FROM NFL TO NHS: Jacksonville Jaguars select key workers to announce draft picks

Jacksonville Jaguars select NHS staff and key workers to announce their 4th round picks of the 2021 NFL Draft

With just days to go until the 2021 NFL Draft, Jacksonville Jaguars reveal their two 4th round picks will be announced live from Wembley Stadium in London by NHS staff and key workers.
The Jaguars have selected two key workers from hundreds of nominees, to make the official announcements live on US National television, as a symbol of gratitude for their outstanding contribution and sacrifice in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nici Waugh, a Carer for Thurlaston Meadows Care Home in Rugby, faced one of the “most challenging and heart wrenching experiences” of her life as she battled to protect the residents against the virus that took the life of over 30,000 care home patients across the UK. Staying overnight at the Care Home for weeks at a time to provide support around the clock, Nici and her fellow colleagues showed great commitment against overwhelming odds.
Meanwhile, Paul Doonan, an A&E Nurse at Whittington Hospital in North London worked tirelessly on the front line of the pandemic, providing vital care for hospitalised COVID-19 patients. Paul, who also welcomed his first child to world in the midst of the pandemic, said “it’s been a very long and tiring year, but the support shown across the nation has been incredible”.

Both avid Jaguars fans, Nici and Paul will reveal the latest player joining the franchise to an audience anticipated to exceed 8 million viewers.
“To be involved in the NFL Draft is such an exciting opportunity, but especially this year as the Jaguars hold the No. 1 overall pick and the opportunity to select QB Trevor Lawrence, a generational NFL star in the making” said Paul.

Nici added, “having attended the last five Jaguars London games, my daughter and I couldn’t believe it when I was selected to make the announcement. It is such an honour to represent key workers from across the UK at such a momentous event”.

Hussain Naqi, Senior Vice President, International Development for the Jacksonville Jaguars said: “I cannot put into words how humbled we are by the enduring dedication of so many in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are delighted to be to able to show a token of our thanks by giving these two incredible key workers and Jaguars fans, Nici and Paul, an opportunity to be a part of the 2021 NFL Draft”.

The Jaguars, who hold the overall No. 1 pick of the 2021 NFL Draft (hotly anticipated to be Trevor Lawrence) enter the 2021 NFL Draft with 10 selections – two in Round 1 (Nos. 1 and 25), two in Round 2 (Nos. 33 and 45), one in Round 3 (No. 65), two in Round 4 (Nos. 106 and 130), two in Round 5 (Nos. 145 and 170) and one in Round 7 (No. 249).

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