Lions announce the 32-man rookie minicamp roster

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The first official function for the Detroit Lions rookie class of 2021 kicks off this weekend with the rookie minicamp. The team brought in 32 players to the training facility in Allen Park for the workouts and introduction to being Lions.

It’s also the first opportunity for new head coach Dan Campbell and his staff to get in front of the room full of rookies and welcome them to the team.

Not all of the 32 players are technically rookies. The assembly also includes several players who are not rookies but still qualify to meet the criteria for participating. Those players include:

Scott Daly, LS

Jalen Elliott, S

Evan Heim, OL

Tom Kennedy, WR

Alize Mack, TE

Robert McCray, DE

Anthony Pittman, LB

Hunter Thedford, TE

Here is the rookie class that is participating. Note that first-round draft pick Penei Sewell is not present after testing positive for COVID-19.

Jonathan Adams, WR, Arkansas State

D’Angelo Amos, S, Virginia

Derrick Barnes, LB, Purdue

Tavante Beckett, LB, Marshall

Rakeem Boyd, RB, Arkansas

Jake Hausmann, TE, Ohio State

Drake Jackson, C, Kentucky

Jerry Jacobs, CB, Arkansas

Jermar Jefferson, RB, Oregon State

Tommy Kraemer, G, Notre Dame

Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB, Syracuse

Javon McKinley, WR, Notre Dame

Alim McNeill, DT, North Carolina State

Dedrick Mills, RB, Nebraska

Levi Onwuzurike, DT, Washington

A.J. Parker, CB, Kansas State

Sage Surratt, WR, Wake Forest

Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, USC

Brock Wright, TE, Notre Dame

In addition, the Lions have five players in camp who are on a tryout basis and not under contract:

Alex Brown, CB, South Carolina State

Alijah Holder, S, Stanford

Nick Pickett, S, Oregon

Charlie Taumoepeau, TE, Portland State

A.J. Taylor, WR, Wisconsin

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