When it comes to the draft, the NFL draft is a big event for every team.
While the league will be broadcasting Thursday’s draft with a live telecast, many teams will be doing their best to not interfere with other teams’ draft preparations.
However, there are a couple of players who have some significant role in their teams’ drafts that are going to be on national television and will be in attendance at Thursday’s televised draft.
Here are some of the players that could be looking to earn a spot on draft night:The Detroit Lions will have to make some adjustments to their defense in the first round, as they lost three starters to injury and will likely be without defensive end Ndamukong Suh, who is recovering from a torn ACL.
While defensive end DeAndre Levy and linebacker DeAndre Carter could be in line to get some reps, defensive tackle Ndamak Muhammad and cornerback Josh Evans could be the first two picks that are likely to go undrafted.
Detroit will also have to replace the play of linebacker Nick Fairley, who had one of the best seasons of his career and will have a chance to get a shot to make the team as an undrafted free agent.
However he will need to do a lot of work to earn the starting nod in the secondary, which will be a tough task for a player who was the third overall pick in the 2016 draft.
In the backfield, the Indianapolis Colts could have a solid group of players that will be on draft day, as running back Tyreek Hill and tight end Donte Moncrief could earn a role on the Colts’ roster.
However the team could lose both of those players in the second round.
If Hill is healthy and Moncraw has a good season, the Colts will likely have a lot to play for in this year’s draft.
Hill and Monclough could make the Colts the first team to draft in the top 10 in three of the past four drafts, and they will certainly be among the players looking to make an impact on draft evening.