Nike makes deal with Jared Goff, Paxton Lynch and DeForest Buckner

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Shortly after cutting ties with unsigned free agent Johnny Manziel, Nike has added three new players to their “roster”.

As of Thursday, Nike has announced that they will be adding California quarterback Jared Goff, Oregon defensive lineman DeForest Buckner, and Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch to their list of clients. All three players have a high ceiling in the league, and for the “Just Do It” company.

Nike confirmed these moves by making three separate announcements, endorsing each player on their football Twitter page:

From the Tigers to the turf. Welcome to the family, @PaxtonLynch https://t.co/A4Ek0x2BDP pic.twitter.com/0mbjxpXjZn

— Nike Football (@usnikefootball) April 19, 2016

From the left coast to the league. Welcome to the family, @JaredGoff16 https://t.co/ftp7Z6GBDuhttps://t.co/J5I6feRmvQ

— Nike Football (@usnikefootball) April 20, 2016

From the Ducks to the draft. Welcome to the family, @DeForestBuckner https://t.co/N2o3HJVXXI pic.twitter.com/u9VJctE4js

— Nike Football (@usnikefootball) April 21, 2016

All three of the newly signed players are likely to go early on in the draft. Lynch is expected to go in the mid-first round, and is likely to be picked up by a team like the Cleveland Browns.  Goff will likely end up quarterbacking for the Los Angeles Rams, while we can expect Buckner to be a piece of the Jacksonville Jaguars or San Francisco 49’ers defensive line in 2016.

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