Full List of Players Attending NFL Draft Revealed
The 2021 NFL Draft is less than a week away and it's already projecting to be a different experience than last year.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the draft was held virtually. While it wound up being a success, there's just something different about seeing players donning their new team's gear in person. Fortunately, this year's draft will feel somewhat like the past ones.
On Friday, ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter revealed the list of 13 players who will be in attendance at the 2021 NFL Draft. While the number is smaller than usual and some virtual elements will still be in effect, football fans will be thankful for some semblance of normalcy after the past year.
As you can see, all of the players who will be in attendance are those who are likely to be drafted in the first round. Some of the bigger names include Alabama Crimson Tide QB Mac Jones, BYU Cougars QB Zach Wilson and Florida Gators TE Kyle Pitts. All three prospects could be taken within the first five picks of the draft depending on how accurate some mock drafts are.
One of the notable names absent from the list is Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, who's practically a lock to be taken 1st overall. However, it shouldn't be a surprise that he won't be at the draft in Cleveland. Lawrence already announced last month that he would decline the NFL's invite and choose to watch the draft at Clemson with his family and friends.
Regardless of who is or isn't at the draft, one thing is for certain: sports are slowly returning to what's normal. Hopefully there are even more prospects in attendance at the 2022 NFL Draft.
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