The 2023 NFL Draft takes place on Thursday, Apr. 27 in Kansas City. Here are the 17 prospects that were invited to attend the event.
After over two months of the offseason, the NFL Draft is finally approaching. This year, the annual three-day event will be taking place in Kansas City, home of the Chiefs, from Apr. 27-29. Fans will be traveling to the draft or watching it from home to see which prospects their favorite teams will select to hopefully help them make a run at the Super Bowl.
One thing that makes the event that much more special is seeing the top prospects in attendance hear their name get called, head onto the stage, greet commissioner Roger Goodell and receive their first NFL jersey.
On Thursday, the NFL sent out invitations to 17 prospects to attend the event, including Bryce Young, C.J. Stroud, Will Levis, Anthony Richardson, Will Anderson Jr., Jalen Carter, and Bijan Robinson.
17 prospects invited to attend 2023 NFL Draft
The Alabama Crimson Tide and Ohio State Buckeyes are tied for the most prospects invited to the NFL Draft.
All eyes are going to be on Young, Stroud, Levis, and Richardson, as all four quarterbacks could hypothetically be selected in the first four picks. The Carolina Panthers traded up to the No. 1 pick to get their first choice at quarterback. The Houston Texans sit at second-overall and have an obvious need at the position. The Arizona Cardinals hold the No. 3 pick, but could trade it to a quarterback-needy team. Then, the Indianapolis Colts pick fourth-overall, and they need a signal caller.
There’s also the likelihood that there could be a run on cornerbacks, with Oregon’ Christian Gonzalez, Illinois’ Devon Witherspoon and Penn State’s Joey Porter Jr. all having a chance to be off the board by the middle of the first-round.
Then, there’s the three wide receiver prospects in USC’s Jordan Addison, Boston College’s Zay Flowers, and Ohio State’s Jaxon Smith-Njigba, all of whom are among the best at their positions. And there are plenty of teams in need of wide receiver help, especially with the rather weak free agency class this offseason.
The 17 prospects listed above all have the chance to take the stage and officially begin their NFL careers, and it all happens in Kansas City on Apr. 27.