A Star-Studded List Of NFL Draft Prospects Will Be Attending The NFL Draft

Alabama Quarterback Bryce Young

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It seems like the Super Bowl was just yesterday. But, the NFL draft is just two weeks away. 259 football players will have their NFL dreams come true in just a short time.

The Draft, which started in 1936, is in its 88th edition and will be held in Kansas City, starting on April 27th with the first round. The second and third rounds will take place the following day, with the remaining four rounds on Saturday.

And, as has been tradition for quite some time, some of the biggest prospects in the draft will be coming to the NFL Draft to shake NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s hand on stage with their new team’s jersey. Here are more details, courtesy of Pro Football Talk.

Georgia defensive tackle Jalen Carter is among 17 prospects who will attend the draft later this month, the NFL announced Thursday.

The top quarterback prospects — (in alphabetical order) Kentucky’s Will Levis , Florida’s Anthony Richardson , Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud and Alabama’s Bryce Young — accepted invites to Kansas City as well.


USC receiver Jordan Addison , Alabama linebacker Will Anderson Jr., Alabama defensive back Brian Branch, Boston College receiver Zay Flowers , Oregon cornerback Christian Gonzalez , Ohio State offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr., Penn State cornerback Joey Porter Jr., Texas running back Bijan Robinson , Ohio State receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba , Georgia Tech defensive end Keion White , Texas Tech defensive lineman Tyree Wilson and Illinois cornerback Devon Witherspoon are the other players who will attend.

That’s a star-studded group of players, for sure. One thing that stands out to me are the four quarterbacks coming. Some of the most famous images from players waiting in the “green room” backstage at the NFL Draft are quarterbacks who are waiting awhile to be picked. Brady Quinn and Aaron Rodgers come to mind. And, Jalen Carter, the uber-talented Georgia defensive tackle will be attending as well. Carter has had off-the-field issues stemming from a car crash in January that killed a teammate and a Bulldog football staffer.

At least all the punditry will be over soon, and we can get back to waiting for actual football.