ESPN, Marvel Create Custom Comic Book Covers For 2021 NFL Draft Prospects


ESPN and wonder Entertainment has teamed up for the NFL Draft this year, creating custom comic book covers that depict seven prospects from the NFL Draft, with the Trevor Lawrence cover being revealed on Thursday, April 29.

What is happening:

  • ESPN and Marvel have teamed up again to create custom NFL Draft comic book covers of some of the future NFL Draft prospects including Najee Harris, Trevor Lawrence, Azeez Ojulari, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Kwity Paye, DeVonta Smith. and Zach Wilson.
  • The covers are revealed in the days leading up to the NFL Draft with Trevor Lawrence’s cover revealed live on GameDay College at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN during coverage of the NFL Draft on Thursday, April 29.
  • You can catch the 2021 NFL Draft Thursday, April 29 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on ESPN, ABC, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio and the ESPN app.
  • Below are all the covers with player descriptions provided by ESPN.

Covers and descriptions:

Najee harris (Alabama), an elite running back with a rare combination of power, speed and speed, is ruthlessly efficient on the football field. Whether he’s crushing defenders, overtaking them, or making his way through NFL defenses, he’s a force to be reckoned with… much like Marvel’s “Day Walker”. BLADE, who uses his own power, speed and superhuman abilities to fight the evil forces of night. Credit: Ray Anthony Height (artist), Wil Quintana (colorist); Strange tales: Blade # 3, after Bart Sears.

“Azeez Ojulari (Georgia) is a dominant rusher at the University of Georgia. Known for his explosiveness and efficient use of his hands, Ojulari is agile and quick in pursuit, but also has good balance and can be difficult to move. Versatile weapon for defense, it excels at making the opposing quarterback difficult. Marvel’s own “weapon” is also familiar with working on the periphery. Wolverine shares many traits with Ojulari… tenacity, efficient use of his hands, and superhuman tenacity as he fights alongside his fellow X-Men.

This blanket pays homage to Wolverine Number 305 was the perfect fit for the Georgia Bulldogs star as he waits to see where he starts his NFL career. Credit: Sean Chen (artist), Darren Sanchez (colorist); Wolverine # 305, after Jason Keith and Jim Cheung.

“Jérémie Owusu-Koramoah (Notre Dame) is a versatile linebacker with a rare blend of athleticism, explosiveness, speed and agility, which makes him a force on the soccer field and a relentless defender and passer … which makes him a force on the soccer field. also makes it a good match for Marvel’s own relentless force, the Incredible Hulk.

The cover at The Incredible Hulk # 1, “Last Call” shows off the superhuman strength and tenacity of this mighty Avenger, and our cover tribute features Owusu-Koramoah as he seeks to start his career wreaking havoc with NFL offenses. Credit: Ron Lim (pencil), Roberto Poggi (inker), Wil Quintana (colorist); The Incredible Hulk: Last Call # 1, after Dale Keown.

“Kwity Paye (Michigan) exhibits exceptional speed and strength using excellent balance and excellent closing speed as he twists and fights smoothly to rush the passer onto the football field. With roots outside of the United States, Paye has made his mark as an elite passer who is en route to the NFL. Black Panther is a royal presence on the Avengers roster with similar quickness and tenacity.

The cover at Black Panther # 1 depicts the confidence and rare skills he shares with Paye. Credit: Sean Chen (artist), Lee Duhig (colorist) Black Panther Variant cover # 1, after InHyuk Lee.

“DeVonta Smith (Alabama) is a “lethal” force to opposing defenses. Also known as “The Slim Reaper” to his teammates, he is an acrobatic and explosively fast phenomenon on the football field, easily overcoming much bigger opponents … like a certain Marvel fan favorite.

We picked this Number 1 cover tribute to feature DeVonta as he prepares to enter the NFL. Credit: Francesco Manna (artist), Carlos Lopez (colorist); Miles Morales: Spider-Man # 1, after Brian Stelfreeze.

“Zach Wilson (BYU) is known to be a smart quarterback who does a terrific job as an offensive commander. But focus too much on his football instincts and intellect at your peril. While at BYU, Wilson also displayed incredible timing, composure under pressure, tenacity and elite arm strength that left many opponents completely defeated. Marvel has its own “commander” in the Avengers boss, Captain America.

Wilson’s similarities to this iconic superhero made this blanket a tribute to Captain America, living legend # 1 a perfect fit as Zach is poised to build his own “legend” in the NFL. Credit: L Giles (artist), Ian Herring (colorist); Captain America: Living Legend # 1, after Adi Granov.


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