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25 College Stars Confirmed To Attend 2016 NFL Draft In Chicago

Spoiler alert: a lot of Buckeyes will be in Chicago later this month.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

With the 2016 NFL Draft just over two weeks away, we now have a complete list of prospects that will be hearing their names called by the commissioner in person. The group consists of mainly "the usual suspects" when it comes to names found in the first round of most mock drafts, but there are still a few surprises in there, like Florida safety Keanu Neal and Mississippi State defensive tackle Chris Jones. The full list reads as follows:

1. Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State

2. Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State

3. Vernon Butler, DT, Louisiana Tech

4. Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor

5. Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State

6. Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State

7. Josh Doctson, WR, TCU

8. Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson

9. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State

10. Jared Goff, QB, California

11. Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida

12. Myles Jack, LB, UCLA

13. Chris Jones, DT, Mississippi State

14. Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson

15. Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State

16. Keanu Neal, S, Florida

17. Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss

18. Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama

19. Jalen Ramsey, CB, Florida State

20. Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama

21. A’Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama

22. Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame

23. Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss

24. Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss

25. Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State

Out of the 25 prospects that will be in Chicago, five of them will be from Ohio State, more than any other school. An additional three prospects each hail from Alabama and Ole Miss, respectively, with another pair of pass rushers coming from Clemson. All tallied up, that means that over half of all of the elite prospects attending the draft this year come from a total of just four programs. Who needs parity, right?

As it relates to the Texans, several names on the list have a realistic chance to wind up in Houston on the first night. Anything from a wide receiver like Corey Coleman or Josh Doctson, to a running back like Zeke Elliott, to even a controversial interior pass rusher like Robert Nkemdiche could end up being the pick. Considering that Houston has already filled almost every major need on the roster in free agency, they have (for once) the flexibility to go with the best player available on their board when their pick comes up at 22nd overall.