Great players are good, but great names are even better! (Just go with it). When analysts say that this is one of the deepest drafts in recent history, they are most likely referring to the talent but very possibly alluding to all the wonderful football names that are available in this class. Without further adieu, here are the top 32 football names you will hear called during this year's draft.
1. Barkevious Mingo (DE/OLB)
Hands down, #1, wow-ee-wee-wow, what a name. If we were going on names alone, the Kansas City Chiefs would already have worked out a contract with young Barkevious.
2. Baccari Rambo (FS)
At the free safety position, Rambo’s been given free range to go rogue. Perfect.
3. Ezekiel Ansah (OLB)
Whether you go with Ezekiel Ansah or Izzy Ansah, this is one bad ass name you won’t get tired of saying.
4. Etienne Sabino (OLB)
Sounds like a French hitman. I’d be scared.
5. Cornellius “Tank” Carradine (DE)
Again, pick your poison. Known commonly as “Tank,” opposing players won’t be too psyched to meet Cornellius
Carradine either—all 6”4, 276 lbs. of him.
6. Knile Davis (RB)
The football-version of Miles Davis. Winner.
7. Manti Te’o (ILB)
Say what you will about Manti’s fantastic love life, this is a great name for a Samoan linebacker.
8. Blidi Wreh-Wilson (CB)
Say it aloud. Now say it aloud again. Sexy, I know.
9. Darius Slay (CB)
A wonderfully villainous moniker for a man trying to thwart your go-route.
10. Kenny Stills (WR)
Just one cool name, no two ways about it.
11. Tavon Austin (WR)
Even his name seems fast. You’re gonna want to get the ball to this name in space.
12. Larry Warford (G)
The perfect name for a guard—it’s got the “everyman’s” first name in Larry, and a last name that says he’s ready to go to battle in the trenches + America’s most trusted truck. What else could you ask for?
13. Justice Cunningham (TE)
14. Montee Ball (RB)
This name just screams baller.
15. Le’Veon Bell (RB)
An all-around solid name for a running back.
16. Kiko Alonso (LB)
A man named Kiko’s always gonna make the cut.