The Kansas City Chiefs brass will not be in New York on draft night, instead staying at home in their own draft room. But there will be plenty of other important folks at Radio City Music Hall on draft night.
The NFL has announced that 30 players will be in attendance at the NFL Draft, something they started doing more and more the last few years. It's a neat sight to see players drafted walk on stage and shake Roger Goodell's hand; it's an awkward sight to see some players (Geno Smith comes to mind) waiting and waiting ... and waiting.
Among those invited to the draft are common Chiefs mock draft picks WR Odell Beckham Jr., WR Brandin Cooks and WR Marqise Lee. Fans of the safety position, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Calvin Pryor will be there. If it's quarterbacks you like, know that Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater will all be in New York on draft night.
The list of the 30 players invited is below. Is the Chiefs first round pick on this list?
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
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