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HCA: Andre Dillard to attend NFL Draft in Nashville

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The former WSU lineman will be one of 23 prospects on hand in the Music City.

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Andre Dillard is expected to be a high pick later this month when the NFL draft heads to Nashville for the first time. And now we know the former WSU offensive lineman will be on hand to see it happen.

The NFL announced Tuesday that Dillard will be among 23 prospects on hand in the Music City for the event on April 25. Now the question will be: Where will the 6’5” lineman land?

The meteoric rise up draft boards for Dillard has been well documented. Heading into the draft, Dillard is a near-lock to be drafted in the first round. NFL.com’s Charley Casserly is high on Dillard, picking him to go ninth overall to the Buffalo Bills. Casserly ranked Dillard as second offensive lineman off the board and even called him the “best pass protector in the draft.

NFL Rough Draft, one of the more accurate mocks in recent history, isn’t as high on Dillard. That service picked him to fall to down to the 23rd overall selection to the Texans.

Most other mock drafts have him falling somewhere in between. Here’s a selection of some other mock drafts from around the internet:

  • Walter Football: 14th overall (Falcons)
  • 247 Sports: 18th overall (Vikings)
  • CBS Sports: 23rd overall (Texans)
  • DraftTek: 23rd overall (Texans)
  • USA Today: 23rd overall (Texans)
  • NBC Sports: 25th overall (Eagles) [I refuse to link to this one because they committed the atrocity of doing a two round mock draft in slideshow form, a design decision that should be punishable by the death penalty.]
  • Sporting News: 16th overall (Panthers)

So your guess is as good as mine where Dillard might fall later this month. But the good news is that Coug fans everywhere will get to see him take the stage and give Roger Goodell the classic bro hug on national TV.

The first round the NFL draft gets underway on April 25 from Nashville. TV coverage will be seen on ABC, ESPN and the NFL Network.

Below is a list of every prospect that will join Dillard in the green room.

  • LB Josh Allen (Kentucky)
  • DB Deandre Baker (Georgia)
  • DE Nick Bosa (Ohio State)
  • WR Marquise Brown (Oklahoma)
  • DE Brian Burns (Florida State)
  • LB Devin Bush (Michigan)
  • TE Noah Fant (Iowa)
  • OT Cody Ford (Oklahoma)
  • TJ Hockenson (Iowa)
  • RB Josh Jacobs (Alabama)
  • QB Daniel Jones (Duke)
  • QB Drew Lock (Missouri)
  • WR DK Metcalf (Ole Miss)
  • QB Kyler Murray (Oklahoma)
  • DT Ed Oliver (Houston)
  • DE Montez Sweat (Miss. State)
  • OT Jawaan Taylor (Florida)
  • LB Devin White (LSU)
  • DT Christian Wilkins (Clemson)
  • CB Greedy Williams (LSU)
  • OT Jonah Williams (Alabama)
  • DT Quinnen Williams (Alabama)

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