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2018 NFL Draft Attendees Announced; Shaquem Griffin Included

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistApril 6, 2018

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 01:  Shaquem Griffin #18 of the UCF Knights reacts after sacking Jarrett Stidham #8 of the Auburn Tigers in the second quarter during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The NFL announced 22 prospects, including UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin, will attend the 2018 NFL draft at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The group also features quarterbacks Josh Allen, Sam Darnold, Lamar Jackson and Josh Rosen. 

Here's a look at the complete list released Thursday: 

  • Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville
  • Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
  • Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
  • Taven Bryan, DT, Florida
  • Bradley Chubb, DE, North Carolina 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, Central Florida
  • Derrius Guice, RB, LSU
  • Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa
  • Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville
  • Derwin James, S, Florida State
  • Kolton Miller, OT, 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, OT, Texas     

Noticeably absent from that list is 2017 Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield, who has maintained for months that he'll be in Austin, Texas, come April 26. 

"I'll be in my hometown," Mayfield told members of the media in February, according to the Oklahoma Sooners' official Twitter account. "The draft would be a good experience, something that I would never forget. But there are so many people that helped me along the way that I want to celebrate this with. Because it's not just about me." 

Mayfield recently told SiriusXM’s Basketball and Beyond with Coach K that while he is sticking to that plan, there's "pressure being put on that decision," according to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio

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