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NFL Draft invites high school coaches of players in attendance

February 22, 2018 / Football
College football players who accept an invitation to this year’s NFL Draft can bring along their high school coaches, NFL.com’s Gil Brandt reported Thursday.

The NFL will pay all expenses for high school coaches who make the trip. The draft kicks off April 26 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The decision is a nice gesture to the coaches who helped shape the future pros, especially since they rarely get the recognition they deserve. It’s also safe the say the move by the NFL is to help entice college players to accept the invitations. In recent years, more players have opted to watch the draft at home with their families. 

There were no other details on whether the coaches would be recognized during the draft, but the trip alone is great move and hopefully something they continue to do for future events. College coaches are almost always acknowledged for a player’s development as they prepare for the NFL, but high school coaches deserve just as much credit — if not more.

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