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NFL Draft 2018: 22 prospects to attend

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Today the NFL announced there will be 22 prospects who will be in attendance at the 2018 draft which this year is being held at AT&T stadium in Arlington Texas. Those players are as follows:

Jaire Alexander CB Louisville

Josh Allen QB Wyoming

Saquon Barkley RB Penn State

Taven Bryan DT Florida

Bradley Chubb DE North Carolina State

Sam Darnold QB Southern California

Marcus Davenport DE Texas-San Antonio

Tremaine Edmunds LB Virginia Tech

Rashaan Evans LB Alabama

Minkah Fitzpatrick DB Alabama

Shaquem Griffin LB UCF

Derrius Guice RB LSU

Josh Jackson CB Iowa

Lamar Jackson QB Louisville

Derwin James S Florida State

Kolton Miller T UCLA

Josh Rosen QB UCLA

Roquan Smith LB Georgia

Leighton Vander Esch LB Boise State

Vita Vea DT Washington

Denzel Ward CB Ohio State

Connor Williams T Texas

Those players who are invited to the draft usually provide a fairly good indication of who the league expects to be taken in the first round. It doesn’t always work out that way — sometimes there are those who go unpicked and have to choose whether to come back the next day — but in most cases it works out.

Last year they invited 22 prospects to attend the draft. Of those, five went unpicked in the first round. Those who were not were Chidobe Awuzie, Kevin King, DeShone Kizer, Malik McDowell, and Cam Robinson. King, Robinson, and McDowell went with the first three picks in the second round.