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Twenty-two top prospects, who are expected to be selected on Thursday or Friday night (April 27-28), are confirmed to attend the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia.
Louisiana State leads all colleges with three players in attendance, while the Pac-12 leads all conferences with seven prospects confirmed to attend the event.
Thirteen NCAA head coaches will join their players in the green room as they await their selections.
Click here to learn the specific rules for each part of the NFL Draft process.
The draft begins with the first round on Thursday night, April 27 and continues Friday, April 28, with Rounds 2-3. The draft will conclude on Saturday, April 29 with Rounds 4-7.
The NFL Draft, which had been held in Chicago in each of the past two years, returns to Philadelphia for the first time since 1961. Philadelphia’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel served as the location of the first NFL Draft in 1936. The city also hosted the event in 1949-50, 1953-54, 1956 (Rounds 1-3) and 1957-61.
The players confirmed to attend this year’s NFL Draft:
|Jamal Adams||S||Louisiana State|
|Gareon Conley||CB||Ohio State|
|Corey Davis||WR||Western Michigan|
|Leonard Fournette||RB||Louisiana State|
|Adoree’ Jackson||CB||Southern California|
|DeShone Kizer||QB||Notre Dame|
|Marshon Lattimore||CB||Ohio State|
|Malik McDowell||DT||Michigan State|
|Mitchell Trubisky||QB||North Carolina|
|Tre’Davious White||CB||Louisiana State|
The college head coaches confirmed to attend this year’s NFL Draft:
|Larry Fedora||North Carolina|
|Brian Kelly||Notre Dame|
|Urban Meyer||Ohio State|
|Ed Orgeron||Louisiana State|