While every prospect might want an invitation to the “green room” at the 2014 NFL draft, no player wants to be the last man sitting in Radio City Music Hall.
If you’ve watched the NFL draft, you’ve seen the situation unfold before. A prospect who received considerable hype leading up to the draft suddenly gets stuck waiting uncomfortably for a phone call while watching his peers celebrate with their families and hold up jerseys on stage.
It’s not usually expected that a green room prospect will be left waiting for long; the NFL invites players because of their likelihood to be among the first players selected.
Nonetheless, it’s inevitable that a number of prospects in New York will be left waiting hours if not a full day. While the NFL hasn’t yet released this year’s list of draft attendees, last year’s group included 23 players, four of whom weren’t drafted until Round 2.
It’s not yet known how the NFL is divvying up the invites this year—or which prospects will accept/decline them—but the following five could all be poised for significant waits if they end up being present in the Big Apple.