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Published: April 24, 2019 at 10:38 a.m.
Updated: April 24, 2019 at 12:10 p.m.

2019 draft prospects with NFL family ties

This year's draft class has quite a few ties to current and past players in the NFL. Nick Bosa, Riley Ridley and D.K. Metcalf are among those from the 2019 draft with family ties. Check out who else is connected to the NFL.

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  • Brother, Joey Bosa, was drafted in the first round by the San Diego Chargers in 2016, and father, John, DE, played for three years with the Miami Dolphins from 1987-1989. 25

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    Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State

    Brother, Joey Bosa, was drafted in the first round by the San Diego Chargers in 2016, and father, John, DE, played for three years with the Miami Dolphins from 1987-1989.

  • Brother, Calvin Ridley, WR, was drafted in 2018 by the Atlanta Falcons. 24

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    Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia

    Brother, Calvin Ridley, WR, was drafted in 2018 by the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Father, Terrence Metcalf, a guard, was drafted in the third round in 2002 by the Chicago Bears and played for seven seasons from 2002-2008. 23

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    D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss

    Father, Terrence Metcalf, a guard, was drafted in the third round in 2002 by the Chicago Bears and played for seven seasons from 2002-2008.

  • Father, Devin Bush Sr., a safety, played for eight seasons in the NFL. Drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the first round in 1995, he played with them through 1998, followed by the St. Louis Rams (1999-2000), where he won Super Bowl XXXIV, and Cleveland Browns (2001-2002). 22

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    Devin Bush, LB, University of Michigan

    Father, Devin Bush Sr., a safety, played for eight seasons in the NFL. Drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the first round in 1995, he played with them through 1998, followed by the St. Louis Rams (1999-2000), where he won Super Bowl XXXIV, and Cleveland Browns (2001-2002).

  • Cousin, Antonio Brown, four-time All-Pro wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers and now with the Oakland Raiders. 21

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    Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma

    Cousin, Antonio Brown, four-time All-Pro wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers and now with the Oakland Raiders.

  • Father, Benjamin, was an RB drafted by the Ravens in 1998, then by the Las Vegas Outlaws of the XFL in 2000. His great-uncle, Matt Snell, was the third overall pick of the Jets in the 1964 AFL Draft, and rushed for a TD in Super Bowl III en route to the 16-7 win. 20

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    Benny Snell, RB, University of Kentucky

    Father, Benjamin, was an RB drafted by the Ravens in 1998, then by the Las Vegas Outlaws of the XFL in 2000. His great-uncle, Matt Snell, was the third overall pick of the Jets in the 1964 AFL Draft, and rushed for a TD in Super Bowl III en route to the 16-7 win.

  • Father, Chris Lindstrom Sr., DE, played for three years in the NFL, most notably for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1985. 19

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    Chris Lindstrom, G, Boston College

    Father, Chris Lindstrom Sr., DE, played for three years in the NFL, most notably for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1985.

  • Uncle, Herschel Walker, RB, is the former University of Georgia Heisman Trophy winner from 1982, USFL player, and NFL player from 1986-1997. 18

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    Blace Brown, CB, Troy

    Uncle, Herschel Walker, RB, is the former University of Georgia Heisman Trophy winner from 1982, USFL player, and NFL player from 1986-1997.

  • Father, Pat Shurmur, head coach for the New York Giants. 17

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    Kyle Shurmur, QB, Vanderbilt

    Father, Pat Shurmur, head coach for the New York Giants.

  • Cousin, Curtis Brown, was an All-Big 12 DB at Texas and played in the NFL for three years with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Cousin, Bobby Taylor, was an All-American DB at Notre Dame and a Pro Bowl DB in the NFL for the Eagles and Seahawks. 16

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    Kris Boyd, CB, Texas

    Cousin, Curtis Brown, was an All-Big 12 DB at Texas and played in the NFL for three years with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Cousin, Bobby Taylor, was an All-American DB at Notre Dame and a Pro Bowl DB in the NFL for the Eagles and Seahawks.

