Zach Wilson, Trey Lance, Kyle Pitts Highlight 2021 NFL Draft AttendeesApril 23, 2021
Quarterbacks Zach Wilson and Trey Lance and tight end Kyle Pitts headline the final list of players who will be attending the 2021 NFL draft in person.
Per the official release from the NFL communications department, a total of 58 prospects, including 13 on-site in Cleveland, have committed to participate in draft coverage next week:
.@NFL Draft To Celebrate Past, Present & Future Players.<br><br>58 prospects (13 on-site), as well as 32 current players and @NFLLegends, are confirmed to participate in the 2021 NFL Draft.<br><br>For the full list of participants: https://t.co/tZpNmSavHe pic.twitter.com/8hRHM32xKA
After last year's draft had to be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NFL is moving back to an in-person event this year with some restrictions in place.
The league announced last month that three locations in Cleveland, including FirstEnergy Stadium, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Great Lakes Science Center, will have stages set up for the event.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will announce first-round picks on the main stage. Team personnel involved in the selection process are "permitted to gather in a Draft Room at a location of their choosing, whether that be their facility or elsewhere while following appropriate protocols."
In addition to the 13 in-person attendees, Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, Penei Sewell and Najee Harris are among the players who are confirmed to be virtual participants.
All 32 teams will also have one current or former player featured on the broadcast who will announce the pick for their club during the second night of the draft.
The 2021 NFL draft will be held from April 29 to May 1.