Let’s take a look at the complete list of players who are going to be attending the 2023 NFL Draft.
Every year the National Football League invites a number of college players to come to the NFL Draft in person in order to take in the festivities and realize their dream of turning pro in person—to hug the commissioner, to hear the roar of fans, to hear their name called at the podium, to hold up their first official jersey.
What makes things interesting each year is looking at the list to see who is coming and who is not. This year, there are only 17 total players attending the draft. With 31 total first-round picks, you’d think the group of players would go quickly as the draft unfolds, but there are players who end up confounding expectations with a slide down draft boards, leaving things awkward in the green room.
The invitation list can also work the other way, however. Sometimes a player is invited that raises eyebrows with those fans and analysts who are into the draft and making mocks, but that can often signal that the league knows something about that player’s stock. This year, Georgia Tech defensive end Keion White is one such player, a guy who is typically projected to day two. Does that mean he’ll be taken earlier than expected or will we watch a player sit alone through the entire first round?
To get a read on how the green room will look, let’s look at the complete list of player who will be in attendance.
- WR Jordan Addison, USC
- EDGE Will Anderson, Alabama
- S Brian Branch, Alabama
- DL Jalen Carter, Georgia
- WR Zay Flowers, Boston College
- CB Christian Gonzalez, Oregon
- OT Paris Johnson Jr., Ohio State
- QB Will Levis, Kentucky
- CB Joey Porter Jr, Penn State
- QB Anthony Richardson, Florida
- RB Bijan Robinson, Texas
- WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State
- QB C.J. Stroud, Ohio State
- EDGE Keion White, Georgia Tech
- EDGE Tyree Wilson, Texas Tech
- CB Devon Witherspoon, Illinois
- QB Bryce Young, Alabama