Home / Steelers Draft / NFL Announces List Of Day 1 Draft Invitees

NFL Announces List Of Day 1 Draft Invitees

The NFL has released the list of the draft prospects they have invited to attend the opening day of the NFL Draft on May 8th. The list includes a record 30 prospects, and not one running back. Here is the list in alphabetical order-

Odell Beckham, WR, LSU

Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida

Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama

Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina

Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State

Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri

Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina

Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M

Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech

Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois

Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State

Ra’Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota

Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State

Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama

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, Louisville

Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn

Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State

Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State

Jason Verrett, CB, TCU

Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson

You may notice a few surprises. Most notably to me- MSU CB Durqueze Dennard is not on the list. Pitt DT Aaron Donald, UCLA LB Anthony Barr, Auburn pass rusher Dee Ford, and Notre Dame OT Zack Martin were also all not invited. One surprise invitee to me is Indiana WR Cody Latimer.

It had been speculated recently that the league would loosen it’s policy, and begin inviting prospects who were not considered first round locks, like they have done for so many years in the past. If there is someone you think is a big snub from list, please feel free to share in the comments or in the forum.

About Steve Alan

Steve, known by most as TTF, is owner of TheSteelersFans and administrator of the best Steelers message board on the net. Big fan of strong coffee and hardcore Steelers fan from womb to tomb.