The NFL’s most talented players are not just the best, they are the most sought-after in the sport.
And the league’s draft board is expected to have its eyes on the next great talent.
The most talented athletes will be selected, and the most talented draft prospects will be drafted, the Associated Press has learned.
The draft is expected in Philadelphia from May 23-25, with more than 100 teams participating.
There is a long list of talented players expected to be taken, including two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett, who could be the top pick.
He was one of the most dominant pass-rushers in the NFL in 2015 and 2016.
Bennett is the highest-paid player in the draft, making $14.1 million in 2016.
If Bennett is selected, he will be the highest paid defensive end in the entire draft, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
The top two picks in the first round are likely to be defensive end Myles Garrett of Texas A&M and quarterback Carson Wentz of North Dakota State.
The third-round pick could come from Clemson cornerback Jalen Ramsey.
A sixth-round selection could come in the seventh round.
The last player taken in the top 10 overall was running back Ezekiel Elliott of Ohio State.
Draft experts expect the first overall pick to be a quarterback, while the second overall pick is expected be a defensive tackle.
Draft analyst Todd McShay said in an interview with the AP Sports Network on Monday that he expects quarterback Dak Prescott to be the No. 1 pick, and that he believes the Cowboys will get Ezekiel Elliott with the No.
“It’s not about whether Dak Prescott is the No 1 pick. “
I think that’s where the draft is going to go,” McShae said.
“It’s not about whether Dak Prescott is the No 1 pick.
I think Dak Prescott has a chance of being the No 2 overall.
That’s what I think.”
The NFL has a strong tradition of giving draft-day bragging rights to players with the highest draft grades, as well as receiving their highest paychecks, with the likes of Calvin Johnson of the Lions, Andrew Luck of the Colts, Robert Griffin III of the Redskins and Tom Brady of the Patriots.
The league also has the ability to move players around between the top and bottom of the draft boards in order to give the draft a more balanced makeup, which is how the NFL is able to produce the best players possible.
Draft analysts believe the Cowboys are likely going to select a quarterback in the second round, which would give them the chance to move up in the order, though the process of that process is complicated.
The first-round draft pick could end up being a linebacker, and there are many high-powered prospects who could go in that direction.
One of the biggest draft-year storylines is how many top-five picks there will be, and some teams have already moved ahead in the process.
The Eagles and Cowboys have already traded first- and second-round picks.
The Browns, Jaguars, Dolphins, Packers, Lions, Titans and Seahawks have traded second- and third-rounder.
The Saints have moved ahead to the second pick.
The Jets, Lions and Redskins have traded their first and second round picks.
Some other teams who are expected to move ahead in their respective draft processes include the Dolphins, Saints, Lions (two), Packers (two) and Titans (two).
The draft board will be dominated by three first-year players, two defensive ends, a tight end and a wide receiver.
The NFL draft is an exciting and exciting time for the league.
There will be excitement about the draft itself, and excitement about getting the most talent to play in the league, according a number of draft experts.
The excitement of the NFL draft will be even greater when the top five picks are selected, said Todd McSweeney, the former NFL executive who served as the NFL’s executive vice president of football operations in Philadelphia.
“The excitement will be all the way up to No. 2, the top of the first (round), No. 3,” McSweeny said on the ESPN Insider podcast “The NFL Insiders.”
“I really believe that.
I don’t know what (the top) picks are going to do, but I know that the excitement around the draft will drive the players up.
I know the fans will be excited.
It will be a game-changer, I can tell you that.”