Wednesday April 15th, 2015

The NFL has announced 26 prospects who were invited and agreed to attend the upcoming 2015 NFL draft.

Neither Jameis Winston nor Marcus Mariota will attend, as was previously reported. Mariota told the league it is important to him to be in his native Hawaii during the draft, while Winston's grandmother has type-2 diabetes and can't travel.

The list of attendees is highlighted by defensive lineman Leonard Williams, defensive end/linebacker Vic Beasley and wide receiver Amari Cooper.

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In's latest mock draft, Winston is predicted to go No. 1 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Williams No. 2 to the Tennessee Titans.  

The draft will be held April 30 to May 2 in Chicago.

The full list of attendees follows, in alphabetical order:

Arik Armstead, DL, Oregon
Vic Beasley, DE/LB, Clemson
La'el Collins, OL, LSU
Landon Collins, S, Alabama
Bud Dupree, LB, Kentucky
Cameron Erving, OL, Florida State
Dante Fowler, DE/LB, Florida
Melvin Gordon, RB Wisconsin
Randy Gregory, DE/LB, Nebraska
Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
D.J. Humphries, OL, Florida
Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest
Byron Jones, CB, Connecticut
Benardrick McKinney, LB, Mississippi State 
DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville 
Andrus Peat, OL, Stanford
Breshad Perriman, WR, Central Florida
Shane Ray, DL, Missouri 
Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa
Danny Shelton, DL, Washington
Devin Smith, WR, Ohio State
Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State
Laken Tomlinson, OL, Duke
Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
Kevin White, WR, West Virginia
Leonard Williams, DL, USC

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