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2021 NFL Draft Pronunciation Guide

2021 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

Jhamon Ausbon, Texas A&M ….. “JAH-mon | OZ-bun”

 

B

Marcelino Ball, Indiana ….. “Mar-Cell-EE-no”

Carlos Basham, Jr., Wake Forest ….. “BASH-em”

Deonte Brown, Alabama ….. “dee-ON-tay”

Shane Buechele, S.M.U. ….. “boo-SHELL”

Rodjay Burns, Louisville ….. “Ra-jay”

Rico Bussey, Hawaii ….. “buss-EE”

Camryn Bynum, California ….. “CAM-rin”

 

C

Stephen Carr, USC ….. “STEEV-un

Tariq Castro-Fields, Penn St ….. “TUH-reek

Damonte Coxie, Memphis ….. “Coax-ee”

 

D

Jaelon Darden, North Texas ….. “jay-lin”

Kuony Deng, California ….. “coin | dang”

 

E

Trestan Ebner, Baylor ….. “TRESS-tan | EBB-nurr”

Sam Ehlinger, Texas ….. “EL-in-gurr”

Liam Eichenberg, Notre Dame ….. “ike-EN-burg”

Milo Eifler, Illinois ….. “MEE-LOW | EYE-fler”

Greg Eilland, Mississippi St. ….. “Rhymes with Island”

Emeka Emezie, North Carolina St ….. “eh-MECK-ah | ee-MEE-zee”

D’Wayne Eskridge, Western Michigan ….. “DUH-wayne”

Travis Etienne, Clemson ….. “EE-tee-ehn”

Nick Eubanks, Michigan ….. “YOO-banks”

 

F

Cyrus Fagan, Florida St. ….. “Fay-Ginn”

Austin Faoliu, Oregon ….. “fal-ee-you

Demetric Felton, UCLA ….. “duh-ME-trick”

Miller Forristall, Alabama ….. “forest-ALL”

Pat Freiermuth, Penn St. ….. “fryer-muth”

Will Fries, Penn St. ….. “FRY-z”

 

G

Tyree Gillespie, Missouri ….. “tie‐REE”

Tay Gowan, Central Florida ….. “Gow-un”

 

H

Najee Harris, Alabama ….. “NAH-gee”

Daelin Hayes, Notre Dame ….. “DAY-lin”

Lakia Henry, Ole Miss ….. “luh-KEY-ah”

Malik Herring, Georgia ….. “muh-LEEK”

Changa Hodge, Virginia Tech ….. “Chain-guh”

Tristen Hoge, B.Y.U. ….. “Hawj”

 

I

Josh Imatorbhebhe, Illinois ….. “ee-MAT-or-bay-bay”

 

J

Alaric Jackson, Iowa ….. “AH-lair-ick”

Tarron Jackson, Coastal Carolina ….. “Tuh-ron”

Brenden Jaimes, Nebraska ….. “HYME-iss”

Teven Jenkins, Oklahoma St. ….. “TEV-in”

 

K

D’Eriq King, Miami (FL) ….. “Dee-Eric”

 

L

Richard LeCounte, Georgia ….. “luh-COUNT”

Deommodore Lenoir, Oregon ….. “dee-AH-mo-door | luh-NOOR”

 

M

Racey McMath, L.S.U. ….. “Race-ee”

Michal Menet, Penn St. ….. “men-NET”

Samdup Miller, Northwestern ….. “sahm-DOOP”

Osirus Mitchell, Mississippi St. ….. “o-SIGH-russ”

Nick Muse, South Carolina ….. “Muze”

 

N

Hamsah Nasirildeen, Florida St. ….. “Naz-ril-deen”

 

O

Dayo Odeyingbo, Vanderbilt ….. “day-oh | oh-DANG-bow”

Osa Odighizuwa, UCLA ….. “OH-suh | Oh-DIGGY-zoo-wuh”

Ade Ogundeji, Notre Dame ….. “ah-DAY | O-gun-day-gee”

Levi Onwuzurike, Washington ….. “own-zur-EE-kay”

 

P

Dareuan Parker, Mississippi St. ….. “DARE-ee-UN”

Kwity Paye, Michigan ….. “QUIT-tee | PAY”

Tony Poljan, Virginia ….. “POLE-jan”

 

Q

 

 

R

Dillon Radunz, North Dakota St. ….. “RAY-duhns”

Trey Ragas, Louisiana ….. “RAY-gus”

Hamilcar Rashed, Jr., Oregon St. ….. “Hamica | rah-SHEED”

Reggie Roberson, Jr., S.M.U. ….. “ROB-er-son”

Janarius Robinson, Florida St. ….. “Juh-NAR-us”

Quincy Roche, Miami (FL) ….. “roe-SHAY”

Robert Rochell, Central Arkansas ….. “row-SHELL”

Gregory Rousseau, Miami (FL) ….. “Roo-SO”

 

S

Jordon Scott, Oregon ….. “Jor-DON”

Penei Sewell, Oregon ….. “peh-NAY | Sue-ll”

D’Ante Smith, East Carolina ….. “dee-ONTAY”

Ihmir Smith-Marsette, Iowa ….. “AH-meer | Smith MAR-set”

Marquez Stevenson, Houston ….. “Mar-quez”

Rhamondre Stevenson, Oklahoma ….. “ruh-MON-dray”

Grant Stuard, Houston ….. “Stew-urd”

Chazz Surratt, North Carolina ….. “suh-RATT”

Sage Surratt, Wake Forest ….. “suh-RATT”

 

T

Erroll Thompson, Mississippi St. ….. “AIR-uhl”

Tariqious Tisdale, Ole Miss ….. “TIE-ree-kuss”

Khyiris Tonga, B.Y.U. ….. “Kye-riss | Tonga (Like the Country)”

Samori Toure, Kansas ….. “Sa-MOR-ee | TOO-rey”

Joe Tryon, Washington ….. “Try-on”

Jay Tufele, USC ….. “too-FAY-lay”

Syrus Tuitele, Fresno St. ….. “Two-tell-E”

 

U

 

 

V

Cole Van Lanen, Wisconsin ….. “van LANN-en”

Tyler Vaughns, USC ….. “VONS”

Alijah Vera-Tucker, USC ….. “uh-LIE-jhuh | VARE-uh TUK-ur”

 

W

Jack Wohlabaugh, Duke ….. “WOLE-uh-bah”

Devonte Wyatt, Georgia ….. “di-VAHN-tay”

 

X

 

 

Y

Kenny Yeboah, Ole Miss ….. “ya-BOW-uh”

 

Z

 

 



 






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