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2018 NFL Draft: NFL announces 22 players who will attend in Texas

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There’s a very good chance that the Packers’ first-round selection will be in attendance to receive a Green and Gold jersey.

Each year, the NFL invites a number of prospects to attend the upcoming NFL Draft. Several years ago, that group was limited to a small number of players, those who were widely expected to be drafted in the very first few selections.

As the years have gone on and the draft has become a three-day, prime-time event, the number of players attending has increased, and the 2018 NFL Draft will feature an impressive number of players. 22 prospects from 19 schools will be in attendance at this year’s event, which is held in Arlington, Texas.

Among those players are several who are expected to be potential targets for the Green Bay Packers with the 14th overall selection. Defensive backs Minkah Fitzpatrick, Derwin James, Josh Jackson, and Denzel Ward are all coming, as well as edge rusher Marcus Davenport and linebackers Tremaine Edmunds and Roquan Smith.

Here’s the full list of attendees for 2018:

2018 NFL Draft Attendees

Player Position College
Player Position College
Jaire Alexander CB Louisville
Josh Allen QB Wyoming
Saquon Barkley RB Penn State
Taven Bryan DT Florida
Bradley Chubb DE NC State
Sam Darnold QB USC
Marcus Davenport DE UTSA
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

The first round of the 2018 NFL Draft begins at 8:00 PM Eastern Time on Thursday, April 26th. It will continue with rounds two and three starting at 7:00 PM Eastern on Friday, April 27th, and concludes with rounds four through seven beginning at 12 Noon Eastern on Saturday, April 28th.