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2014 NFL Draft to have record 30 prospects in attendance

A record 30 prospects have accepted an invitation to attend the 2014 NFL Draft live from Radio City Music Hall // COURTESY Marianne O'Leary

A record 30 prospects have accepted an invitation to attend the 2014 NFL Draft live from Radio City Music Hall // COURTESY Marianne O’Leary

The NFL Draft is one of the fastest annually growing entities in the sports world, let alone just within the NFL circle. With it comes inflation, and there is no shortage of it with regards to prospects making the trip to Radio City Music Hall. Long gone are the days of seeing only a small handful of prospects beginning round one in the backstage green room. The historic fleet of 30 players is spearheaded by polarizing passer Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M. South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins, amongst many other intriguing prospects will join the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner.

Four quarterbacks will attend, with Eastern Illinois’ Jimmy Garoppolo being the only non-“big 3” member of the class’ position to accept an invitation. Fresno State’s David Carr reportedly opted to experience draft day/weekend from home. The two most well-represented schools at the draft hail from the SEC, as Alabama and Texas A&M have three each in attendance. Additionally, the SEC also accounts for 11 attendees of the 30 – the most among any conference. Wide receiver boasts the most players in attendance with seven. There will be no running backs or interior offensive linemen at this year’s draft.

In alphabetical order, here are the 30 prospects who will be in attendance for the 2014 NFL Draft:

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

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