-lee”

 

F

Justin Falcinelli, Clemson ….. “fal-sih-NEHL-ee”

Lo Falemaka, Utah ….. “fah-lay-ma-ka”

Brandon Fanaika, Stanford ….. “fuh-NYE-kuh”

Corey Fatony, Missouri ….. “Fuh-TOE-nee”

Clelin Ferrell, Clemson ….. “CLEE-lihn FUHR-ell”

Brian Fineanganofo, Idaho St. ….. “Finney-on-gan-o-fo”

Stefan Flintoft, UCLA ….. “STEPH-an”

Malik Fountain, Central Michigan ….. “Muh-LEEK”

Ceejhay French-Love, Arizona St. ….. “C-J”

Hjalte Froholdt, Arkansas ….. “YELL-duh FRO-holt”

Travis Fulgham, Old Dominion ….. “Full-Gum”

 

G

Rafael Gaglianone, Wisconsin ….. “HA-fy-el GAH-glee-ah-no-nee”

Lamont Gaillard, Georgia ….. “Gill-yard” 

Ty Gangi, Nevada ….. “GAN-gee”

Tyler Gauthier, Miami (FL) ….. “GO-thee-ay”

Jake Gervase, Iowa ….. “JIR-voss”

Gerri Green, Mississippi St. ….. “GAIR-ee”

Kwadra Griggs, Southern Miss ….. “Quad-dre”

Gage Gubrud, Eastern Washington ….. “goo-brood”

Porter Gustin, USC ….. “GUS-tin”

Jalen Guyton, North Texas ….. “guy-tin”

 

H

Saquan Hampton, Rutgers ….. “Say-quan” 

Terrill Hanks, New Mexico St. ….. “Tuh-rell” 

Mecole Hardman, Georgia ….. “MEE-cole”

Ajene Harris, USC ….. “uh-JAY-nay”

N’Keal Harry, Arizona St. ….. “neh-KEEL”

Montre Hartage, Northwestern ….. “mon-TRAY HEART-age”

Seth Hebert, Central Missouri ….. “Ay-bear”

George Helmuth, Fresno St. ….. “HEL-myth”

Parker Hesse, Iowa ….. “HESS-ee”

Kiy Hester, Rutgers ….. “Ky”

Karan Higdon, Michigan ….. “ka-RON”

Tabari Hines, Oregon ….. “tuh-BAR-ee”

 

I

Seun Idowu, Pittsburgh ….. “Shawn EYE-dough-woo”

Ridwan Issahaku, T.C.U. ….. “is-UH-ha-koo”

Jerry Iweh, Fairmont St.. ….. “E-way”

 

J

Soso Jamabo, UCLA ….. “Juh-MAH-bo”

Iseoluwapo Jegede, Valdosta St. ….. “Is-ee-OH-loo-WAH-po Juh-GHED-ee”

Elgton Jenkins, Mississippi St. ….. “EL-tuhn (Silent g)”

Doyin Jibowu, Fort Hayes St. ….. “DOY-in Jih-BOE-woo”

Jon’Vea Johnson, Toledo ….. “JOHN-vay”

Olabisi Johnson, Colorado St. ….. “oh-luh-BEE-see”

Tyron Johnson, Colorado St. ….. “TIE-ruhn”

 

K

Corbin Kaufusi, B.Y.U. ….. “Kaw-Foo-see”

Kingsley Keke, Texas A&M ….. “KEY-KEY”

Anthoula Kelly, Fresno St. ….. “An-thu-la”

Tyree Kinnel, Michigan ….. “Kinn-ill”

Jacob Knipp, Northern Colorado ….. “NIP”

Davis Koppenhaver, Duke ….. “CO-pen-hay-ver”

Sean Krepsz, Nevada ….. “KREPS”

Jordan Kunaszyk, California ….. “kuh-NAH-shick”

 

L

Ului Lapuaho, B.Y.U. ….. “Oo-LOO-ee Lah-poo-AH-hoh”

Jimmy Leatiota, Eastern Michigan ….. “LEE-ah-TEE-oh-tah”

C’yontai Lewis, Florida ….. “CEE-on-TAY”

Toa Lobendahn, USC ….. “TOE-uh low-ben-DON”

David Lucero, U.T.E.P. ….. “Lue-Sair-Roe”

 

M

Alizé Mack, Notre Dame ….. “al-Lih-zaye”

TaQuon Marshall, Georgia Tech ….. “tay-quon”

Travon McMillian, Colorado ….. “mick-MILL-en”

Lukayus McNeil, Louisville ….. “loo-KAY-is”

Bry’Kiethon Mouton, Nicholls St. ….. “Bry-keeth-un Moo-tawn”

Aaron Monteiro, Boston College ….. “Mon-TEAR-oh (Tear Rhymes with Fair)”

Patrick Mekari, California ….. “muh-CARE-ee”

Vinny Mihota, Virginia Tech ….. “muh-HOE-ta”

Bryan Mone, Michigan ….. “mo-NAY”

Sam Mustipher, Notre Dame ….. “Mus-tuh-fur”

Chris Myarick, Temple ….. “MY-rick”

Iman Marshall, USC ….. “EE-mon”

 

N

Isaac Nauta, Georgia ….. “NAW-tuh”

Yosuah Nijman, Virginia Tech ….. “YOSH-u-ah NYJ-man”

Keisean Nixon, South Carolina ….. “KEE-shawn”

Sean Nuernberger, Ohio St. ….. “NERN-ber-ger”

Frank Nutile, Temple ….. “New Tile”

 

O

Dare Odeyingbo, Vanderbilt ….. “dar-EE O-duh-yeng-BO”

Chidi Okeke, Tennessee St. ….. “Chid-ee O-kee-kee”

