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NFL draft attendees 2017: Deshaun Watson and Leonard Fournette headline attendees

22 players will be in attendance for the NFL draft.

NFL Combine - Day 4 Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

With the 2017 NFL draft nearing, excitement for the event is growing by the minute. On Thursday, the NFL announced the prospects who will be attending this year’s event, which will be held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art at Ekans Oval.

Twenty-two prospects will be attending the big event, including Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, and LSU’s Leonard Fournette.

LSU safety Jamal Adams, projected to be a top-10 pick, has already said he wants to be the best-dressed player at the draft.

The players invited to the draft are those who will likely be chosen in the first round, though some of the top prospects inevitably choose not to attend the event.

Pass rusher Myles Garrett, the consensus top pick in the draft, will watch at home with his family — and perhaps eat some crawfish. Malik Hooker, a safety out of Ohio State, also declined an invitation to the draft so he could be with his friends and family. Alabama tight end O.J. Howard will also be at home with friends and family.

There’s also, of course, the fear that an invited player doesn’t end up getting picked as high as he was projected during mock draft season. In years past, players like Aaron Rodgers, Johnny Manziel, and Myles Jackwho watched the second night of last year’s draft from a hotel room in Chicago — have dealt with this somewhat humiliating ordeal.

Last year, quarterback Jared Goff was there to shake Roger Goodell’s hand when the Rams drafted him with the first pick. Running back Ezekiel Elliott also attended the event in his signature crop top. Perhaps the most talked about moment was when a video of Laremy Tunsil smoking a bong was leaked right before the start of the draft. The offensive tackle, widely considered a top-three pick, fell all the way down to the Dolphins with the 13th pick.

This year, other than Garrett likely going first overall, there isn’t much consensus on who will be drafted where, which leaves plenty of intrigue about how the top picks will unfurl.

Here's the full list of attendees for the 2017 NFL draft, which will take place April 27-29:

2017 NFL draft attendees

Player Position School
Player Position School
Jamal Adams S LSU
Jonathan Allen DL Alabama
Chidobe Awuzie DB Colorado
Derek Barnett DE Tennessee
Garett Bolles OT Utah
Gareon Conley CB Ohio State
Corey Davis WR Western Michigan
Leonard Fournette RB LSU
Adoree' Jackson CB USC
Kevin King CB Washington
Deshone Kizer QB Notre Dame
Marshon Lattimore CB Ohio State
Malik McDowell DL Michigan State
Takkarist McKinley DE UCLA
Ryan Ramczyk OT Wisconsin
Haason Reddick LB Temple
Cam Robinson OT Alabama
John Ross WR Washington
Solomon Thomas DE Stanford
Mitchell Trubisky QB North Carolina
Deshaun Watson QB Clemson
Tre'Davious White CB LSU

Additionally, some of these players’ college coaches will be attending the event. Including Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly, who questioned his own quarterback’s readiness:

Coaches attending the 2017 NFL draft

Coach School
Coach School
Larry Fedora North Carolina
P.J. Fleck Minnesota
Butch Jones Tennessee
Brian Kelly Notre Dame
Urban Meyer Ohio State
Jim Mora UCLA
Ed Orgeron LSU
Chris Petersen Washington
Matt Rhule Baylor
Nick Saban Alabama
David Shaw Stanford
Dabo Swinney Clemson
Kyle Whittingham Utah