  • Father, Will, played CB for Seattle and was a NFL personnel evaluator for multiple teams. Uncle, Tim, was drafted by Green Bay in first round of the 1983 draft and played until 1986, coached in college, the NFL, and the new Alliance of American Football. Cousin, Louis Riddick, played for six years in the NFL. 15

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    Drew Lewis, LB, Colorado

    Father, Will, played CB for Seattle and was a NFL personnel evaluator for multiple teams. Uncle, Tim, was drafted by Green Bay in first round of the 1983 draft and played until 1986, coached in college, the NFL, and the new Alliance of American Football. Cousin, Louis Riddick, played for six years in the NFL.

  • Father, Derrick Little, was drafted in the sixth round by the Buccaneers in 1989. 14

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    Greg Little, T, Ole Miss

    Father, Derrick Little, was drafted in the sixth round by the Buccaneers in 1989.

  • Father, Luther, a former two-time Pro Bowl DT and 1995 first-round pick of the Detroit Lions and is now Idaho's defensive line coach. 13

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    Kaden Elliss, LB, Idaho

    Father, Luther, a former two-time Pro Bowl DT and 1995 first-round pick of the Detroit Lions and is now Idaho's defensive line coach.

  • Uncle, Mark Rypien, former NFL/Super Bowl MVP QB for Washington Redskins.  Brett broke Mark's high school conference passing yardage record. 12

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    Brett Rypien, QB, Boise State

    Uncle, Mark Rypien, former NFL/Super Bowl MVP QB for Washington Redskins. Brett broke Mark's high school conference passing yardage record.

  • Cousin, Lamar Jackson, QB of Baltimore Ravens. 11

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    Trayvon Mullen, CB, Clemson

    Cousin, Lamar Jackson, QB of Baltimore Ravens.

  • Cousin, Herb Adderley, DB, Green Bay Packers, Pro Football Hall of Fame. 10

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    Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware

    Cousin, Herb Adderley, DB, Green Bay Packers, Pro Football Hall of Fame.

  • Brother, Brandon Linder, starting guard/center for Jacksonville Jaguars. 9

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    Nick Linder, C, Indiana

    Brother, Brandon Linder, starting guard/center for Jacksonville Jaguars.

  • Father, Chris Wilson, was a two-time All-American LB at Oklahoma and a 12th-round NFL Draft pick in 1992 by the Bears. He won SB LII as the Eagles' DL coach. 8

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    Caleb Wilson, TE, UCLA

    Father, Chris Wilson, was a two-time All-American LB at Oklahoma and a 12th-round NFL Draft pick in 1992 by the Bears. He won SB LII as the Eagles' DL coach.

  • Father, Travis Hall, DT, played in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons for 10 years, San Francisco for one year, and from 1995-2005 overall. 7

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    A.T. Hall, OT, Stanford

    Father, Travis Hall, DT, played in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons for 10 years, San Francisco for one year, and from 1995-2005 overall.

  • Father, Jerry Blanton, LB, played seven seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs from 1979-1985. 6

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    Kendall Blanton, TE, Missouri

    Father, Jerry Blanton, LB, played seven seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs from 1979-1985.

  • Father, Britt Hager, LB, played in the NFL for nine seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles (1989-1994), Denver Broncos (1995-1996), and St. Louis Rams (1997). 5

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    Breckyn Hager, LB, Texas

    Father, Britt Hager, LB, played in the NFL for nine seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles (1989-1994), Denver Broncos (1995-1996), and St. Louis Rams (1997).

  • Father, Corey Miller, LB, played in the NFL for nine years (1992-99) after being drafted in the sixth round of the 1991 draft by the New York Giants out of South Carolina. 4

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    Christian Miller, LB, Alabama

    Father, Corey Miller, LB, played in the NFL for nine years (1992-99) after being drafted in the sixth round of the 1991 draft by the New York Giants out of South Carolina.

  • Cousin is Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadveon Clowney. 3

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    Anthony Johnson, WR, Buffalo

    Cousin is Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadveon Clowney.

  • Cousin is former New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora. 2

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    Jesse Aniebonam, DL, University of Maryland

    Cousin is former New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora.

  • Cousins are former defensive tackle Haloti Ngata and former offensive guard Paul Fanaika. 1

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    Kalani Vakameilalo, DT, Oregon State University

    Cousins are former defensive tackle Haloti Ngata and former offensive guard Paul Fanaika.