Here is something never before seen at the NFL Draft in New York, an increased number of players attending in person. The NFL announced the names of 16 draft eligible college football players who will be present on April 22-24, 2010.
Now, the NFL has not stated whether the 16 names it confirmed compose the full list of players who will attend. So, without further adieu, let's go with the players who are confirmed.
Suh has been a consensus top five draft pick since day one. He's been targeted by the Rams, Lions, Buccaneers, Chiefs, and Seahawks in most mock drafts. He will not make it past Tampa Bay at the No. 3 overall pick.
He's considered to be drafted pick 1A or 1B depending on the defensive tackle needs for an NFL Team. Burst, quickness, agility all describe the type of player a team will get with McCoy. If he is not taken by Detroit or Tampa Bay, it is believed that McCoy will not get past Seattle with the No. 6 pick.
Bradford is considered the possible No. 1 pick in this year's draft. It is safe to say that if he does not go No. 1, Washington, Seattle or an unknown team will try to move up to take him. Bradford is also regarded as the No. 1 QB prospect in the draft.
The second fastest time running the 40 yard dash among running backs at the combine has Spiller being considered the best running back prospect in this year's draft. Look for him to come off the board with Seattle, Jacksonville, or San Francisco, and no later than Minnesota.
Although Best ran the fastest 40 yard dash time among running backs, a serious neck injury may have some teams concerned. Not sure that he would be a first round selection, but if so, look for Miami, Minnesota, Houston, New York Giants, or San Diego Chargers to take him in the first round.
Don't let the 40 yard dash time at the Combine fool a team. Haden is a player. Some Mock Drafts have him going as high as No. 3 to Tampa Bay! Interested teams would most likely be Cleveland, Jacksonville, and San Francisco.
Here's a sleeper for you. Not sure if Ghee is going to the draft on Day One or Day Two. Most Mock Drafts have him going late second, early third round. Interested teams would be Tampa Bay, Cleveland, Seattle, Baltimore, Houston, and Green Bay.
Okung is considered to be the top OT prospect in the draft. Mock drafts have him slated as high as No. 2 to Detroit, No. 3 to Tampa Bay, No. 4 to Washington, and No. 5 to Kansas City. It is believed that he will not go any lower than Seattle at Pick No. 6.
Bulaga has been seen all over the Mock Draft place due to his versatility to play OT or OG. Kansas City, San Francisco, or Pittsburgh may be a landing spot for him.
Williams has been moving up several Mock boards and in some cases surpassed Russell Okung as the No. 1 OT in the draft. If Okung is taken, look for Williams to be the next OL taken in the draft. Possible landing spots include Washington, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, and Detroit.
Most Mock Drafts have Houston as a late second round pick. Not sure if he's in New York for Day One or Day Two of the draft. Possible destination could be Indianapolis, New York Giants, New Orleans, or Baltimore. (Cannot see him going in the first round, but stranger things have happened!)
Considered by some so-called experts to be the most Pro-Style ready defensive linemen, better than Suh and McCoy, due to technique and balance. Don't be surprised if Cleveland takes him with the No. 6 overall pick. Other possible teams include Indianapolis, Baltimore, or New Orleans.
Williams has been up and down the Mock Draft boards across the internet. Shall we pick a team that may be interested in his services? How about Miami, with Jacksonville and Baltimore as other possible landing spots?
Morgan, a speed rusher off the end, is coveted by several teams. A place that would be near and dear to his heart would be the Atlanta Falcons. Look for Tennessee, Baltimore, Indianapolis, and Green Bay to look for his services as well.
Thomas will not be able to perform for scouts due to an injured foot. Seems like teams have enough tape on him to make a determination on where he should be slotted. Look for Baltimore, Green Bay, Dallas, and possibly Minnesota to add him to the mix.
Considered to be the most talented player in the draft. Look for Tampa Bay, Kansas City, Cleveland, and Seattle to snatch him up within the first hour of the draft.
Here are the 16 players that have accepted an invitation to the draft April 22-24. Most, if not all, of the players in this slide show will hear their names called on Day One. I may be wrong about a couple, but stranger things have happened on draft day!