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NFL confirms 30 players will be in attendance at Draft

It's an odd tradition, marching up before the draft starts for photos, but at least we'll know who the 30 players who will participate are.


You're no doubt familiar with that 20-minute segment before the start of the NFL Draft each year when 30 guys in suits stand around on risers after marching out like Nobel Prize winners, making awkward conversation with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

We know the names of the 30 people who will participate in the odd tradition this season.

WR Odell Beckham, LSU
QB Blake Bortels, Central Florida
QB Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville
S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama
DE Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
WR Brandin Cooks, Oregon State
DE Kony Ealy, Missouri
TE Eric Ebron, North Carolina
WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M
CB Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech
QB Jimmy Garoppolo, Eastern Illinois
CB Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State
DL Ra'Shede Hageman, Minnesota
DL Timmy Jernigan, Florida State
WR Cody Latimer, Indiana
WR Marqise Lee, USC
OL Taylor Lewan, Michigan
LB Khalil Mack, Buffalo
QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
OT Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
WR Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt
OT Morgan Moses, Virginia
LB C.J. Mosley, Alabama
S Calvin Pryor, Louisville
OT Greg Robinson, Auburn
CB Bradley Roby, Ohio State
LB Ryan Shazier, Ohio State
CB Jason Verrett, TCU
OT Cyrus Kouandijo, Alabama
WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson

This has no value whatsoever, and I won't insult you with an attempt to connect any player here to the Steelers (i.e. their first round pick might be there Thursday night!). I will give you the opportunity to crack jokes about that particular process, or the fact the NFL came up with a press release announcing these names.

Consider it the right opportunity to slam the draft and everything associated with it.

To your task.