Twenty-Two Bowl ALumni Selected in 2024 NFL Draft

April 29, 2024

For Immediate Release

April 29th, 2024


Tampa, FL -- Over its 38-year history the ReliaQuest Bowl has played host to some of the best college football players in the game. This past weekend's NFL draft featured twenty-two (22) players selected that have played in the Bowl in recent years, including four (4) first- round picks.

In addition to the players drafted, at least 15 more players have already signed Undrafted Free Agent contracts with NFL teams.

To date, more than 1,200 alumni of the bowl, including 119 first-round picks, have gone on to the NFL over the history of the bowl game.

2024 NFL Draft Picks of ReliaQuest Bowl Alumni

1st Round

Malik Nabers, WR, LSU, by New York Giants (6)

Olumuyiwa Fashanu, OT, Penn State, by NY Jets (11)

Bo Nix, QB, Oregon, by Denver (12)

Brian Thomas Jr., WR, LSU, by Jacksonville (23)

2nd Round

Jer'Zhan Newton, DT, Illinois, by Washington (36)

Tyler Nubin, S, Minnesota, by New York Giants (47)

Maason Smith, DT, LSU, by Jacksonville (48)

3rd Round

Caedan Wallace, OT, Penn State, by New England (68)

Isaiah Adams, G, Illinois, by Arizona (72)

Tip Reiman, TE, Illinois, by Arizona (82)

4Th Round

Theo Johnson, TE, Penn State, by New York Giants (107)

Decamerion Richardson, CB, Mississippi State, by Las Vegas (112)

Jordan Jefferson, DT, LSU, by Jacksonville (116)

Tanor Bortolini, C, Wisconsin, by Indianapolis (117)

5th Round

No picks

6th Round

Casey Washington, WR, Illinois, by Atlanta (187)

Mekhi Wingo, DT, LSU, by Detroit (189)

Jaden Crumedy, DT, Mississippi State, by Carolina (200)

Nathaniel Watson, LB, Mississippi State, by Cleveland (206)

Cam Little, K, Arkansas, by Jacksonville (212)

Beaux Limmer, C, Arkansas, by LA Rams (217)

Daequan Hardy, CB, Penn State, by Baltimore (219)

7th Round

Kalen King, CB, Penn State, by Green Bay (256)

About the Bowl:

The ReliaQuest Bowl typically attracts tens of thousands of out-of-market visitors each year from more than forty states who join local fans in generating an economic impact estimated at more than $1.1 billion for the community over the bowls history. The game also generates tens of millions of dollars in exposure for the region each year and has contributed $176 million to universities over its history. The ReliaQuest Bowl Charitable Giving Initiative also donates at least $500,000 each year to area non-profits with more than $4 million provided to more than 195 area charities since 2016.