Bobby Okereke, Stanford ….. “oh-KAY-ray-kay”

Qadree Ollison, Pittsburgh ….. “quad-dre”

Bolu Olorunfunmi, UCLA ….. “BO-lu OH-lor-RUN-fun-me”

Charles Omenihu, Texas ….. “oh-MEN-ah-hoo”

Michael Onuoha, Texas A&M-Commerce ….. “uh-NO-ha”

Addison Ooms, California ….. “OH-ms”

Iosua Opeta, Weber St. ….. “Yo-su-a O-pet-a”

Amani Oruwariye, Penn St. ….. “UH-monn-E O-rue-waar-ee-A”

A.J. Ouellette, Ohio ….. “O-LETT”

Jarrell Owens, Oklahoma St. ….. “juh-RELL”

Devine Ozigbo, Nebraska ….. “oh-ZIG-bo”

 

P

Jacques Patrick, Florida St. ….. “Jah-Kez”

Natrez Patrick, Georgia ….. “NAY-trez”

Alex Pechin, Bucknell ….. “PEE-chun”

Peyton Pelluer, Washington St. ….. “PUH-loo-er”

Tyler Petite, USC ….. “puh-TEET”

Braxton Pfaff, Virginia Tech ….. “FAFF”

Ravian Pierce, Syracuse ….. “Ray-veon”

Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama ….. “Piersch-baker”

Jachai Polite, Florida ….. “JA-kiiii”

Terronne Prescod, North Carolina St. ….. “tehr OWN PRESS cod”

Joe Protheroe, Cal Poly ….. “PRO-throw”

Derrick Puni, Central Missouri ….. “Poo-knee”

 

Q

 

R

Evan Rabon, Coastal Carolina ….. “Ray-bun”

Kyle Rachwal, Eastern Michigan ….. “rockwall”

Dalton Risner, Kansas St. ….. “RISE-ner”

Malik Rosier, Miami (FL) ….. “RO-jurr”

Dontavius Russell, Auburn ….. “don-TAY-vee-us”

Brett Rypien, Boise St. ….. “RIP-in”

Davanta Reynolds, North Carolina Central ….. “Dah-VON-tay”

 

S

Olive Sagapolu, Wisconsin ….. “oh-LEE-vay SONG-ah-poe-loo” 

Dru Samia, Oklahoma ….. “sah-MEE-uh”

Jake Sammut, U.T.E.P. ….. “Sam-it”

Quart’e Sapp, Tennessee ….. “quar-TAY”

Khalen Saunders, Western Illinois ….. “KAH-len”

Mavin Saunders, Kansas ….. “May-vin”

Qua Searcy, Georgia Tech ….. “qway sir-cee”

Sam Seonbuchner, Iowa St. ….. “Scene-buckner”

Antonio Shenault, Minnesota ….. “shuh-nault”

Zach Sinor, Oklahoma St. ….. “SIGH-ner”

Saivion Smith, Alabama ….. “Say-vee-ahn”

Matt Sokol, Michigan St. ….. “SO-kull”

Wilton Speight, UCLA ….. “Spayt”

Tyree St. Louis, Miami (FL) ….. “Like the City”

Jervontius Stallings, Kentucky ….. “jer‐VON‐tee‐us”

Paul Stawarz, Texas Tech ….. “STAY-wars”

Jarrett Stidham, Auburn ….. “STID-um”

Connor Strachan, Boston College ….. “Struh-HAN”

 

T

Jordan Ta’amu, Ole Miss ….. “tah-AH-moo”

Sione Takitaki, B.Y.U. ….. “See-OH-nay TAH-kee-TAH-kee”

Suli Tamaivena, Utah St. ….. “Sue-lee Tuh-my-ven-uh”

Ron’Quavion Tarver, Utah St. ….. “Ron-kway-V-un”

Josiah Tauaefa, Texas-San Antonio ….. “to-afe-ah”

Jahlani Tavai, Hawaii ….. “tah-VIE”

Marvell Tell III, USC ….. “mar-VELL”

Jacob Thieneman, Purdue ….. “THEEN-uh-MIN” 

Chris Tilbey, USC ….. “TILL-bee”

Jay-Tee Tiuli, Eastern Washington ….. “tee-oo-lee”

KaVontae Turpin, T.C.U. ….. “kuh-VON-tay”

 

U

Xavier Ubosi, U.A.B. ….. “You-bow-see”

Oli Udoh, Elon ….. “OH-lee OO-doh”

John Ursua, Hawaii ….. “Ur-Soo-uh”

 

V

Patrick Vahe, Texas ….. “vah-HAY”

Kalani Vakameilalo, Oregon St. ….. “vah-kah-may-lah-loh”

 

W

Aca’Cedric Ware, USC ….. “awk-uh-SAID-rick”

Kahale Warring, San Diego St. ….. “Kah-HALL-ay WHERE-ing”

Nic Weishar, Notre Dame ….. “wish-err”

Kerrith White, Florida Atlantic ….. “K-ear-ith white”

Mazzi Wilkins, South Florida ….. “MAH-zee”

Andraez Williams, L.S.U. ….. “Ahn-dray-ez”

Aeris Williams, Mississippi St. ….. “AIR-us”

Khari Willis, Michigan St. ….. “car-Ē”

Andrew Wingard, Wyoming ….. “WING-urd”

Chase Winovich, Michigan ….. “WIN-o-vich”

 

X

Oshane Ximines, Old Dominion ….. “Oh-Shane Zim-ah-Nes”

 

Y

Willie Yarbary, Wake Forest ….. “YAR-bare-ee”

 

Z

Olamide Zaccheaus, Virginia ….. “Oh-lama-day Za-key-us”

 



 






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