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Silver Minings: Prospects accept invitations to NFL draft

Players will attend draft in person again in 2021

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2020 NFL Draft - Round 1
Henry Ruggs III
Photo by NFL via Getty Images

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With all due respect to Henry Ruggs III and his robe, it is going to be good to get things back to some form of normalcy at the NFL Draft, which runs April 29-May 1.

The NFL announced on Wednesday that several top prospects have accepted invitations to attend the in-person event in Cleveland, Ohio. More prospects are expected to accept the invites as well. Here is a look at the current list of players who will attend the draft, which includes several players expected to be draft early in the first round as usual.

Top draft picks have long attended the draft. Of course, last year, the entire draft was held virtually and players were only involved in the draft by remote cameras, which provided the classic moment when Ruggs appeared in a robe while celebrating being selected by the Las Vegas Raiders with the No. 12 pick.

It was awesome, but, it will be great going back to see players hug NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell live.

In other Raiders’ links:

  • Maxx talks: Raiders’ defensive end Maxx Crosby discussed his personal journey and the 2021 Raiders on the NFL Network.
  • Bounce-back time: The San Jose Mercury News looks at the top candidates to improve for the Raiders in 2021.
  • Top tackles: The Athletic looks at the top right tackles available in the draft.