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22 college prospects to attend 2017 NFL Draft


22 college prospects will attend the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia which begins April 27:

The RSVPs are in.

Twenty-two prospects are confirmed to attend the 2017 NFL Draft, which kicks off April 27 in Philadelphia. These players are expected to be selected on Thursday (Round 1) or Friday (Rounds 2-3) night. LSU leads all colleges with three players in attendance, while the Pac-12 boasts the most from any conference with seven prospects.

Additionally, 13 NCAA head coaches will join their players in the green room, including the four participants in this past year's College Football Playoff: Ohio State's Urban Meyer, Alabama's Nick Saban, Washington's Chris Petersen, and Dabo Swinney of the reigning champion Clemson Tigers.

The draft begins with the first round on Thursday night, April 27 and continues Friday, April 28, with Rounds 2-3. The draft will conclude on Saturday, April 29 with Rounds 4-7. The New York Giants hold seven picks, one in each round beginning with the 23rd overall choice.

The NFL Draft, which had been held in Chicago in each of the past two years, returns to Philadelphia for the first time since 1961. Philadelphia's Ritz-Carlton Hotel served as the location of the first NFL Draft in 1936. The city also hosted the event in 1949-50, 1953-54, 1956 (Rounds 1-3) and 1957-61.

Twenty-five prospects attended the draft last year, including future Giants cornerback Eli Apple. The 10th overall pick was one of a record-tying five players from Ohio State to attend, equaling the mark set by Alabama in 2012.

Photos of the 22 prospects set to attend the 2017 NFL Draft.

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