Led by 58 prospects, 2021 NFL Draft to celebrate past, present and future players

Including NFL legends, active players and 58 prospects, a total of 90 players will participate in the 2021 NFL Draft, which kicks off Thursday in Cleveland.

Twelve high-profile prospects will be on-site in Cleveland with an additional 45 confirmed to take part virtually. Among the top names confirmed to be at the draft in person are quarterbacks Zach Wilson (BYU), Trey Lance (North Dakota State) and Mac Jones (Alabama) and dynamic skill players Kyle Pitts (Florida), Ja'Marr Chase (LSU) and DeVonta Smith (Alabama). Virginia Tech's Caleb Farley originally was going to attend the draft in Cleveland, but he no longer will following a positive COVID-19 test.

As the Southeastern Conference leads the way with 21 prospects confirmed for the draft festivities, Alabama leads all schools with nine draft-eligible hopefuls participating in the event and four schools -- LSU, Miami, Penn State and USC -- boasting three players.

Current players and league legends will add to the excitement and aura of the draft by taking the dais in Cleveland and announcing a number of picks. Players will represent their clubs in the second and third rounds.

12 players confirmed to attend 2021 NFL Draft in Cleveland

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PlayerSchool
Christian BarmoreAlabama
Ja’Marr ChaseLSU
Mac JonesAlabama
Trey LanceNorth Dakota St.
Micah ParsonsPenn St.
Kyle PittsFlorida
Gregory RousseauMiami
Rashawn SlaterNorthwestern
DeVonta SmithAlabama
Patrick Surtain IIAlabama
Jaylen WaddleAlabama
Zach WilsonBYU

45 players confirmed to participate virtually in 2021 NFL Draft

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PlayerSchool
Carlos BashamWake Forest
Rashod BatemanMinnesota
Nick BoltonMissouri
Tyson CampbellGeorgia
Andre CiscoSyracuse
Samuel CosmiTexas
Jabril CoxLSU
Christian DarrisawVirginia Tech
Jamin DavisKentucky
Wyatt DavisOhio State
Landon DickersonAlabama
Travis EtienneClemson
Justin FieldsOhio State
Pat FreiermuthPenn State
Najee HarrisAlabama
Jevon HollandOregon
Jaycee HornSouth Carolina
Creed HumphreyOklahoma
Brevin JordanMiami
Trevor LawrenceClemson
Alex LeatherwoodAlabama
Hunter LongBoston College
Terrace MarshallLSU
Jalen MayfieldMichigan
Quinn MeinerzWisconsin-Whitewater
Trevon MoehrigTCU
Elijah MooreMississippi
Rondale MoorePurdue
Dylan MosesAlabama
Greg NewsomeNorthwestern
Azeez OjulariGeorgia
Joseph OssaiTexas
Jayson OwehPenn State
Jeremiah Owusu-KoramoahNotre Dame
Kwity PayeMichigan
Ronnie PerkinsOklahoma
Jaelan PhillipsMiami
Penei SewellOregon
Trey SmithTennessee
Amon-Ra St. BrownUSC
Chazz SurrattNorth Carolina
Kadarius ToneyFlorida
Tommy TrembleNotre Dame
Jay TufeleUSC
Alijah Vera-TuckerUSC

32 current players, legends scheduled make selections on Night 2 of 2021 NFL Draft

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TeamPlayer/Legend
Arizona CardinalsKelvin Beachum
Atlanta FalconsChris Lindstrom
Baltimore RavensJacoby Jones
Buffalo BillsJoe DeLamielleure
Carolina PanthersKemp Rasmussen
Chicago BearsRashied Davis
Cincinnati BengalsAnthony Munoz
Cleveland BrownsMyles Garrett
Dallas CowboysDrew Pearson
Denver BroncosBilly Thompson
Detroit LionsFrank Ragnow
Green Bay PackersRashan Gary
Houston TexansChester Pitts
Indianapolis ColtsAntoine Bethea
Jacksonville JaguarsKevin Hardy
Kansas City ChiefsWill Shields
Las Vegas RaidersAlec Ingold
L.A. ChargersHank Bauer
L.A. RamsOrlando Pace
Miami DolphinsByron Jones
Minnesota VikingsJohn Randle
New England PatriotsStanley Morgan
New Orleans SaintsDemario Davis
New York GiantsDarius Slayton
New York JetsLaveranues Coles
Philadelphia EaglesMike Golic
Pittsburgh SteelersFranco Harris
San Francisco 49ersJaquiski Tartt
Seattle SeahawksMack Strong
Tampa Bay BuccaneersJimmie Giles
Tennessee TitansMichael Griffin
Washington Football TeamMonte Coleman

The 2021 NFL Draft begins Thursday with the first round (8 p.m. ET), followed by Rounds 2-3 on Friday, April 30 (7 p.m. ET) and finishing with Rounds 4-7 on Saturday, May 1 (noon ET). Tune in to NFL Network, ABC, ESPN and ESPN Deportes for live coverage on each day.

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